The best images of 2011

Photographers shoot thousands of images over a season. Each time they hit the shutter button they’ll rattle off a machine gun like sequence of shots in just a few seconds. Each rider that passes gets sprayed by the photog’s lense and every race, all season will receive the barrage.

Imagine then how hard it is picking one, single image from the thousands and thousands of shots. We asked a small selection of our favourite photographers to do exactly that. Some knew the shot instantly, some agonized for weeks … others (Milky) just cracked under the pressure and made us choose! Either way, we’ve got a handful of the creme of their work in one gorgeous collection!

Here’s what we got. Click the article to read >>