Pictures from rarely broadcast but exciting races will be printed if enough cash can be raised to produce the book
The photography duo behind some of the most beautiful images in women’s cycling will produce a coffee table album if enough backing can be achieved.
Balint Hamvas and Sean Robinson – the photographers behind Velofocus – travel the world capturing the endeavours of the women’s peloton every year and now want to produce a printed chronicle.
The pair have been instrumental in raising the profile of women’s cycling, by providing high quality images of racing not always broadcast on TV.
“They take amazing photos and play such a huge role in helping women’s cycling get the coverage it deserves”, said Cervelo-Bigla’s Ashleigh Moolman Pasio.
The hardcover edition will share the stories of the 2017 season, with photos from every UCI Women’s World Tour Race as well as containing exclusive editorial on key riders and themes.
The duo have set a goal of £20,000 and have until July 22 to reach the target. If the project goes ahead, books will be printed in November to be shipped in time for Christmas.
One album costs £35, though pledgers can boost their contribution to have their name printed in the book.
Hamvas has experience launching via the Kickstarter programme, having produced annual chronicles from the cyclocross world with backing since 2010.
In a launch video, Robinson explained: “The internet is a great place for speedy photos, but there’s something special about capturing a moment in print.”
Commenting on the chance to see the pictures printed, Wiggle High5’s Annette Edmondson said: “The photos are so good that to see them put into a book would be fantastic.”