Ronde van Vlaanderen: photos for discussion

Yep, the photo editing process – it reveals things that TV images just don’t provide unless you really like the pause button. It was great to have the live coverage of the Ronde van Vlaanderen last night but it’s in the days that follow the race that little details of the day emerge. Last week we published our first TWTW – ‘The Week That Was’ – post that offered photos for discussion about events from week 12 of 2014. We’ll get around to TWTW for week 13 on Friday… but before that, here are a few photos for discussion from ‘de Ronde‘. Big thanks to Graham Watson for not only being there, letting us use some of his photos online, but also for editing his selection and posting them so quickly and professionally!

 

The winner's chain-slap as his Trek bounces over the cobbles. When will we see MTB technology being used to limit this sort of thing? Or rather, is there any need?

The winner’s chain-slap as his Trek bounces over the cobbles. When will we see MTB technology being used to limit this sort of thing? Or rather, is there any need? Surely, the mechanics know about Shadow Plus…
Photo: Graham Watson

 

Wiggo-Flanders_GW

Yep, Sir Wiggo was there – at the Tour of Flanders. He finished 32nd. And he seemed to be pacing himself pretty well for a guy who, one might expect, was not just there to make up numbers but to also remind himself of what the pavé is like to race on ahead of this year’s Tour de France which features some stages with cobbled sections.
Photo: Graham Watson

 

 

Millar-Shoe-Flanders_GW

Shoes by Fizik – or, as the company will spell it: Fi’zi:k…
Special ‘Lion of Flanders’ editions for David Millar, complete with sole in the colours of the Belgian flag.
Photo: Graham Watson

Vansummeren-Flanders-GW

Johan Vansummeren’s bike, his shoe still attached and his wheel severely dented. A traffic island, a spectator, and a horrible situation that we all wish never happened. The rider is okay, but the lady he hit remains in hospital…
Photo: Graham Watson

 

Tuft-Flanders_GW

Svein Tuft becomes a temporary cameraman, surely capturing footage of the massive crowds at the sign on of ‘de Ronde‘ for an upcoming OGE Backstage Pass…
Photo: Graham Watson

 

Sergent-Flander_GW

Yep, that was Jesse Sergent. He was at the front of the peloton for a huge percentage of the race on Sunday but only earned a mention when he finally swung over after having done his job. Surely, bro, someone could have mentioned him and his effort before it was all over…
Photo: Graham Watson

 

It may be almost 260km long but there weren't too many stretches of road without spectators. Well, there were certainly plenty of people on the roadside – and almost everyone was capturing the action in one way or another.  There's an obvious reason why the call-out came from Orica-GreenEdge to share uploads from the race with #OGEfancam... Photo: Graham Watson

It may be almost 260km long but there weren’t too many stretches of road without spectators. Well, there were certainly plenty of people on the roadside – and almost everyone was capturing the action in one way or another.
There’s an obvious reason why the call-out came from Orica-GreenEdge to share uploads from the race with #OGEfancam…
Photo: Graham Watson

 

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