As we ride towards the end of 2013, RIDE Media will be publishing a collection of images from some of our valued contributors. We asked some of our regular photographers to send a selection of shots from the season with a little explanation of what makes the photo special. While some of the images in these galleries may have been published in RIDE Cycling Review (or elsewhere) beforehand, this is our way of saying farewell to 2013 and thanks for the memories. There were some special moments throughout the season and I think you’ll agree that these photos capture the spirit of cycling.
The first instalment is from Mark Gunter. You can find other samples of his work at MarkGunter.com.au.
Pat lane celebrates with Calvin Watson after Watson takes out the Herald Sun Tour. Unfortunately the rider wont be back to defend his title due to commitments in Europe.
Damien Howson and Philippe Gilbert test their legs early on in the season during a long break at the Tour Down Under.
Cameron Meyer during his daring solo ride in the Australian Criterium Championships.
Nathan Earle showed some early form at the NRS season opener the Tour de Perth.
Jack Haig conquers Mount Warning during stage 1 of the Battle on the Border. He collapsed to the ground after crossing the line but his efforts were enough as he held on the take GC honor’s after the last stage.
In fading light Cameron Bayly attacks the lead group near the end of stage 2 of the Adelaide Tour. The stage featured two dirt sections that they raced on during the three lap circuit. Blair Windsor eventually took out the stage after he and Nathan Elliott bridged across to him in the closing kilometers. NRS leader Jack Haig would puncture at the critical moment leaving him no chance in the day’s stage.
Ruth Corset attacks on the brutal Gunns Plain climb at the Mersey Valley Tour in Northern Tasmania.
Richie Porte charging ahead of Chris Froome before the tricky decent into finish town Gap during stage 16 of this years Tour de France.
Euride Racing were a new force on this years NRS Calendar. Here Alex Edmondson celebrates with Tom Kaesler and the rest of the team after Edmondson won the final stage of the Tour of Gippsland. Nathan Earle was required to win the stage to take overall honours for the tour but he was to finish second on the stage to his younger opponent.
Stage 5 of the tour of the Great South Coast featured an awesome back drop. I think the only thing missing from this image was a couple of surfers doing their thing.
The Tour of the Murray River = Flat fast stages, blue skies and canola fields. Lots of canola fields…
Anna Meares. Full of determination, is always impressive to photograph. Here she about to begin her 500m time trial at the Oceania Track Championships in Invercargill, New Zealand.
Annette Edmondson about to win the scratch race at the Australian Omnium Championships on December 20. She would win the title for the second year in a row and the next day she teamed up with Jessica Mundy to win the Australian Madison Championships.
Part 01: Mark Gunter
Part 02: Mark Johnson
Part 03: Yuzuru Sunada