John’s Super BIG Photo ROUBAIX/ WORLDS / FASHION Gallery!

A John Thomson Photo Collection

PeloPics: With the World championship road race just done and Paris-Roubaix this weekend, John Thomson has put together another BIG photo gallery for our pleasure. Belgium and France – Hot beds of cycling, cobbles, fashion and beer, with a bit of Italian Strade Bianche style thrown in.

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John says: “A mixed gallery that includes riders in the news, top stars and with the first Paris Roubaix Femmes coming up, a few ski goggle free shots from Strade Bianche Donne 2018. Paris Fashion Week street style and some scans from my magazine collection round out the gallery.”


A morning shot of the cobbles in Compiègne with the low angle sun


Mathieu van der Poel at Scheldecross Antwerpen 2018 and just off a comeback win at the Antwerp Port Epic. If his back is OK then he will be good to go for the worlds and PRB


Gorgeous Lili Reinhart at Valentino


Tour of Britain winner Wout van Aert getting up a steep climb at Overijse 2016


The Flemish Lion in Compiègne at the start of Paris Roubaix


Belgian fans take their cross very seriously. Wout van Aert at Overijse 2016 and looking good for the worlds and Paris Roubaix


Après Isabel Marant


Former world champions Tatiana Guderzo and Marta Bastianelli at Strade Bianche Donne 2018


Sofia Carson at Valentino


Former world champions Peter Sagan and Philippe Gilbert at Paris Roubaix 2018. Still the last two winners of PRB


Rain at Chanel


From cross to one of the very top sprinters. Tim Merlier at Overijse 2018 and aiming for Paris Roubaix


Xenia Adonts at Valentino


A real Belgian beauty


Multiple South African champion with a degree in Chemical Engineering. Ashleigh Moolman Pasio at Strade Bianche Donne 2018


Sarah Ellen at Louis Vuitton


Janneke Ensing at Strade Bianche Donne 2018 and finished twice in the top ten on the white roads


Leonie Hanne on the cobbles at the Trocadéro


After a tough abandon at the Vuelta, AV is coming back this season and next. Alejandro Valverde the iron man at Strade Bianche 2018


Caroline Vreeland at TommyxZendaya. Her maternal great-grandmother was fashion editor Diana Vreeland


A flopped image printed in a special Paris Roubaix edition of Miroir du cyclisme. Photo credit: Miroir du cyclisme


Fashionable couple après Balmain


I’ve always loved this shot by Aldo Tonnoir of Bernard Hinault as world champion covered in mud and riding to win the 1981 Paris Roubaix. He fell seven times and one time a small dog brought him down. Photo credit: Aldo Tonnoir / Sport 80 / Miroir du cyclisme


Another world champion covered in mud. Peter Sagan at Strade Bianche 2018


“Fou d’amour” actress Diane Rouxel at Celine


The GOAT of women’s cycling, Marianne Vos at Namur 2019 and a top favorite for the worlds and Paris Roubaix Femmes


Debby Ryan at Balmain


Fabio Aru said goodbye at this year’s Vuelta after a great career and Guillaume Boivin is the brand new Canadian champion. Here with Peter Sagan at GP Montreal 2016 in the year after Aru won his Vuelta


Sisters in the rain at Chanel


Sam Bennett at GP Quebec 2015 and will make his come back with Bora


Paloma Penniman at Valentino


No repeat victory this year for Jakob Fuglsang at the Race of the Falling Leaves after his Benelux Tour crash. Here at GP Quebec 2016 and maybe on to Team BikeExchange next year


Joudan Dunn at Isabel Marant


Forza Lampaert fans are always up for Paris Roubaix. Yves Lampaert as Belgian champion here at Strade Bianche 2019


Beatrice Valli at Redemption


Antonio Bevilacqua won the 1951 Paris Roubaix. Photo credit Rene Robert


Beauty at Nina Ricci


Liane Lippert just off her 2nd place at the European Championships and here at Strade Bianche Donne 2018


Fashion show in an underground parking garage in Paris


Giovanni Battaglin poster in Miroir du cyclisme. This year is the 40th anniversary of his Giro-Vuelta double in 1981. Photo credit: Olympia / Miroir du cyclisme


Olivia Culpo in the rain outside the Louvre at Louis Vuitton at Paris Fashion Week


Top talent Ben Tulett at Essen 2018 and riding with Ineos Grenadiers next season


Outside the Chanel show at the Grand Palais after the last show Karl Lagerfeld would ever produce. The tourists in the background enjoying the spectacle that is Paris Fashion Week street style


Pieter Serry at Strade Bianche 2018 and loyal to The Wolfpack for another two years


Top model Kaia Gerber at Stella McCartney


Cecilie Uttrup Ludwig has been in the top ten of all editions of Strade Bianche Donne. Here in 2018


“Diary of a Teenage Girl ” actress Bel Powley at Miu Miu


Winner of Flanders and Roubaix and now with his own clothing brand. Niki Terpstra as Dutch national road champion here at Tour of Flanders 2016


Beautiful black and white at Christian Wijnants


Eddy Merckx in Peugeot black and white at the 1967 Milan-San Remo. Photo credit: Bicisport


Colnago of Eddy Merckx from the 1972 Tour of Flanders at the Tour of Flanders museum


Elsa Hosk at Isabel Marant


His cool greatness overpowers the ski goggles. Fabian Cancellara at the Tour of Flanders 2016


We are all waiting for Paris Roubaix


The great Dag Otto Lauritzen at the start of the 2017 Paris Roubaix and now a tv personality


Chantal van den Broek-Blaak as world champion at Strade Bianche Donne 2018 would love to win the first Paris Roubaix Femmes


Gorgeous neon at Paco Rabanne


Thankfully no cardboard signs for Marc Soler at Paris Roubaix 2018, and off to ride with Tadej next year


Stopping Trocadéro traffic


Back when Cycling Weekly was 80 damn pages! The shot of Tom Boonen (with a broken heart on the helmet) by the legendary Phil O’Connor is photo perfection. Also in 2005 you could learn how to train like Lance


Denim influencers at the Grand Palais


Double page poster of Felice Gimondi winning Paris Roubaix 1966 and a very close shot from the back of a moto. Photo credit: Miroir du cyclisme


Beauty at Palais de Tokyo


Multi talented Iljo Keisse at the finish of Paris Roubaix 2018


Mark Spitz on the back cover of L’Equipe Cyclisme Special Tour edition in 1973, a year after the Munich Olympics. A legend to a kid in a swim club in Canada in the 70’s


A great stache at Paco Rabanne


Jonas Van Genechten at the finish of Paris Roubaix is now retired from a career of more than a decade


Winnie Harlow at TommyXZandaya


Kasia Niewiadoma is among the favorites for the end of season races. Here at Strade Bianche Donne 2018


Coca-Cola soldier


Taylor Phinney at Scheldeprijs 2018. Four days later he would be top ten at Paris Roubaix


Charles Crupelandt won Paris Roubaix in 1912 and 1914 and in pre lycra days he was not afraid of showing what he was made of. Photo credit: Miroir du cyclisme


Marlboro Reds at Celine. And no smoking at the worlds in Belgium


Five time Tour de France winner Jacques Anquetil rockin’ a Gauloises. Kids, don’t start smoking! Photo credit: Miroir du cyclisme


Mary Leest at Redemption


Tom Boonen riding his last Tour of Flanders in 2017 with top photog James Startt in the grass getting a low-angle shot


Tom didn’t have the best seats at the velodrome to watch his final Paris Roubaix in 2017


Morgane Polanski arrives at Miu Miu. Her Father directed the greatest neo-noir film, “Chinatown”


Stijn Vandenbergh finishes Paris Roubaix 2017 with a big blister


All white arrival at Paris Fashion Week


Current world champion Julian Alaphilippe before superstardom at GP Montreal 2015


Gorgeous fashion at Palais de Tokyo


Ellen van Dijk at Strade Bianche Donne 2018 and just off her brilliant victory at the European Championships in Italy


Editor-in-Chief of U.S. Vogue Anna Wintour at Valentino


One of the all time great Australian cyclists Amanda Spratt at Strade Bianche Donne 2018


Lace up transparent boots at Maison Margiela


Michael Mørkøv at Tour of Flanders 2017. Ed has a great interview with the star


I’m more Bergman, Fellini, Fassbinder or Buñuel. But if you watched “Game of Thrones” then you will recognize Brienne of Tarth, Gwendoline Christie at Miu Miu


Koen de Kort was planning to ride a 14th and final Paris Roubaix but is looking to new horizons after his accident


Gorgeous in simple black after the show


Elisa Longo Borghini at Strade Bianche Donne 2018 has had a great season and will ride the worlds as a rouleur for the Italian team


Faux fur coat, shiny red pants and cycling glasses at Celine


The fans choking on the Paris Roubaix dust


Moto pilot after the race


Nils Politt at the finish of Paris Roubaix 2017 and would finish 2nd two years later


Louis Vuitton fans outside the Louvre


Current world champion Anna van der Breggen riding to one of her many great wins, here at Strade Bianche Donne 2018


Landiana Cerciu at Chanel


Anna van der Breggen had an epic win here at Tour of Flanders 2018. And now calling time on a great career after the worlds


Arrival at Balmain


Former world champion Annemiek van Vleuten winning at Strade Bianche Donne 2018 and always a favorite for the worlds


Model after the Paco Rabanne show


Damien Gaudin here at Paris Roubaix 2018 won the 2007 Paris Roubaix Espoirs and the 2017 Tro-Bro Léon


Jasmine Sanders at TommyxZendaya


Ryan Mullen as Irish champion at the start of Tour of Flanders 2018 and on to Bora next year to join another Irishman


Jessica Kahawaty at Valentino


No worlds for Greg van Avermaet, here at Paris Roubaix 2019. But struggles with his health have him aiming for a good PRB


Awesome models posing after the show


Peter Sagan as Slovakian champion at Paris Roubaix 2019 and looking towards end of season form


Arrival at Balmain


2015 Paris Roubaix winner John Degenkolb at the finish in 2017 with his forearm scars and finger injury from the 2016 accident. The champ will ride for Team DSM next year


Chloë Moretz at Louis Vuitton


Eddy Merckx riding to win Paris Roubaix 1973. Photo credit: L’Équipe


Niki Terpstra had his last win at Tour of Flanders 2018 and maybe or maybe not riding with Sagan next year. But the fans will be back in Flanders for the worlds !!


Beautiful Bruges


# Stay PEZ for the World champs and Paris-Roubaix. Thanks to John for another great gallery. #


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