A coffee table book on UCI Cylco-Cross World Cup comes out from Hungarian photographer Balint Hamvas.
Hamvas is a happy new convert to the world of cyclo-cross. He went along each stage of the UCI world series with the intention of capturing the heart and soul of cyclo-cross.
Hamvas shares, “I had the chance to see a World Cup race live and boy, was it brilliant. It felt like the Formula-1 of cycling: you see the riders throughout the race; the pace is unbelievably intense and the crowd go crazy every time their favourite rider whizzes past.”
Hamvas journeyed to Treviso, Italy in September for the first round. He was there to experience each round just as much as the next cyclist. The changes in the weather, the road conditions and other elements in cyclo-cross were challenges Hamvas gladly took on.
The result of traveling 6,000 miles to witness all nine rounds of the UCI Cyclo-Cross World Cup was an amazing compilation of stirring images. The front cover shows Zdenek Stybar at one of his races. He won the Super Prestige series, the rainbow jersey and the UCI World Cup.
The photo book comprises of action shots, portraits of riders, podium shots, fan pictures, candid shots and ‘behind the scenes’ moments. The seven rounds for the elite’s women races share equal space in the coffee table book. Hamvas also included a short commentary on each event for each round.
The UCI Cyclo-Cross World Cup: season 2009/2010 costs £17.99 for a softback copy.
Via Road Cycling UK