Cycling photography for September - Part II

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Vuelta Espana
Mountainbike world championships
Tour of the Peak
Grand Prix Fourmies
Grafton to Inverell Cycling Classic
Leontien Zijlaard-van Moorsel's Hour attempt
BMC San Francisco Grand Prix
Giro di Romagna
British National Time Trial Championships
Tour de Suisse Féminin 
GP de Suisse Féminin
BMC Tour of San Rafael
Internationale Delta Profronde
Coppa Placci
Ronde van Nederland

Mountainbike World championships

Rob Karman of is in Vail for the worlds and rushed these superb shots of the racing to Cyclingnews.

More shots by Rob have been added September 19

Senior women cross-country

More photos by Rob Karman of the Senior Women's cross-country, added September 19

AFP photo of Alison's win

Senior Men Cross-country

Senior Women Downhill

Senior Men Downhill

Junior downhill

Under-23 Men's Cross Country

More photos by Rob Karman of the Under-23 Men's cross-country, added September 19

Junior Men's Cross Country (Photos added September 19)

Junior Women's Cross Country (Photos added September 19)


Australian National Club Championships

Photos of the Indvidual Time Trial by Tim Francis/

Photos of the Pairs Time Trial by Tim Francis/

Photos of the Road Races by Tim Francis/

Seatac Cyclo-cross

Hyun Lee was at the first Washington state cyclo-cross race of the season in South Seatac. he sent these two pics of the winner and second placed rider.

Tour of the Peak

One of the toughest UK classics is the UCI 1.5 Tour of the Peak, the final race in the Premier Calendar series. Gerry McManus was there to capture the action with some fine shots.

Grand Prix Fourmies

Shorter and hillier than Paris-Brussels is the Grand Prix Fourmies, also classed as 1.1 by the UCI. Scott Sunderland (Fakta) scored an important win in this year's race.


This 249 kilometre sprinters' classic between the two capitals did not depart from tradition this year, but the winner surprised all the favourites.

Grafton to Inverell Cycling Classic

One of Australia's premier one-day races was held on a beautiful spring day, with a hungry pro showing his class after 228km of hard racing. These photographs by Tim Francis of and Heinrich Haussler.

Leontien Zijlaard-van Moorsel's Hour attempt

Close but no cigar. Leontien Zijlaard-van Moorsel made an attempt on Jeannie Longo's mark of 45.094 kilometres on the Manchester velodrome. She fell short by over 1.5 kilometres, but did ride out the whole hour.

BMC San Francisco Grand Prix

Probably the USA's biggest single-day race this year, the San Francisco GP saw a late attack by George Hincapie take the win for US Postal while an estimated 350,000 people lined the route to catch a glimpse of his team-mate triple Tour winner Lance Armstrong.

Stephen M McCaw took these pictures from around the course

Jim Pravetz was on Taylor St (16 percent climb) for the race and took these pictures

Jonathan Devich caught the action on the flats as well as the climbs, and a touching moment on the podium.

Mark Shimahara took these shots, many on the race's steepest climb

Carla Geyer hopped in a commissaire's car to take these pics of the action

Scot Johnson was on Taylor St for a crucial moment

  • The last four - another view of Hincapie, Barry, Klasna & Walters leaving behind Wherry and O'Bee
  • The Four - climb Taylor St

British National Time Trial Championships

Steve King captured the power and the pain of the UK's top time trialists

Giro di Romagna

Fotoreporter Sirotti captured the action and Rebellin's victory

BMC Tour of San Rafael

Jonathan Devich took these pics of the women's race

Tour de Suisse Féminin 

Photos provided by Pascal Meisser. This stage race followed the GP de Suisse Féminin World Cup.

Stage 1b - September 11: Sarnen - Sarnen, 79.8 km

Stage 2 - September 12: Frauenfeld - Frauenfeld, 129.5 km

Stage 3 - September 13: Aarberg - Aarberg, 108 km

  • Nicole Brändli (Switzerland) - leads a group on a climb in the third stage
  • The break - Lucille Hunkeler (Swiss National Team), Kimberly Bruckner (Saturn) and Tina Liebig (German National Team) lead the break that also included Ragnhild Kostöl (Team Sponsorservice) and Katia Longhin (Acca Due O)
  • Kim Bruckner (Saturn) - salutes as she takes the stage and the overall lead.

Stage 4 - September 14: Thun - Thun, 130.5 km

GP de Suisse Féminin 

Photos provided by Pascal Meisser

41st Internationale Delta Profronde - 1.2

Photo's of the race have been provided by Frans Meijer The Netherlands may not be the steepest landscape around, but watch for that wind!

51st Coppa Placci

Fotoreporter Sirotti has been a busy little bee of late, where he managed to capture the decisive action at the Coppa Placci. Paolo Bettini (Mapei-Quick Step) continued his end of season form, beating another rider with good late season form: Gianni Faresin (Liquigas), with Eddy Mazzoleni (Tacconi) taking third. The race was 200 kilometres long, and was played out over the finishing circuit, four 7.6 km laps around San Marino. After Saeco's Mirko Celestino forced a 10 man breakaway, Bettini, Faresin, Mazzoleni and Gobbi (Mobilvetta) attacked to reduce the group to four. Although he is a strong sprinter, Bettini went again on the final climb to win alone. Mapei's leader for the classics next year shouldn't have to do anything more to make the Italian national team for the World's in October.

Ronde van Nederland

Rabobank's Erik Dekker was tipped as a hot favourite in the Ronde van Nederland (Tour of the Netherlands). However in a remarkable finish, fellow Dutchman Leon Van Bon (Mercury) won by just six seconds from Dekker, courtesy of an inspiring ride as part of a six man breakaway in the final stage. The five-day, six stage race - rated 2.1 by the UCI - is characterised by relatively long stages to compensate for the country's noted lack of elevation change, and livened by a split third day with an individual time trial in the afternoon that often proves decisive. Not so in this year's race.

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For more cycling photography, with events such as Trofeo Melinda, 27th Giro del Friuli, GP Ouest-France Plouay, 73rd Giro del Veneto, Wiesbaden (Jens Zemke's last race), Goodwill Games, 15th Trofeo dello Scalatore, X-Games BMX Jumps, Trophée d'Or Féminin, and The Koppenberg please consult our monthly archives