The individual time trials isn’t my personal favorite in a road bicycle stage race, but a spread out line of individuals racers results in a spectator friendly event and a great opportunity for sports photographers to catch top racers in action.
Shooting a bike race in the desert doesn’t often afford much opportunity for stunning imagery, but today’s Tour of Qatar Stage 3 took place in a sandstorm and finished in the late afternoon. Photographer Bryn Lennon took advantage of the unique lighting to catch several racers from his motorcycle vantage.
More below this photo of Tom Boonen. Click through for larger images.
The photos below are (in order) Bradley Wiggins of Team Sky, Greg van Avermaet of BMC Racing, Andrea Guardini of Astana, Peter Sagan racing for Tinkoff-Saxo, Jasper Stuyven for Trek Factory Racing, Jose Joaqiun of Movistar, Luca Paloni of Team Katshua, Sam Bennett for Bora-Argon 18, and Jean-Pierre Drucker for BMC.