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ddraverddraver Posts: 21,128
Shamelessly stolen off of @CafeRoubaix who went with...



Now, as a summation of the (GT) decade I could agree but as The Best Cycling Photo?

I feel we can do better....
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  • No_Ta_DoctorNo_Ta_Doctor Posts: 10,104
    edited December 2019
    Edit: image insert not being nice to me
    “Road racing was over and the UCI had banned my riding positions on the track, so it was like ‘Jings, crivvens, help ma Boab, what do I do now? I know, I’ll go away and be depressed for 10 years’.”

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  • gsk82gsk82 Posts: 2,772
    Nick Dlamini on Boothferry Bridge, near Goole.
    "Unfortunately these days a lot of people don’t understand the real quality of a bike" Ernesto Colnago
  • gsk82 said:

    Nick Dlamini on Boothferry Bridge, near Goole.



    Would that be this one?


  • gsk82gsk82 Posts: 2,772

    gsk82 said:

    Nick Dlamini on Boothferry Bridge, near Goole.



    Would that be this one?

    Yeah. Who needs Gavia, Ventoux or Tourmalet.
    "Unfortunately these days a lot of people don’t understand the real quality of a bike" Ernesto Colnago
  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 24,277
    Some nominations (which turned out to be quite Sky heavy):











    In second place....



    But the winner is.....



    Twitter: @RichN95
  • RichN95. said:






    I've never seen this one, gave me quite a belly laugh I can tell you
  • No_Ta_DoctorNo_Ta_Doctor Posts: 10,104
    The two I wanted to post yesterday have been posted :-)
    Nick Dlamini on Boothferry Bridge, and the AG2R/Sky crash coming off the wet roundabout.
    “Road racing was over and the UCI had banned my riding positions on the track, so it was like ‘Jings, crivvens, help ma Boab, what do I do now? I know, I’ll go away and be depressed for 10 years’.”

    @DrHeadgear

    The Vikings are coming!
  • TheBigBeanTheBigBean Posts: 11,838
    There's the Contador retirement one. Not sure that is best of the decade though.
  • orraloonorraloon Posts: 7,539
    RichN95. said:





    Is this real? When and what? Oh and why?
  • redvisionredvision Posts: 2,671
    orraloon said:

    RichN95. said:





    Is this real? When and what? Oh and why?
    Not seen this before but I bet the conspiracy theorists will be claiming this photo is clear evidence that sky had motors in their wheels :D
  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 24,277
    orraloon said:

    RichN95. said:





    Is this real? When and what? Oh and why?
    The photographer explains



    "How does that even happen? Funny story. Elia Viviani flatted. He held his wheel up high and waited for a spare. And waited. And waited. 200m down the road, there was carnage - bikes and bodies everywhere - so he waited some more. Eventually, frustration got the better of him, and he tossed his wheel down. Nothing violent, just the normal ughhhh moment of a race lost to bad luck. Unfortunately for Viviani and his wheel - when the wheel bounced up, the wind caught it, and it was off to the races. He didn't win. I assume the wheel is either still rolling or far, far down the field."
    Twitter: @RichN95


  • I'm afraid it is not a dramatic pile up but quite historic.

    I took it in 2010 and it shows Emma Pooley, the winner of the Tour de l'Aude Cycliste Féminin nearing the top of the Col du Tourmalet.

    It was the last such race since the event was ended by lack of interest from sponsors. I just happened to be cycling the other way at the time, I don't watch bike races really.
  • The Boothferry Bridge one's excellent because it was planned for, although the light and the alignment of the peloton conspired to elevate it above the ordinary.

    Rather fond of this one, which tells the whole story in just one shot:



    (credit BENOIT DOPPAGNE/AFP/Getty Images)
  • gsk82 said:

    Nick Dlamini on Boothferry Bridge, near Goole.



    Would that be this one?

    Focal point of lead rider is too central, if he had been ~33% in from the left or right of shot, it would have been an excellent composition. ;)
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  • bompingtonbompington Posts: 7,616

    There you go then. No need to thank me.
  • m.r.m.m.r.m. Posts: 2,036
    Shame for the blur in the middle. Otherwise really solid job. It's genuinely an improvement! Also, the spray from the wheels is missing. ;)

    In order for this to be all time great, the main rider needs to have been all time great. :|

    Also needs to be 4k. :wink:
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  • coopster_the_1stcoopster_the_1st Posts: 5,158
    edited January 2020
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