It's been a great first half of the season photographing Cervélo Bigla. Not only have the team had some great results but they've been in the thick of the action for most of the Spring, providing some great entertainment on and off the bike.
Here's a selection of our favourite photos we've taken of the team so far in 2017. Some of which are bound to appear in the Vélofocus Women's Road Cycling book we're working on. The book will feature our favourite photos from the 2017 women’s road season, including every UCI Women’s WorldTour race, alongside exclusive articles from some of the greatest writers in women's cycling. You can pledge your support for the book now for a limited time on Kickstarter at: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/velofocus/2017-womens-cycling-album "
Sheltering from the rain showers in an derelict pigsty at Omloop van het Hageland.
Cecilie Uttrup Ludwig riding her way into the UCI Women's WorldTour Youth Jersey at Strade Bianche.
I've seen riders race up the VAMberg over 20 times so finding a new angle on the climb is getting tough! Here's Christina speeding down the other side at Drentse 8.
The Trofeo Binda course has some beautiful spots to shoot. Here Lisa leads the peloton into the switchbacks on the way back to Cittiglio.
Lotta Lepisto speeds through Menenpoort, a memorial to fallen Commonwealth soldiers from World War I on her way to victory at Gent Wevelgem.
Lisa on the charge over the Kemmelberg on a great day for the team at Gent Wevelgem.
Once Lotta's win is confirmed by the judges, there's a quiet moment with teammate, Stephanie amongst all the hustle and bustle that surrounds them.
Ashleigh Moolman Pasio looked to be getting back to her best at Ronde van Vlaanderen. Here leading the chase up Paterberg.
Lotta checks her helmet fit before the team time trial at the Healthy Ageing Tour.
Marie and her reflection head out across open fields after a wet start to the Elsy Jacobs Prologue.
Ashleigh Moolman-Pasio leads the chase through the stunning scenery of the Basque Country on Stage 2 of Emakumeen Bira.
Team car snacks on Stage 3 of Emakumeen Bira.
Ashleigh greets the young fans at Emakumeen Bira. The school kids here are always so enthusiastic too see the race in their home town.
Over the years we've seen Ashleigh come so close to a big win. Then finally it came in a brave solo move on the final day of Emakumeen Bira.
We didn't get to see much sun at the OVO Women's Tour but it made a brief appearance for the opening stage!
Christina Perchtold leads the peloton on the opening stage of the OVO Women's Tour. The Austrian national jersey design is one of our favourites in the peloton.
Clara isn't listening! Fun outside the team camper before Stage 2 of the OVO Women's Tour.
Clara Koppenburg dives through the winding descent on Stage 2 at the OVO Women's Tour.
It rarely looks like anything phases Cecilie. Here she accelerates out of a corner and away from many of the strongest riders in the World but it seems like no trouble at all.
Christina accelerates out of the Westminister hairpin on the final day of the OVO Women's Tour.
Stephanie on the charge on the final day at the OVO Women's Tour.