Feature image: Michal Cerveny | other photography as credited
Presenting — Sean Hardy’s Shortlist.
The depth of talent this year is immense — in particular in the Amateur category. Scroll down to see the Sean’s selection of stunning, moving, and meaningful moments taken by cyclists and photographers alike.
Final winners are announced on 25th January, 2023.
Enjoy Seans’ top 10s!
Cover image by Michal Cerveny @michalcervenyphoto “A bunch of cyclist rides through the city of Vicenza, Italy to recon the route of the first ever UCI Gravel World Championships.“
Sean Hardy is a professional cycling photographer who got his start with Rouleur magazine, and has gone on to take incredibly powerful images in the cycling world. He’s now a regular fixture and any and all pro tour circuit races, and more.
Sean won the 2021 Mark Gunter Photographer of the Year Awards with his moving image of Lotto Kepecky, one that added a new dimension to the world of cycling photography and these awards.
“Tiny riders. Yet another from the 3 peaks race and one that sums up cyclo-cross: you’re either on the bike or the bikes on you. I saw these two like ants from a distance and knew I needed to go for the silhouette shot, thankfully they lined themselves up perfectly in different poses for me too!” James Middleton @jmidphoto
Thank you Sean Hardy for your insightful choices.