VeloVoices Advent Calendar 8: Stybar alone

Continuing our more melancholic theme, Ian Walton‘s photograph captures the silent moment when the race has finished and someone else triumphed.

The picture : Stybar alone

At Roubaix, I wanted to try and find a spot where the winner and losers would have a moment to reflect after finishing. So I gambled on the 200m mark on the track as I know they roll around after crossing the line, mingling with those still finishing. 

Zdeněk Štybar had been foiled again in a Classic and I got the moment I wanted – a few seconds to himself, to take in what had just happened.




Follow Ian as The Musette on Twitter, Instagram and his website. Check out the features we’ve done with him in the past. 

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