Cyclocross 2011/2012 by Balint Hamvas£34.99

Photo book celebrates the mud, sweat and tears of last season

BikeRadar score4/5

With the 2012 cyclocross season in full swing, Balint Hamvas’ photo book looks back at last season, and should whet your appetite for the big international races and World Championships to come.

Traveling over 30,000 miles between 34 races, Hamvas attended every UCI World Cup, Superprestige and GVA Trophy race of last season, as well as CrossVegas, Scheldecross, Druivencross and the World Champs. 

With a special on pro ’cross rider Bart Wellens and some behind the scenes features, the resulting hardback, 220-page coffee table book is illustrated with dozens of fantastic photographs that bring every aspect of the sport to life. 

A brief introduction about each event, quotes from riders and some helpful insights help the book flow along nicely but don’t detract from the images. These alone tell you all you need to know.

While the book includes informative text, the pictures speak for themselves in many cases: while the book includes informative text, the pictures speak for themselves in many cases
At 270x230mm, Cyclocross 2011/2012 is great for the coffee table

If you’re a cyclocross fan, a bike fan who likes something a bit different or just someone who appreciates dynamic sports photography, take a look. You can almost smell the damp autumn leaves, mud, sand, frites and beer…

Robin Wilmott

Tech Writer, Tech Hub, UK, Procycling Magazine
Robin began road cycling in 1988, and with mountain bikes in their infancy, mixed experimental off-road adventures with club time trials and road races. Cyclocross soon became a winter staple, and has remained his favourite form of competition. Robin has always loved the technical aspect of building and maintaining bikes, and several years working in a good bike shop only amplified that. Ten years as a Forensic Photographer followed, honing his eye for detail in pictures and words. He has shot at the biggest pro events since the '90s, and now he's here, drawing on all those experiences to figure out what makes a bike or component tick.
  • Age: 45
  • Height: 178cm / 5'10"
  • Weight: 75kg / 165lb
  • Discipline: Road, cyclocross, time trials
  • Beer of Choice: Sierra Nevada Pale Ale

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