2019 photographs of the year: Pauline Ballet

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Alaphilippe in yellow, Van Aert in bits and Le Tour in Paris

Photographs: Pauline Ballet
Paris-Roubaix 2019

Pauline’s marvellous work is always a big hit with Rouleur readers. As an official ASO photographer, Pauline gets up close and personal at the biggest races in the world.

At Paris-Roubaix and Le Tour, Pauline is right in the mix capturing dramatic action. And as a French person, we’ll even give her a pass on the old ‘sunflowers with passing peloton’ chestnut. And Alaphilippe in yellow. C’est naturelle, eh?

Paris-Roubaix 2019
A group of friends waving flags, screaming and drinking beers. A big flat territory, cobbles, dust: all the fever of Paris-Roubaix, timeless and iconic
Tour de France 2019
The peloton climbing Col de la Croix de Part, stage 8, Tour de France
Tour de France 2019
The peloton crossing the Musée du Louvre, stage 21, Tour de France. Such a way to end 21 stages
Wout van Aert
Cobbles impact: Wout van Aert after the finish line of Paris-Roubaix
Tour de France 2019
The peloton floating on sunflowers, stage 11, Tour de France. A TDF cliché
Julian Alaphilippe
Yelloulou, Julian Alaphilippe wearing the yellow jersey for the first time, Tour de France 2019, stage 3