Phil O'Connor's 21 Years Of Cycling Photography, Published by Wheelmark with Sport & Publicity.
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This wonderful book is a great tribute to Phil’s amazing work. It covers 21 years of his remarkable and passionate cycling photography. A STRICTLY LIMITED EDITION OF TWO THOUSAND COPIES ONLY WAS PRINTED. Phil’s talent can and is put to work in many other areas of photography. But his undoubted passion and talent for cycling photography is captured uniquely in this fine book.

This is a rare and precious book. It has been compiled from photographs taken by Phil O’Connor in his 21 years as a specialist photographer of cycling events. What is so unique about this collection is that it not only contains photographs of the heroes of the Tour de France but also includes many of the British champions of the past two decades and images of ordinary clubmen going about the sport they love. In this book Phil O’Connor captures the very essence of cycle sport in a collection that will appeal both to the committed cyclist as well as to those who love photography. During the past 21 years Phil’s work has been published in specialist magazines and the general media across the world. Here, for the first time, his best and favorite work is gathered in one volume .The sport of cycling lends itself to photography in a way that most other sports do not. Cycling takes place on a variety of terrain, the cobbles of northern France and the mountains of the south, the crowded indoor velodromes and the farm tracks of cross-country races. This book shows them all and includes evocative images of that most British of sports – the early morning time trial as well as photographs of mountain bike racing, cyclo-cross, track racing, the one-day classics and the great European tours. Luke Evans. (A past editor of Cycle Sport and top cycling journalist and writer.)

Reviews of Phil O'Connor's 21 years of cycling photography:
Reviewed by John Stevenson for cyclingnews.com
For thousands of British cycling fans, Phil O'Connor is their eyes at the races. O'Connnor's 22-year career has taken him to countless races in Europe, across the pond to the US and all the way round the world to Australia. This book contains O'Connor's best and favourite work, gathered together for the first time.

Your average working sports shooter has no problem catching the speed and dynamism of bike racing, but O'Connor's talent - and it really shines through the 144 pages of this book - is in capturing expressions. Open up almost any page and you're struck by the sheer variety of emotion bike racers undergo, from Florian Rousseau's ecstasy after his Olympic keirin win in Sydney to the demoralized agony of two riders from British team ANC-Halfords climbing Alpe d'Huez in the 1987 Tour de France.

O'Connor also captures the huge range between those two extremes: Sean Kelly seemingly reveling in his own sheer power as he approaches the finish of a time trial in the Three Days of De Panne; Bernard Hinault powerful but supremely confident on the Puy de Dome; Chris Boardman just allowing himself a smile as he crosses the line in the 1994 Tour prologue; David Millar and Jeremy Hunt goofing around on Berkshire country lanes; and you can almost hear Tony Doyle grunt as he slings Charly Mottet into the fray at the Paris Six.

If it sounds like there's an English and Anglophone bias here, there is, and that's both a strength and a weakness. I'd like to have seen more riders from the European mainland, though all the important riders of the last 20 years are here. For non-British readers, though, I suspect the insight into the unusual and often eccentric world of British domestic racing will be illuminating. There aren't many parts of the world where time trials start before dawn and the participants include a rider clad all in pink and riding a tricycle! They're here, as are a couple of hundred cyclo-cross racers carrying their bikes up a hill in Yorkshire for the Three Peaks race, and a handful of 80s pros having a wonderful time in early-season sleet.

The tone of O'Connor's images indicates a deep affection for his subject matter and this carries across into his commentary on the pictures. He also clearly relishes the challenge of shooting more than just the road discipline - there are cross-country and downhill mountain bike images here, as well as plenty of track and cyclo-cross.

I doubt that any cycling fan can have too many books of cycling photography, but this is one that deserves a place in your library for its range and variety as well as the excellence of O'Connor's images.

Reviewed by AMAZON.COM:
On the back cover this is described as a rare and precious book: IT IS A WORK OF LOVE BOTH BY THE AUTHOR AND BY THE PUBLISHERS. IF YOU LIKE CYCLING OR GREAT PHOTOGRAPHY THEN DON'T MISS THIS TITLE.

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Overall reviews: none lower than equivalent of 8 out of 10.
CYCLING NEWS: RATING: FOUR AND A HALF YELLOW JERSEYS OUT OF FIVE.