2019 photographs of the year: Paolo Martelli

Barcelona-based Paolo first shot for Rouleur back in issue 41 when he sent us his fabulous shots of Il Piratas, a Spanish para-cycling team of extraordinary men and women doing amazing things on bikes.

Since then, Paolo had become a Rouleur regular, shooting all over the world for the magazine – from South Africa to the Giro via quirkier races such as this year’s Island Games in Gibraltar.

Paolo’s work outside of Rouleur includes regular gigs for L’Eroica on the beautiful Tuscan strade bianche, and long-distance events in Mongolia and Patagonia, providing stunning canvasses for the photographer to weave his magic upon.

Here are Paolo’s favourite eight of the year.

Simon Yates
Simon Yates at altitude camp in Sierra Nevada, issue 19.3
Claudia, the 22-year-old new recruit for Genesis paracycling team, makes an effort
Giro d'Italia 2019
Giro d’Italia prologue in Bologna
Miles of smiles: L’Eroica in glorious Tuscany
Island Games
Pain face: top of the Rock in Gibraltar, time-trial at the Island Games, issue 19.6
Island Games
Tunnel of love? In the dark at the Island Games
Off-road – and off-grid – in Mongolia


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