Friday Feature Extra: Roxanne King’s Montreal photo-story

VeloEye Roxanne King made the trip from Michigan to Montreal last week to see our boys in the peloton race around the Canadian city at the GP Cycliste de Montreal. Here are her pictures from the day!

Here they come, ridin’ down the street, get the funniest looks from everyone they meet!

You know, we just don’t see enough of that cheeky Heinrich Haussler!

Manuel Quinziato used Montreal to prepare for the Worlds

As did SuperSagan. Here he’s telling someone just how he’s going to win the Worlds Road Race – ‘I’m going to ride with power and finesse and no one will be able to keep up. Simples!’

In the court of two Kings: Ben and Ted

Great picture of Kristian Koren

Matthew Busche on the start line, looking rather intense!

Quelle surprise! A rare shot of Thomas Voeckler with his mouth shut! Still pulling a face though – gotta love Tommy!

All pictures © Roxanne King. Follow CyclingRox on Twitter and on Flickr! She goes to lots of races and takes lots of pics! Marvellous!

Friday Feature: Vuelta gallery – no pain, no gain

VeloVoices’ friend Roz Jones is out at the Vuelta with those trusty press credentials and she was waiting for the boys at the end of that gruelling stage 16 on Monday. We’ll let her pictures do the talking:

Over the line

The gradient near the summit of Cuitu Negru averaged in the mid-teens and touched 25% in places. Even the quicker riders were taking 15 minutes to do the last 3km. Don’t ever doubt how much this Vuelta hurts.

Stage winner Dario Cataldo conquered the mountain …

…and the mountain conquered him.

Thomas de Gendt weaved over the finish line

Joaquim Rodriguez crosses the line with the red jersey safe (until, of course, Wednesday…)

Contador looks cooked

Alejandro Valverde crossing the finish line

Faces of pain

If you want to know what ‘being in the red’ looks like, look no further …

AG2R’s Rinaldo Nocentini

Saxo-Tinkoff’s Jesus Hernandez

A spent Nicolas Roche (AG2R)

A shattered Contador

Even the best stage racer in the world is in a universe of pain at the end of a day like this …

Is this the dead eye or the beginnings of his audacious plan for Stage 17?

Stage 17

It matters. It always matters.

An iconic image for an iconic win

This is how much it meant to him …

All pictures copyright of Roz Jones Photography. Follow Roz on Twitter and check out her website here.