If, like us, you love gazing at great cycling photography, you’ll look forward each December to the publication of the Rouleur Photography Annual, and from the pictures we’ve seen, shown in the gallery above, the 2010 edition – Volume 4 in the series – doesn’t disappoint.
As in previous years, the book showcases the work of snappers who regularly contribute to Rouleur, and covers the whole cycling season from the Spring Classics through to the Vuelta.
The pictures are accompanied by words penned by the likes of Phil Liggett, Michael Barry, Christian Vande Velde, Herbie Sykes and Matt Seaton, and the full list of contents is:
Giro and German Masters by Olaf Unverzart
Tour of the Med and Tour de France by Gerard Brown
Five races by Guy Andrews
Tour of the Battenkill and Tour of California by Daniel Sharp
La Voiture Balai by Marthein Smit
Tour de France by Timm Kölln
Tours of France, Switzerland and Italy by Taz Darling
La Vuelta by Yazuka Wada
British Championships by Geoff Waugh
Castellania by Ben Ingham
According to editor Guy Andrews, “2010 was one of the most exciting years of racing for a long time, not just for the close racing and exciting duels on the road but also for the places that the races have been – and the diverse terrain that the races have been through. Rouleur’s diverse bunch of photographers have been there too, and the results are fascinating. This collection of work, our fourth volume, is the finest to date. A vintage year for the peloton and one for us too.”
The 320-page book costs £37 and can be ordered here.
Born in Scotland, Simon moved to London aged seven and now lives in the Oxfordshire Cotswolds with his miniature schnauzer, Elodie. He fell in love with cycling one Saturday morning in 1994 while living in Italy when Milan-San Remo went past his front door. A daily cycle commuter in London back before riding to work started to boom, he's been news editor at road.cc since 2009. Handily for work, he speaks French and Italian. He doesn't get to ride his Colnago as often as he'd like, and freely admits he's much more adept at cooking than fettling with bikes.