Trees and bikes and hills...
Tour of Qinghai Lake.

Young Buddhist monks came out in the rain to watch a bike race pass by along the edge of the Tibetan Plateau and what seems like the middle of nowhere.

These fun loving locals were already in a relaxed mood before the first team had even left the starting gate at the 2011 Tour.

In the same location where Mark Cavendish won his first Tour de France stage; in 2011 he would repeat the win on the 7th stage. Here he makes his way to the podium area.

After finishing his Time Trial and riding to certain victory in the 2011 Tour de France, Cadel Evans makes his way to safety through the scrum of media.

Cadel Evans is draped in the Australian flag on the top step of the podium in Paris, with Andy Schleck beside him in second place overall.

New Zealand rider Roman Van Uden cools down after a very hot and humid day at the 2012 Tour of Borneo.

The heat takes its toll on the riders at the Tour of Borneo. So it is of some cooling relief that local firefighters set up their hoses at each finish.

Michael Torckler and Roman Van Uden can finally relax after Torckler took out the 2012 Tour of Borneo.

The peloton stretch out at the North Western Tour.

The New Zealand track team are a force to recon with.

The Tour of Qinghai Lake in Western China passes through some barren country side at times. The 2009 edition was no different.

During Stage 5 of the 2012 Tour of Southland the riders raced along the shores of Lake Wakatipu, and towards the finish on the Crown Range.

Alejandro Valverde splits the sea of people during Stage 20 of the 2013 Tour de France.

Team Sky lead Chris Froome into Paris on the final day of the 2013 edition of the Tour de France.

The 2013 Melbourne to Warrnambool was battered by strong winds and the mostly exposed terrain made the going tough.

Sam Horgan recovers after winning the 256.1km 2013 Melbourne to Warrnambool. In 2014, he was a favourite and was looking good to repeat his win, but on the day he was pipped at the line to take second place.

The Australian Women's Pursuit Team start their heat at the 2013 Oceania Track Championships.

On the 27th of May, 2014 the Giro d'Italia crested the Passo di Stelvio. Recent snow falls and heavy snow falling on the day, made for some dramatic images.

A little push of encouragement for French rider Perrig Quemeneur as he approaches the top of the Mont Grappa Time Trial at the 2014 Giro.

Not Paris-Roubaix, but Stage 4 of the 2014 Tour de France. Heavy rain greeted the peloton as they negotiated the slippery cobbled sections. Here Danish rider, Lars Bak, is on the second last cobbled sector of the stage.

The Sam Miranda Tour of the King Valley in Victoria's country side is affectionately known as the Strade Nero. The black dirt roads add some extra excitement to the Women's Tour.


Who said cycling was a colourful sport