A bit of a surprise today…had an email from the 2010 Project Photographic Competition – asking me for a hi res version of my image, as it has been selected in the shortlist for the portraiture category! you can view all the selected shortlisted images here http://the2010project.com/portraiture-shortlist/
The image in question is probably one of my favourite images from my time with Sigma Sport Specialized at the 2010 Tour of Britain.
Taken at the end of the Essex stage, Minty had been on a tremendous solo break during the race and although the peloton caught him, he came over the line to huge applause. I shot the picture just as he got off his bike and was met by the team manager. It was a real emotional moment for him and I feel I captured that moment perfectly.