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  • CrampeurCrampeur Posts: 1,065
    Love this one: LuzArdiden-620x394.jpg
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  • Fantastic thread, loving all these photos. This one is great - anyone know who took it? (Thor Hushvold at Milan San Remo in 2013)
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  • Not sure if the link will work, as it's from Greg Lemond's Facebook page (some really interesting photos regularly posted on his FB page), but I like this pic - think I had it on my wall at the time...
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  • Last of my GL pics for today (I'm a bit of a fanboy - Greg was my idol when I started to get seriously into bikes) - love this one of him putting down the power in the big ring:
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  • You'll all know this one
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    There is actually quite a lot going on in this photo. At first glance it looks like Monsieur Hinault is being a little heavy handed but I have only just noticed that the guy about to get a sound thrashing has a hold on Phil Anderson's arm! That protester has certainly crossed the line and Hinault is fully justified in bringing his biggest can of whoop-censored to the party. Phil Anderson's response is quite disappointing. I always thought the Aussies liked a good scrap. Marino Lejarreta's twin brother appears to be next on Hinault'censored list. The guy behind Hinualt in the Addidas jacket is probably thinking "Aw fook, Hinault has lost it. I'm outta here!"

    I'd like to see Jeremy Clarkson call Hinault a cheese-eating surrender monkey. He'd quickly be chewing on a badger-flavoured knuckle sandwich.:D
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 53,287 Lives Here
    Not necessarily the greatest but I've always found '98 TdF pantani, with the bike, the kit etc as particularly photogenic.

    These 3 in particular I'm keen on.
    marco_pantani_hr_600.jpg

    marco-pantani.jpg

    pantani_15.jpg
  • ugo.santaluciaugo.santalucia Posts: 25,805
    This is the best one ever. Coppi and Bartali were opponents, but they are sharing the bottle... to this day nobody knows who passed the bottle to whom... Coppi died young and Bartali was a true gentleman and when asked, he smiled and said it was Coppi who passed it to him... do you believe him?

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  • shazzzshazzz Posts: 1,071
    Some good picks / pics here.
    Someone mentioned Hinault in '78 - here it is.
    The Cav pick was just such a great moment, seeing a British yellow jersey leading out a British world champ to win an exciting stage.
    The Creed piccie is an OK photo, but I just love that he did this.

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  • gpreevesgpreeves Posts: 454
    Extralight wrote:
    Fantastic thread, loving all these photos. This one is great - anyone know who took it? (Thor Hushvold at Milan San Remo in 2013)
    thor-hushovd-snow-milan-san-remo.jpg

    I think it comes from Brake Through Media, it's certainly in their MSR gallery:

    http://www.brakethroughmedia.com/#!/index/C00004a1H9xu3kNQ/G0000SLk6i8rLugo/24
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    plus ca change...
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    Andreas Gursky - Tour de France I (2007) - Mt Ventoux
  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 24,512
    Andreas Gursky - Tour de France I (2007) - Mt Ventoux
    I don't know which climb that is, but it's not Ventoux (not least because they didn't do it in 2007)
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  • ProssPross Posts: 26,006
    RichN95 wrote:
    Andreas Gursky - Tour de France I (2007) - Mt Ventoux
    I don't know which climb that is, but it's not Ventoux (not least because they didn't do it in 2007)

    Way too many hairpins too surely? Always thought Ventoux was pretty straight. Port de Pailheres maybe? Nice photo though.
  • ExtralightExtralight Posts: 136
    Pross wrote:
    RichN95 wrote:
    Andreas Gursky - Tour de France I (2007) - Mt Ventoux
    I don't know which climb that is, but it's not Ventoux (not least because they didn't do it in 2007)

    Way too many hairpins too surely? Always thought Ventoux was pretty straight. Port de Pailheres maybe? Nice photo though.

    Looks like the Bonnette to me, although it's almost 20 years since I rode it, and I've no idea if this was in the 2007 TdF, so I'm likely to be wrong!

    Thanks GPReeves for sourcing the Hushvold pic that I posted.
  • ExtralightExtralight Posts: 136
    Not the greatest cycling photo ever, but one of my best cycling pics. Anyone know who it is, and, for exctra bonus points, what race and when?
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  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 24,512
    edited March 2014
    Extralight wrote:
    Not the greatest cycling photo ever, but one of my best cycling pics. Anyone know who it is, and, for exctra bonus points, what race and when?
    taffi.jpg
    It looks a bit like Dmitri Konyshev or maybe Andrei Tchmil.

    Edit: Or having now looked at the photo URL in the response box I reckon it's Andrea Tafi.
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  • ExtralightExtralight Posts: 136
    Right era, wrong rider. I've been looking without success for an awesome pic that I remember being in The Comic years ago, of Sean Yates in Motorola kit descending, with terrible road rash on his lower leg, and his arm taped up (if I remember rightly, it was punctured by a brake lever). Aside from the whole LA business, what an awesome rider, and nice guy too. When I first met him, I was astounded how thin he was, given how big he looked on the bike. Anyway, here's a substitute pic of 'Big Sean' in action:
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  • ExtralightExtralight Posts: 136
    I'll try that again: tumblr_m0vl27Oe2u1rpjvf3o1_500.jpg
  • ExtralightExtralight Posts: 136
    Rich, you cheated! Can you get the year and the race without cheating?
  • Bo DukeBo Duke Posts: 1,058
    Extralight wrote:
    Rich, you cheated! Can you get the year and the race without cheating?
    I suspect he's doping. :shock:
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  • The one labelled as Ventoux 2007, is that the l'Iseran?

    They used it that year in the stage that finished in Briancon
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  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 53,287 Lives Here
    Not necessarily the greatest but I've always found '98 TdF pantani, with the bike, the kit etc as particularly photogenic.

    These 3 in particular I'm keen on.
    marco_pantani_hr_600.jpg

    marco-pantani.jpg

    pantani_15.jpg

    No love for any of these?

    Forget it's Pantani for a moment.
  • No_Ta_DoctorNo_Ta_Doctor Posts: 10,192
    What do people think the essential ingredients for a truly great cycling photo are?

    For me, the best of the best capture something even if you don't know the riders or the race. It's enough to recognise the pain/elegance/excitement etc. In the history of cycling countless riders have crossed the line first, whether by millimetres or kilometres. If you don't know it's a great rider and you don't know it was the queen stage of a dramatic TdF (for instance) is the picture still great?

    On the other hand, there are plenty of great pictures that capture something of a great champion, or a defining moment in cycling history, where the mystique and importance of the rider/moment are part of our cultural tradition.... You can't see the classic pics of Hinault, for example, without seeing the man's legendary drive and aggression.

    PS Rick - Pantani (et al) sitting in the road at the '98 TdF is one of the sport's lowest points for me. Important historically, and accurate portrayal of cycling at the time, but all the romanticism of cycling is stripped away to leave the ugliness. Not my favourite pic by a long shot.
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  • phreakphreak Posts: 2,238
    Not necessarily the greatest but I've always found '98 TdF pantani, with the bike, the kit etc as particularly photogenic.

    These 3 in particular I'm keen on.
    marco_pantani_hr_600.jpg

    marco-pantani.jpg

    pantani_15.jpg

    No love for any of these?

    Forget it's Pantani for a moment.

    I like them because it's Pantani to be honest :)
  • RuddRudd Posts: 264
    I love these picture! Also happen to have some wall to fill.......anyone know of a good website that I could get some good quality prints from.
  • gpreevesgpreeves Posts: 454
    The one labelled as Ventoux 2007, is that the l'Iseran?

    They used it that year in the stage that finished in Briancon

    Does l'Iseran have that many hairpins?

    If the 2007 label is correct, it should be one of the ones from this list:

    http://www.climbbybike.com/race.asp?Race=Tour2007
  • ExtralightExtralight Posts: 136
    The first and second Pantani photos are awesome. At that time, I was in blissful ignorance of the scale or nature of doping, and loved watching Il Pirata race. On the drops, uphill - a really distinctive and aggressive style. And I loved the yellow Corsa CX tubs!
  • kleinstrokerkleinstroker Posts: 2,133
    1930, Victor Fontan
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    Charly Gaul
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    My fave
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  • andypandyp Posts: 8,397
    Extralight wrote:
    Not the greatest cycling photo ever, but one of my best cycling pics. Anyone know who it is, and, for exctra bonus points, what race and when?
    taffi.jpg

    Is it Christophe Agnolutto? It looks very like the Bosberg, but the close ratio front chainrings make me think it's from Paris-Roubaix, so I'll hazard a guess at the Arenberg.
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