Friday, 22 August 2014

Romain Bardet, a future champion

Continued from 34th Clasica Ciclista San Sebastian, the finish

You caught a glimpse of some after-the-finish shots and might have guessed that I hung around for a while after the end. Yes, quite a while, in fact. The reason for this will be apparent in a later post. This post is dedicated to, by all accounts, a future champion, Romain Bardet, who's barely 24 and had just started riding professionally in 2012. This young Frenchman is currently riding for Ag2r-La Mondiale. 

In the 34th La Clásica de San Sebastián, he finished 18th, 43 seconds behind the winner. A mere 10 days later, he was racing at the Tour de L'Ain, and if I'm not mistaken, he finished, coincidentally, in the same position!

Enjoy the pics!

Romain Bardet
Romain Bardet, a future champion
Romain Bardet
A happy Romain Bardet
Romain Bardet
Wellwishers
Romain Bardet
A fan seeking autograph
Romain Bardet
Supporters clamouring for attention
Romain Bardet
A crazy lady
Romain Bardet
Romain Bardet checking his stuff
Romain Bardet
Girlfriend or sister?
Romain Bardet
Nice hairdo ;)
Romain Bardet
Taming it...
Romain Bardet
A happy fan
Romain Bardet
Romain Bardet, showered and changed
Romain Bardet
A more relaxed Romain Bardet
“When you photograph people in colour, you photograph their clothes. But when you photograph people in black and white, you photograph their souls!” 
― Ted Grant

I try, I try...