Like this site? Help us to make it better.


Tour de France crash image available as a print

Chris Auld’s famous pic of Froome, Bardet and Thomas hitting the deck was THE image of this year’s race

As ever, a lot of stunning photography came out of this year’s Tour de France but the image of the race has to be Chris Auld’s of the crash in the rain on Stage 2 that sent Chris Froome, Romain Bardet, Geraint Thomas and others sprawling, and it is now available as an A3 fine art print.

Auld’s pic capturing the unpredictable and occasionally out of control nature of the Tour was picked up by the likes of the BBC, CNN and L’Equipe and quickly became very famous. 

It’s available to buy, printed on Hahnemuhle Photo Rag, a 308gsm, white, 100% cotton paper with a smooth surface texture, and priced £55. 

The print is available from Band of Climbers. 

Yes, this story is a bit of an advert, but we reckon the pic warrants it!

If you’re interested, click the link

Mat has been in cycling media since 1996, on titles including BikeRadar, Total Bike, Total Mountain Bike, What Mountain Bike and Mountain Biking UK, and he has been editor of 220 Triathlon and Cycling Plus. Mat has been technical editor for over a decade, testing bikes, fettling the latest kit, and trying out the most up-to-the-minute clothing. We send him off around the world to get all the news from launches and shows too. He has won his category in Ironman UK 70.3 and finished on the podium in both marathons he has run. Mat is a Cambridge graduate who did a post-grad in magazine journalism, and he is a winner of the Cycling Media Award for Specialist Online Writer. Now over 50, he's riding road and gravel bikes most days for fun and fitness rather than training for competitions.

Latest Comments