The Vuelta is unique among the Grand Tours. The last three week race on the calendar, it’s the final hurdle for domestiques and the last chance for riders looking to save their season. Ahead of the race, we sat down with Team Ineos’ photographer Russ Ellis to find out what it’s like covering the race for the Red Jersey.
Back in June, inCycle caught up with riders from four British Pro Teams to get their insight into the realities of the UK scene. From the hard work that goes into training to the time donated by countless volunteers, find out what makes Britain's domestic scene different.
Russ Ellis has carved out a name for himself as one of the world’s leading cycling photographers. Beginning at local races to becoming the Official Photographer of Team Sky, Russ is also the man behind our own photography in his native Yorkshire. Ahead of this year’s Strade Bianche, Russ gives us his perspective of the race that's now known as the true curtain raiser of the Classics Season.
When the mercury soars, the nature of riding shifts. Managing your temperature, keeping hydrated and remaining poised on the bike can be extremely challenging. Made from an extremely lightweight mesh, this jersey is breathable enough to tackle the height of summer heat. To test it out, we gave it to the Variant Cycling Collective to test out on their home roads - Izmir, Turkey.
Each year, the Grand Tours bring cycling's greatest rivalries to the fore. Mammoth three week races across countries, Grand Tours have their own pace, unique narrative and distinctive feel. Ahead of the Tour de France, we sat down with Russ Ellis - a professional cycling photographer who spends his Grand Tours embedded with Team Ineos.