You might  be familiar with Tim Kölln and his photographs of  professional road racing from his work for Rouleur Magazine. And, if you were an early-bird to reading that mag, you mihgt have seen his photos entitled ‘The Peloton’ in issue 4 – a series of portraits of pro riders taken against a white background, the moment they climb off their bikes at the finish of major races such as the Paris-Roubaix.

For me, they are some of the most beautiful and insightful photos of road racing, and now Rouleur is publishing them in a book. Kölln spent five years travelling with the pro peloton to all the big events, and succeeded in capturing a whole generation of riders, from big stars such as Mark Cavendish down to the lowliest domestique.

It comes out on November 19th and is certainly pricy, but it looks amazing; Keep reading for some examples of the black-and-white portraits, or visit the website for more info, pics and pre-orders.

What do you think?