2018 European Road Champs – Heather’s Photo Gallery
Photo Gallery: Heather Morrison has been to the Giro d’Italia, the Tour’s of Yorkshire, Britain and France for PEZ, so when she had a big race hit her local Scottish roads we had to send her down to Glasgow to make a ‘Photo Gallery’. Unique and special, those are the best words to describe Heather’s fine selection of images from the 2018 European Road Race championships.
You can read Heather’s interview with Giovanni Visconti from the 2017 Giro d’Italia HERE.
Jacopo Guarnieri – Before the race, just arrived at the Green. Not a bad morning, quite nice for a bike ride – He doesn’t know what’s waiting for him
The start line, pretty much the same as the finish line – Forza Italia
Canola on the front pulling the peloton up Great George Street – Look at that rain
Peter Sagan and Zdenek Stybar keeping company on Great George Street – The Czech and The Slovakian
Van Aert and Mads Pedersen working together on Great George Street to catch back on the peloton
Cortina trying to get back to the bunch on the descent of Gibson Street
The break on University Avenue, the weather is blowing up a hoolie, rains getting really heavy – It’s not fun
France decide to join the party on University Avenue, mixing it up with the Italians and Belgians who’ve been on front all day – They don’t last long
France pulling the peloton up University Avenue
The peloton on George Street, girding their respective loins, they know this corner by now…. Montrose Street
The corner of Montrose St, loins are girded!
Montrose Street – Welcome to The MacMur
Another pass up the MacMur – Xandro Meurisse has taken over from Canola, he’s on the front now till the end
Porsev “I’ll be needing that bidon about now thanks”
Must be the 6th pass up Montrose Street but Czech rider, Alois Kankovsky still has the strength to entertain the fans in the rain
The elusive Eduard Prades, coming off Rottonrow onto High Street… Just before he abandoned
Matej doing the Mohoric down High Street – Cimo says on you go friend
Trentin doing a Mohoric on High Street, while chasing Mohoric up ahead
Penultimate crossing of the finish line, all the players are here
Just can’t quite believe it… wow. Nobody remembers 4th, but Jesus Herrada just misses out
The victory sinks in as the realisation of what he’s done hits home – Mathieu van der Poel is first to congratulate him
Searching for Cimo…. he spots him
Big man hugs for Cimo from Trentin
Trentin just overjoyed – Cuddles all round
Trentin starts cuddling everyone, I’m disappointed, I was right there – He didn’t cuddle me
Sonny crosses the line and it’s his turns for the Trentin cuddles
It’s all too much for Cimo, put everything into it for Trentin
Kristoff staring dumbfounded at Cimo…. no one cried for me
Happy boss man, Cassini is positively bouncing
Van Aert thanks Meurisse for his work, he left everything on the road – Twice
Yes Mathieu, we can all see you’re fucked!
Just look what a simple circuit round Glasgow has done to 3 times world Cyclo-cross champion… just as well they only went to the nice bits
Viviani wishing those Roubaix showers were handy
Great podium, Netherlands, Belgium & Italy. 3 great cycling nations. 1 tough MF Italian classics specialist and 2 Cyclo Cross legends (at 23). Aye, Glasgow is a tough parcours in the rain
Trentin singing along to the Italian National anthem… he laughed along as the Glasgow crowd started clapping along – It’s a good anthem for clapping along with
Men’s Euros final podium 2 cyclo-cross champs and a classic specialist – Great finish race was on to the line
Farewell victory salute leaving the podium
Which way to doping control?
“I ragazzi” waiting for the party to begin…
Next up for Heather will be Il Giro di Lombardia – Stay PEZ for Heather in Italy.