Best of 2012

[one_half]I really don’t like these end of the year ‘best of’ galleries. Don’t get me wrong, I’m a huge sucker for reminiscing but it’s very frustrating that I have to whittle it down to 10 photos. But that’s the nature of the beast and it was good to relive a few key moments from this year.[/one_half][one_half_last]I would like to thank you, my dear reader, that you keep coming back, read my blogposts and I can only hope that my viewing my photos bring you as much joy to you as shooting them brings to me. I’ve got great plans for 2013, another book is in the pipeline (but more on that in the next year), thank you for your attention, it wouldn’t be possible without you. Bring it on 2013![/one_half_last]

The craziest race I’ve ever been to: the cyclocross World Championships at Koksijde. All photographers were herded into a few cordoned off areas, so I was quite happy that I managed to pull off a unique image while I was surrounded by dozens of photographers.

A short but great trip to Switzerland in June. I spent a few days with the BMC Racing Team and I took this shot of team mechanic Kevin Grove cleaning a then-prototype BMC TMR01.

One of my most liked photos this year was this one of Manuel Fumic, wearing baggy shorts at a World Cup race instead of the usual bib shorts.

The highlight of the summer has clearly been the Olympics. I was fortunate enough to spend at least a half day in the Velodrome and I’ve managed to add another ‘Sir Chris Hoy at the Olympics’ photo to my archives.

Kaitlin Antonneau and her determined look at the Plzen cyclocross World Cup this year.

Niels Albert has been using these pimp TRP brakes all season but I haven’t done a close-up shot until the Gieten Superprestige race.

This was my favourite angle on that day, it was a shame, though that the tree in the foreground fooled the autofocus and only a fraction of the photos were sharp. This is one of them.

Wietse Bosmans’ leg and bike during the Hamme-Zogge Superprestige race.

Tim Johnson refreshes himself after the Zolder cyclocross World Cup race.

It was good to see Zdenek Stybar doing ‘veldrijden’ again. It was even better that one of my favourite action shots of the year was of him, tackling the pump track at Loenhout.

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