As the year draws to a close, we’ve been thrilled to see so many meaningful, reflective, and powerful stories in the entries to the 2020 Mark Gunter Photographer of the Year Awards.
The theme this year is hope – and it’s as much about the story behind the image as it is about the picture itself. We implore you to read the captions and understand the meaning the image had for each photographer.
每个条目都是改变——如果你choose to pay, your entry fee goes towards the worthy cause of cancer research through Tour de Cure.
In the Amateur category, Wahoo is generously providing prizes for the top three. First prize in this category wins a Wahoo Elemnt Roam GPS computer; second prize wins a Wahoo Elemnt Rival; and third prize wins a Wahoo Tickr. All three prize-winners also score a year’s subscription to The Sufferfest.
The competition closes on January 5th, 2021, at which point our judges – Kristof Ramon, Tim Bardsley-Smith, and Ashley & Jered Gruber – will deliberate on who’ll take out the honours. So, whilst you’re out riding over the holiday break, it’s the perfect time to get creative.
本周的展示柜代表了今年的图像 - 我们希望您能喜欢它们。
The feature image is by Anthony Leutenegger @anthonyleutenegger in the Amateur category, and is captioned: “Hope! What better story for hope this year than Ceylin del Carmen Alvarado winning the Cyclocross World Championship. The first cyclist of colour in history to do so. In this image she had just won the sprint and was screaming as her bike crashed into the gate separating the fans and photographers from the riders. She embraced her mother as they both cried tears of sheer joy. A truly special moment.”
“Daniel Felipe Martinez of EF Pro Cycling in action during the time trial from Lure to La Planche des Belles Filles on stage 20 of the Tour de France.” Alex Whitehead @alex_swpix
“I took this shot on the final climb of Paracombe at this year’s Tour Down Under. The climb itself is pretty boring to look at, so I picked a side of the road and crossed my fingers that something would happen in front of me. Sure enough, Richie Porte launched his attack a few metres in front of me and swung to the opposite side of the road, looking back to see if anyone could follow. They couldn’t.” Zac Williams @z_w_photography
“ 2020年最具标志性的图像之一是意大利伊莫拉UCI世界公路赛锦标赛的直升机射击，在电视上看到电视上的镜头后，我必须在那里拍摄的镜头。只有男子竞赛，我不得不找到这个地方。从邻近的田野单身射击骑手对天空的射击，最终的比赛获胜者朱利安·阿拉皮佩（Julian Allaphilippe）展示了他在超级塔克（Super Tuck）位置下降的能力。”克里斯·奥尔德（Chris Auld）@cauldphoto
“The peloton passes Madrid Town Hall during the final stage of the 6th Ceratizit Challenge by La Vuelta 2020, a 100,5km stage from Madrid to Madrid on November 08, 2020 in Madrid, Spain.” Justin Setterfield @justinsetters
“ 2020年初，野生丛林大火袭击了我所居住的美丽地区。我不得不在一月份撤离两次国王谷的主要小组的照片在烟熏雾中过滤阳光。”Jean-Pierre Ronco @ImageWriterPhotography
“我在卢旺达周围的比赛中遇到了让·埃里克·哈比马纳（Jean Eric Habimana），他与我们一起参加了业余自行车背包比赛的最后阶段，因为他的重点是真正的交易，即卢旺达之旅，他第一次参加比赛。Covid击中并阻止了他今年在欧洲的机会和赛车上的建立。这不是自行车比赛的照片，而是一张希望骑自行车能给年轻人和国家的照片。骑自行车需要更多的让·埃里克斯（Jean Erics）。”TomásMontes@arrieredupelon
“This image is the culmination of three years. A three year plan to the Jersey. A rider. A plan. A bike shop in Portland, Oregon and a pair of mechanics took the Stars and Stripes in cyclocross. This is the moment team manager/mechanic and rider sink into one another’s arms in celebration of winning the U.S. Cyclocross National Championship — while team owner sits in the bokeh as only he would have it. It’s a technically imperfect image. But it is and always will be a capture I hold dear.” Drew Colman @dcmediahaus
“You’d be hard pressed to find solitude like that which you can find on a mountain road in the middle of a blizzard.” Natalie Starr @natalierstarr
“弗洛米。过去十年来Le Tour的定义。他统治了它。2020年是他与Sky/Ineos团队的好故事的结尾。祝你好运金男孩。”Paolo Martelli @paolopennimartelli
“在这一疯狂的一年中，如此有限的赛车，团队一代野生动物的科尔比·兰格（Colby Lange）在科罗拉多州戈尔登的科罗拉多州巡逻标准的SRM P-1-2中取得了胜利。”Ryan Muncy @RyanMuncy
“Jr CX… this photo demonstrates the commitment my son has to the sport. This photo sums up his passion for CX.” Ryan Crabbie @arcrabbe75
“Friendship, true friendship that helped me survive this crazy year. Thank you.” Pedro Carvalho @pedrotheguide
“锁定之前的最后一场比赛之一！环法自行车赛的职业妇女领域进入了标准的最后一圈。疼痛刻在脸上，知道比赛很快就会结束。”James Eby @easyeby
“这张照片是更多关于自行车布林的感觉gs us than the actual cyclist in the photo, I feel like cycling brings us a feeling of excitement and joy even if we’re not the biggest fans and we can’t help but cheer them on, and just like we had to be this year, cyclists are a lot tougher than they look.” Hugo Pereira @hugopereira.photo
“全国冠军。一场比赛和球衣每一个英国环球骑手都希望获胜……因为汤姆·皮德科克（Tom Pidcock）这是一个令人难以置信的2020年赛季的开始。”詹姆斯·哈兹（James Hards）@jameshguitar
“Guillaume Van Keirsbulck awaits the start of Stage 5 at the 2020 Tour Down Under. Shot through the glass of his CCC team bus, this image offers a window to a time when crowds of fans lined the roadside, bustling to catch a glimpse of the riders before the race rolled out.” George Turnbull @georgeturnbullphoto
“ Cyclocross是一项高高和低低的运动。我一直在跟随这个家伙，因为他一直在从膝盖到腿上增加领先优势，但是一圈走了，他吹了轮胎。绝对不是他的一天。”克里斯·沃德（Chris Ward） @chrisward.photography
“In a year where the preparation was not the best because of the Covid-19 (the Ordiziako Klasikoa, this year was the final preparation before La Vuelta), the riders would face a hard circuit in itself, to which the rain and cold would be added. The faces of the riders at their arrival at the finish line, perfectly reflected this hardness and also the agony they had accumulated throughout the year.” Markel Bazanbide @markel.bazan
“只是克罗地亚巴拉雅县国家公园“ Kopacki Rit”的普通秋季骑行。我们回家了，日被晒太阳即将到来，但我们没有带任何灯光，所以我们必须非常快。尽管时间缩短了，但我不想错过这个机会来拍摄这次镜头。”igor dacic @codar
“I’m sure there isn’t a good year to lose the ability to ride a bike, but 2020 isn’t the year I would have chosen. While others spoke of how escaping on their bike was everything, my world was getting smaller. Getting a handcycle gave me back the pieces I needed most, the ability to push myself through hard workouts and a feeling that I could still be a part of the cycling community.” Amy Moody @amy.thurbs
“在科罗拉多州，一个原本黯淡的2020年骑自行车季节的西利弗衬里是，北美最高的铺装道路 - 到埃文斯山（14,271英尺-4,350 m-高空）的山顶 - 封闭了汽车，使它变得完美对于试图实现柏松里程碑的骑自行车的人。这张图像是在6月21日父亲节拍摄的，因为我和我的两个成年子女试图骑自行车，尽管几天前暴风雨中剩下几英寸的积雪。”REID NEURETER @REIDNEWPHOTO
“I decided to take a new way home on an abandoned railroad that had been ripped up and came across this bridge. I took this photo on the commute home from work. It took me much longer to get home. But finding little gems like this is always worth it.” Henry Kennedy @henrythe_human
“In April this year I moved to a new city. As I didn`t know any other cyclists there, I explored the roads by myself. I started carrying a small tripod to take photos of myself while riding. I like the idea of including people in a landscape. I think it adds some sense of scale. When I rolled through the tunnel and saw the light hitting the mountains on the other side of the fjord, I stopped to set up the camera.” Benjamin Werner @benjaminoutriding