Rouleur Online Photo Annual: Marshall Kappel

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Twice cycling photographer of the year, Marshall Kappel rounds off the Rouleur photo annual with stunning shots from Paris-Nice to the Far East via the Champs Elysees.

Photographs: Marshall Kappel

Welcome to the 2016 Rouleur Online Photo Annual.


Over the winter period, contributing photographers for Rouleur will be selecting their favourite images from the cycling season.


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Rouleur Online Photo Annual: Paolo Penni Martelli


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This week, we present frequent Rouleur contributor and Cycling Photographer of the Year, 2015 and 2016, Marshall Kappel.


Marshall’s assignments for Rouleur have taken us around the world – from remote hilltop perches in the French Alps on the WorldTour circuit to the sunny Istrian coast of Croatia with Peter Sagan and the Tinkoff team; from the jungled highlands of Malaysia at the Tour of Langkawi to the sterile suburbs of Tokyo as the season came to a close.


Marshall’s work appeared on two Rouleur subscriber edition covers in 2016: issue 63 and issue 67 (which features a series of photographs from Saitama, Japan), plus the travel cover of issue 66.


Marshall’s shots from Langkawi feature in issue 17.1, out on January 27.


A selection of Marshall’s favourite images are available as high quality art prints, available exclusively online at the Rouleur shop.


Geraint Thomas and Alberto Contador fight to the finsh on the Madone d’Utelle at Paris-Nice.


Peter Sagan looking a bit too cool during his “stress test” in the resort town of Poreč, Croatia during the Tinkoff training camp.


Locals calmly watch the Tour of Langkawi pass through their mountain town.


Immense heat required the fire department to help cool the riders at the end of every brutal stage at the Tour of Langkawi in Malaysia.


Heat and frustration.


Seeking shelter from the storm, soothing wounds in the water cannons.


A lonely, cold descent long after the fanfare has passed at Paris-Nice.


As part of our Peter Sagan year in the rainbow jersey issue, Marshall was able to capture many unique images of Peter throughout the year. Here at the Criterium Saitama celebrations.


Peter in his last few days wearing the Tinkoff colors.


An army marches on its stomach. In Malaysia, it’s water.


The Criterium Saitama offered a completely different point-of-view than we are used to seeing. Lush mountains and lonely roads were replaced with dense urban streets and road signs.


For the cover of issue 67, Marshall spots the familiar through the unfamiliar: Chris Froome and the yellow jersey in the two-way mirror of a garage in the Tokyo suburb.


Subscriber cover, issue 63: our tribute to the Tour de France.


Cycling brings us so much more than just bikes. Happy faces in beautiful places.


A unique angle or, as Marshall explained, just trying not to get hit by flying bikes.


The individual time trial – here at the Critérium du Dauphiné – is not only the race of truth, but an opportunity to capture each rider in a unique way.


The breakaway descending through the Alps.

2016 Tour de Langkawi

Some portraits are direct and honest.


Other portraits in Marshall’s work focus on the the indirect. Here Hannah Barnes prepares to start La Course by the Tour de France.


Daniel Teklehaimanot of Team Dimension Data at the Dauphiné.


A couple watches the feed station at the Vuelta.


Some people were no so impressed with Saitama!


About Marshall Kappel


An American in Paris, Marshall Kappel is a travel, lifestyle and sports culture photographer and creative director. He creates intimate and beautiful photographs of personalities and amazing destinations.



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