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Paris and Roubaix photo shoot

PeloPics: PEZ photographer, John Thomson, is missing Roubaix and Paris. Who can blame him? What could be better than snapping the top riders on the cobbles of Roubaix and the top models at the couture shows in Paris. Here os John’s ‘alternative’ Paris-Roubaix ‘photo-shoot’.

View from the Arc de Triomphe

John says: “In normal times I would probably not combine photos of Paris Roubaix and Paris Fashion Week in the same gallery. But a little distraction in these times may be welcome. This gallery is an homage to the great city of Paris and the cobbled Hell of the North. Maybe in October we will get the first wet edition in almost 20 years! Huge thanks to Richard and Al for their editorial approval.”

Gilbert and Sagan, still the last two winners of Paris Roubaix

Arrival at Valentino during Paris Fashion Week

Beautiful cobbles in Hem

Chanel rain gear

Tom came close to a 4th win in 2016

Olivia Culpo on the wet cobbles outside the Louvre at Louis Vuitton

Matthieu Ladagnou was a madison junior world champion in 2002

Parisian street style

Le champion de Belgique Oliver Naesen

Classic Chanel at the Grand Palais

Terpstra won in 2014 and Lampaert was 3rd in 2019

More rain at Chanel

Adrien Petit has a roadside supporter as well as two top 10 finishes in PRB

Courreges models waiting for the outdoor show to begin

Kristijan Koren is currently on suspension after Operation Anderlass

Lili Reinhart arrives on the cobbles at Miu Miu

Boy van Poppel was junior world cyclo-cross champion in 2006

View from the Montparnasse Tower

Parisian pooches on parade

Marco Haller in 2017, has made a great comeback from a tough 2018

Devon Windsor at Redemption

I love Sagan, but for a photog, the ski goggles are brutal. Notice the toe covers on a cool day in 2019

Sagan is molto meglio at Strade Bianche

A bit of wind at Valentino

Lock and chain in the cobbles of Hem

Multi talented Janelle Monae at Valentino

Traffic gridlock from an open top tourist bus

Van Avermaet with Teunissen, Stybar, and Naesen

Eva Longoria at Balmain

French horses in the countryside

Nicky Hilton Rothschild at Valentino

Now retired Yoann Offredo was 14th in 2017

Top model Kaia Gerber after Stella McCartney and on a moto to be whisked off to the next show

A few tongues out and going for the finish in 2016

Parisienne and Bunuelian icon Catherine Deneuve on the cobbles at Celine

Wout battled hard in 2019 and is not a bad bet to win PRB one day

Carla Bruni former First Lady of France at Celine

Davide Ballerini won the Omloop Het Nieuwsblad this year

British star Rita Ora at Miu Miu

GVA won in 2017 and had another great podium at Flanders this year

Doutzen Kroes at Isabel Marant

Tommeke at his last PRB in 2017 and was thinking about a comeback in 2019

Elsa Hosk at Isabel Marant

La Tour Eiffel

Christophe Laporte won the Tro-Bro Leon in 2018 and was almost a top ten at Flanders this year

Italian glamour at Valentino

Italian style of Elia Viviani on a smooth road in 2017

Olivia Culpo arrives at PFW

Paparazzi feeding frenzy

European champion Matteo Trentin in 2019

View from the Eiffel Tower

Police outrider is ready for anything

Gilbert and Politt heading for the finish in 2019

Notre-Dame on April 13th 2019, two days before the fire

Cigarette smoke from a paparazzo standing next to me at Tommy Hilfiger

Florian Senechal distancing Stefan Kung in 2019 and was 9th at Flanders this year

“I found a gold ring” trickster caught in the act

Marco Haller did a great job for Nils Politt in 2019 and shows the scar above his knee from the 2018 accident

Rainstorm in Paris

Mitch Docker has a special appreciation for Paris Roubaix and the cobbles

Top model Evie Harris at Valentino

Drucker with Petit, Moscon, Hayman and Wout

French Bulldog at Palais de Tokyo

Ian Stannard was 3rd in the previous year 2016

Well protected at the start in Compiegne

Jonas van Genechten and Marcus Burghardt in 2017

Elle Fanning arrives on the cobbles at Miu Miu

Edvald Boasson Hagen at the finish in 2018, was 5th in 2016

Not a hardcore sector, but a farm track in Hem

Eddy Boss in 2019. The kids in toques and scarves on a cold day in April

Pink Citroen

Celebrity prankster Vitalii Sediuk grabbing Justin Timberlake at Louis Vuitton show at the Louvre

14 year pro Stijn Vandenbergh riding his last Paris Roubaix

French cows in the countryside

Andre Greipel gives his butt a rest after a long day on the cobbles

Heinrich Haussler with no dark glasses is gold for a photog

A goat at Chanel outside the Grand Palais

The closest I will ever come to shooting the GOAT riding the cobbles

Felice Gimondi won in 1966. Photo by Jacques Papon. (A few magazines from my collection)

Jacque Anquetil was heading for the win in 1958, but punctured with 3 km to go and finished 14th

Eddy Merckx won in 1970. I love the camera guy on the moto

Roger Rosiers won in 1971. Sadly a bygone era of great cycling photography with a close shot from a moto and no ski goggles in sight

Eddy Merckx had his last win in 1973. L’Equipe magazine photographers Robert Legros, Marcel Guerard and Christian Rochard

# Another great collection from John Thomson, we hope you enjoyed this ‘alternative’ view of Paris and Roubaix. If you want to see more of John’s work, have a look HERE. Thanks John. #

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