The week that was: photos for discussion (wk14, 2014)

The third round of our TWTW gallery includes photos from Paris-Roubaix, the Brabantse Pijl and under-23 Tour of Flanders. We’ve been busy putting pages together for RIDE #64 (due out in late May) but have also posted a number of features online since our previous instalment of The Week That Was. With thanks to our two regular photo contributors Yuzuru Sunada and Graham Watson we look back on the events of the season as it unfolds and offer a reminder of the posts on ridemedia.com.au for the week. The subject of the week was the Paris-Roubaix: a collection of images was posted the day after Niki Terpstra’s impressive win and it included a sequence by Sunada showing the moment Greg van Avermaet’s nightmare truly began.

Until the moment of his crash, the runner-up in the Ronde van Vlaanderen was still in contention for the cobbled trophy in Roubaix. As Allan Peiper explained to RIDE last Friday, GVA was to be the leader of BMC Racing – a squad that boasted the likes of Thor Hushovd and Taylor Phinney.

From an Australian perspective, the best hope in Roubaix was Mathew Hayman – at least that’s what RIDE‘s editor Rob Arnold was telling SBS’s Cycling Central on the Thursday before the race. Ultimately, the Orica-GreenEdge rider finished 41st but it could have been a lot better were it not for two punctures inside the final 10km. Hayman explained his 13th Paris-Roubaix in an interview with RIDE on the Monday after the race.

That is a summary of some features published on ridemedia.com.au this week. Use the search engine to delve into our archives… in the meantime, here is another edition of TWTW – this time for week 14 of 2014.

 

Happy Easter to all our readers: enjoy any time off you have and be safe out there…

 

The finish of the under-23 Ronde van Vlaanderen... Dylan Groenewegen got the victory after surviving the crash in the finale. Photo: Graham Watson

The finish of the under-23 Ronde van Vlaanderen… Dylan Groenewegen got the victory after surviving the crash in the finale.
Photo: Graham Watson

 

Caleb Ewan was one of the riders caught up in the crash at the end of the under-23 Ronde van Vlaanderen. Photo: Graham Watson

Caleb Ewan was one of the riders caught up in the crash at the end of the under-23 Ronde van Vlaanderen. He explains the crash to Rob Arnold
Photo: Graham Watson

Dylan Groenewegen celebrates while others lay strewn across the bitumen... Photo: Graham Watson

Dylan Groenewegen celebrates while others lay strewn across the bitumen…
Photo: Graham Watson

 

Simon Gerrans at the front of the bunch in Brabantse Pijl. If you want to see how well the Australian champion does a lead-out, do a search for stage four of the Vuelta al Pais Vasco when you see him drop off Michael Matthews in sensational style. Photo: Graham Watson

Simon Gerrans at the front of the bunch in Brabantse Pijl. If you want to see how well the Australian champion does a lead-out, do a search for stage three of the Vuelta al Pais Vasco when you see him drop off Michael Matthews in sensational style.
Photo: Graham Watson

BMC gets a win in April: Philippe Gilbert holds off a strong challenge from Michael Matthews at the end of the Brabantse Pijl on 16 April. Photo: Graham Watson

BMC gets a win in April: Philippe Gilbert holds off a strong challenge from Michael Matthews at the end of the Brabantse Pijl on 16 April.
Photo: Graham Watson

 

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Dan Jones helped bring Paris-Roubaix to the people with his excellent Backstage Pass. Here is one scene when Craig Gaeter changes a wheel in the dust…
Photo: Dan Jones

 

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Luke Durbridge and Mathew Hayman in the Roubaix edition of Backstage Pass…
Photo: Dan Jones

 

Jérôme Cousin's Colnago awaits the action of Paris-Roubaix.  Photo: Yuzuru Sunada

Jérôme Cousin’s Colnago awaits the action of Paris-Roubaix.
Photo: Yuzuru Sunada

 

Cannondale's team bikes stacked up before the start of Paris-Roubaix. Photo: Yuzuru Sunada

Cannondale’s team bikes stacked up before the start of Paris-Roubaix.
Photo: Yuzuru Sunada

 

Alexander Kristoff at Paris-Roubaix... Photo: Yuzuru Sunada

Alexander Kristoff at Paris-Roubaix…
Photo: Yuzuru Sunada

 

 

Author: rob@ride

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