Wouter Roosenboom is a Dutch photographer who seeks to capture the beauty and artistry of cycling from his own unique perspective. Wouter works with many high profile clients in cycling, such as Shimano, Sunweb, Ridley and Bioracer. Here we present a gallery showcasing a selection of what he regards to be his best photos of the last 12 months. For more information you can check out his website here
Wouter's winning picture in the world wide cyclingphoto-contest Mark Gunter photographer of the year 2016. The photo is of the Cannondale-Drapac Pro Cycling Team during the 5th stage 20.9km team time trial in the Eneco Tour. Wouter explains "it was really difficult to shoot from the motorbike. The riders entered a forest so it became dark. I had to be very close behind them to shoot this one."
Always looking for the artistic angle, Wouter was inspired by the work of painter Piet Mondrian for this picture of Christian Grasmann at the Six Days Rotterdam 2016. The picture was taken from the roof of Ahoy.
Wouter, who often rides on the back of a moto explains, "I often go in front of the peloton to find interesting spots."
I don't like shooting the finish between all the other photographers. If possible I try to do something diffferent. I shot this picture of Mark Cavendish from a small tree stump and tried to balance on one leg to get a view over the crowds.
Wouter describes "I captured this portrait of Peter Sagan just after the opening presentation for the Tour de France."
The warming-up of a time trial is always nice to shoot. I pictured Tom Stamsnijder during his warming-up for the Giro d'Italia prologue in Apeldoorn.
This rather unique panning shot, is Greg Van Avermaet photgraphed from a bridge during the Eneco Tour time trial in Brad.
This photo is of Koen de Kort showering in the famous showers of Roubaix velodrome at the end of Paris -Roubaix. Wouter explains: "As team photographer of team Giant-Alpecin (now Sunweb), I shoot a lot behind the scenes."
Image: Wouter Roosenboom
In Wouter's words "An empty street in Brugge during the start of Tour of Flanders. I took this photo with a smile on my face."
Wouter explains, "for the first time I visited Le Tour de Yorkshire. It was amazing. Despite its young age, the three-day race has already established itself as Britain’s second biggest stage race behind only the Tour of Britain" adding, "I fell in love with the Tour de Yorkshire. Crossing the beautiful roads I saw this distinguished British gentleman."
Another image from the 2016 Tour of Flanders as riders traverse the fields. Another example of an angle that other photographers may not think of. "Sometimes you find really nice views from a distance."
Wouter describes "I'm always looking for something different. When the sun emerges after the rain there are always new opportunities."