First on my mind is to ask the question - what is up with the trend in cycling photography to select an angle as if the viewer is only one meter tall? As a fan, I don't typically crawl up to riders, why are the Photographers? Perhaps they are recreating their youthful height, or trying to make these men seem larger than life? The angles seem odd, I'm looking up Johan Bruyneel's nose. This photo hardly captures his handsome qualities.
Here Richie Porte is wondering if the Photographer wouldn't mind picking up that fourth bottle he just dropped (you know, while you are down there). And why are you down there?
Finally, here Serguei Ivanov stares me down right about my 5'7" height. Now this is a photo of an intimidating cyclist. Nice work.
The Santos Tour Down Under begins today. I tease, but I am a huge fan of Steephill.TV, when race season begins, they are the best source for online live coverage and news of the races. The 2011 cycling season is upon us.
A funny read: by Dan Wuori on Browne Eye Blog. For those who like pro cycling humor. Excerpt: "This year’s TDU also marks Lance Armstrong’s fourth annual, “final race on foreign soil.”"
|Route Map of 2011 Santos Tour Down Under|