I almost didn’t shoot today’s Milan-Sanremo. I was quite tired yesterday from a ride and I felt like I just couldn’t be bothered to spend all day in the car and then drive four hours back to Cittiglio for the Trofeo Binda on Sunday. I just wanted to stay put. Then, I realised that I haven’t shot a bike race without a commission for ages. Which, on the one hand, means that you’re not getting paid, on the other hand, it also means that there are no constraints. I could do literally what I wanted to. And that was very tempting. So, I started to research the course last night and got up at 6am today to get to the start. And I’m so glad I did.
It was so liberating to be totally free and that I didn’t have to make sure that I have enough close-up shots of certain riders. It also helped that the weather was quite unpleasant, or at least for the first half of the race. Sometimes I got lucky and sometimes I made the wrong decision and it was ok. The race route goes past some stunning parts of Italy and the sunshine at the end I think made up for all the wind and rain during the day.
Anyway, enough of my blabbering, here are the photos, hope you enjoy them. And don’t forget to check out velofocus.com tomorrow for photos from Trofeo Binda!