I just got back from shooting the 2014 Rouge Roubaix in Louisiana and this moment is still resonating… This rider crashed on the second gravel section. Bike washed out from under him and he split his brow, spilling blood all over his face.
That was mile 30. He finished the whole 105 mile race and showed up to the finish like this.
Where Roma Maxima was won: Domenico Pozzovivo attacked up the steep, startlingly narrow, cobbled climb to Campi di Annibale. Valverde caught the little Italian over the top, and from there, Valverde put on an impressive display of power to hold off the hard chasing field behind. @ashleygruber was right there to witness the fitness.