For the love of my bike

Je kon fotograaf Léon van Bon vorig jaar zomaar tegenkomen op de een of andere bergtop, in de buurt van de finish van een lokale toertocht, bij de meet van een plaatselijk rondje om de kerk of in een klein Frans bergdorpje waar de tourkaravaan was neergestreken. 

Gewapend met camera en een witte achtergrond ging Léon een wielerseizoen lang op zoek.
Op zoek naar hen die zich zojuist weer helemaal hebben gegeven,
voor de liefde voor hun fiets…
Op zoek naar het gelukzalige moment wanneer de tocht is volbracht, de finish bereikt. Op zoek naar de blik van de winnaar, de pijn van de verliezer, de voldoening van een barre rit of de trots na een helse tocht. Bestel het boek!

Last summer, you just might came across photographer Léon van Bon on some mountaintop, at that village finish line, killer local crit or in a remote mountain town as the Tour de France came by.

Armed with a camera and a white backdrop, Léon was on the lookout last cycling season.
Looking for those who have just given everything, for the love of their bike…
Looking for that blissful moment when the course has been completed, the finish line crossed. Looking for the face of the winner, the pain of the loser, the satisfaction of a tough ride, the pride of a hellish trek. Order the book!

Anno – Merckx CX

Sander - Cannondale CAADX

Sander – Cannondale CAADX

Evert - Stevens Sonora

Evert – Stevens Sonora

Yvette - Specialized

Yvette – Specialized

Frank - Specialized Camber

Frank – Specialized Camber

Maikel - Specialized

Maikel – Specialized

Thomas - Stevens

Thomas – Stevens

Simon - Kona Sutra LTD

Simon – Kona Sutra LTD

Ronald - Planet X London Road

Ronald – Planet X London Road

Laurens - Ridley Noah RS

Laurens – Ridley Noah RS

Mees - Sensa Giulia G2

Mees – Sensa Giulia G2

Paul - Cipollini Bond

Paul – Cipollini Bond

Niek - Pinarello

Niek – Pinarello

Ralph - Litespeed

Ralph – Litespeed

Laurens - Concorde

Laurens – Concorde

Paul - Mees Iris03 Carbon

Paul – Mees Iris03 Carbon

Marieke - Canyon

Marieke – Canyon

Joran - Cube Attain

Joran – Cube Attain

Laurens - Canyon Aeroad

Laurens – Canyon Aeroad

Paul - Pinarello Dogma

Paul – Pinarello Dogma

Remko - Trek Boone

Remko – Trek Boone

Jeffry - Cube

Jeffry – Cube

Jelte - Canyon Ultimate

Jelte – Canyon Ultimate

Gert-Jan - Giant TCR

Gert-Jan – Giant TCR

Roland - Cube Cyclocross

Roland – Cube Cyclocross

Rob - Canyon Ultimate SLX

Rob – Canyon Ultimate SLX

Rick - Cervelo R3 Disc

Rick – Cervelo R3 Disc

Timo - RIH

Timo – RIH

Eric - Cannondale

Eric – Cannondale

Gert Jan - Canyon Ultimate

Gert Jan – Canyon Ultimate

Ronald - Gilbertson Allure

Ronald – Gilbertson Allure

Esther - Apex Chase

Esther – Apex Chase

Gemma - Merckx Milano

Gemma – Merckx Milano

Valdis - Brothercycles Kepler

Valdis – Brothercycles Kepler

Tom - Koppel C-6R

Tom – Koppel C-6R

Arno - Red Bull X-lite

Arno – Red Bull X-lite

Berend - Specialized Tarmac Pro

Berend – Specialized Tarmac Pro

Alicja - Giant Defy

Alicja – Giant Defy

Andy - Neil Pryde Nazaré

Andy – Neil Pryde Nazaré

Wouter - Cervelo R3

Wouter – Cervelo R3

Patrick - Trek Emonda

Patrick – Trek Emonda

Peter - Jan Janssen

Peter – Jan Janssen

Esmé - DERAES

Esmé – DERAES

Esmé - DERAES

Esmé – DERAES

Jan Willem - Jan Janssen Sonic

Jan Willem – Jan Janssen Sonic

Matthijs - Cube Agree SLT

Matthijs – Cube Agree SLT

Wilfred - Niner RLT 9

Wilfred – Niner RLT 9

Sytse - Ritte Ace

Sytse – Ritte Ace

Elmar - Pinarello FP1

Elmar – Pinarello FP1

Peter - Stevens Aspin

Peter – Stevens Aspin

Chris - Parlee Z5 SL

Chris – Parlee Z5 SL

Frank - Wilier

Frank – Wilier

Annemiek - DERAES

Annemiek – DERAES

Martijn - Canyon

Martijn – Canyon

Peter - Canyon

Peter – Canyon

Tim - Carrera Nitro SL

Tim – Carrera Nitro SL

Zjon - Casati

Zjon – Casati

Joep - Canyon Aeroad

Joep – Canyon Aeroad

Linda - Specialized Ruby Comp Disc

Linda – Specialized Ruby Comp Disc

Margot - Scott Contessa Speedster

Margot – Scott Contessa Speedster

Yorick - Kona Rove ST

Yorick – Kona Rove ST

Anna - Bianchi Intenso

Anna – Bianchi Intenso

Bruno - Trek

Bruno – Trek

Janine - Canyon

Janine – Canyon

Willem - Orbea

Willem – Orbea

Ton - BMC Roadmachine

Ton – BMC Roadmachine

Ward - Aeroad CF SLX 9.0 LTD

Ward – Aeroad CF SLX 9.0 LTD

Werner - Isaac

Werner – Isaac

Wybe Jan - Storck

Wybe Jan – Storck

Sven - Bianchi

Sven – Bianchi

Tara - Liv Envie Advanced

Tara – Liv Envie Advanced

Tim - Bianchi Intenso

Tim – Bianchi Intenso

Keir - Canyon Ultimate

Keir – Canyon Ultimate

Remko - De Rosa

Remko – De Rosa

René - Scott

René – Scott

Richard - GT Grade Carbon

Richard – GT Grade Carbon

Sjors - BeOne Pro Raw

Sjors – BeOne Pro Raw

Marieke - Bianchi Sempre

Marieke – Bianchi Sempre

Mark - Eddy Merckx Liège 75

Mark – Eddy Merckx Liège 75

Patrick - Cervelo R5

Patrick – Cervelo R5

Piet - Trek

Piet – Trek

Maartje - Canyon Ultimate CF SLX

Maartje – Canyon Ultimate CF SLX

Machiel - Giant

Machiel – Giant

Mandala - Cube

Mandala – Cube

Marc - Pinarello FP7

Marc – Pinarello FP7

Jan Joost - Isaac Meson

Jan Joost – Isaac Meson

Jimmy - S-Works Venge

Jimmy – S-Works Venge

Johan - Ridley

Johan – Ridley

Tom - Koppel

Tom – Koppel

Harco - Canyon Aeroad SLX

Harco – Canyon Aeroad SLX

Henk - Isaac Element

Henk – Isaac Element

Hennie - Trek Emonda SLR

Hennie – Trek Emonda SLR

Jacques - Trek Domane

Jacques – Trek Domane

Erwin - Ritte Vlaanderen

Erwin – Ritte Vlaanderen

Frank - Trek Madone

Frank – Trek Madone

Gert-Jan - Specialized Roubaix

Gert-Jan – Specialized Roubaix

Günter - Specialized Venge

Günter – Specialized Venge

Chris - Specialized Roubaix

Chris – Specialized Roubaix

Danique - Trek Emonda SL6

Danique – Trek Emonda SL6

Dick - Pinarello Dogma 2

Dick – Pinarello Dogma 2

Elias - Ridley

Elias – Ridley

Bram - Specialized Tarmac

Bram – Specialized Tarmac

Catherine - Trek Silque

Catherine – Trek Silque

Chris - Giant TCR Limited Edition

Chris – Giant TCR Limited Edition

Chris - Scott Addict Team Issue

Chris – Scott Addict Team Issue

Adrie - Kemo KR4

Adrie – Kemo KR4

Alexander - Isaac

Alexander – Isaac

Arnoud - Giant TCR Composite

Arnoud – Giant TCR Composite

Bas - Felt F4 Team

Bas – Felt F4 Team

Arnoud - Ridley Noah

Arnoud – Ridley Noah

Bas - Specialized Tarmac Pro

Bas – Specialized Tarmac Pro

Bennie - Giant TCR

Bennie – Giant TCR

Bert - Pinarello

Bert – Pinarello

Annemarie - Massini

Annemarie – Massini

Bart - Rose

Bart – Rose

Harold - Herman Braun

Harold – Herman Braun

Irwan - Koppel

Irwan – Koppel

Jasper - Specialized

Jasper – Specialized

Jules - Reus

Jules – Reus

Klaas - Pinarello

Klaas – Pinarello

Maan - Cervelo C3

Maan – Cervelo C3

Marlies - Koga Kimera

Marlies – Koga Kimera

Thomas - De Rosa King XS

Thomas – De Rosa King XS

Stefania - Cannondale

Stefania – Cannondale

Suus - Sensa Giulia G2

Suus – Sensa Giulia G2

Teun - Giant

Teun – Giant

Greg - BMC

Greg – BMC

Martin - Apex

Martin – Apex

Theo - Canyon Aeroad

Theo – Canyon Aeroad

Arthur - Giant TCR Advanced

Arthur – Giant TCR Advanced

Ben - Rose

Ben – Rose

Irene - Bianchi

Irene – Bianchi

Edward - Willier

Edward – Willier

Tim - Van Tuyl

Tim – Van Tuyl

René - Giant TCR Advanced

René – Giant TCR Advanced

Richard - Eddy Merckx

Richard – Eddy Merckx

Erwin - Haibike

Erwin – Haibike

Ernst Hugo - Cube Agree Disc

Ernst Hugo – Cube Agree Disc

Ernst Hugo - Cube Agree Disc

Ernst Hugo – Cube Agree Disc

Ernst Hugo - Cube Agree Disc

Ernst Hugo – Cube Agree Disc

Wolfgang - Van Tuyl

Wolfgang – Van Tuyl

Lesley - Isaac Element SL

Lesley – Isaac Element SL

Sander - Canyon Endurance CF SLX

Sander – Canyon Endurance CF SLX

Helena - BMC

Helena – BMC

Gabriel - Bianchi Infinito

Gabriel – Bianchi Infinito

Dik - X-Trail

Dik – X-Trail

Chris - Giant Propel

Chris – Giant Propel

Herman - Cervelo

Herman – Cervelo

Kurt - Canyon

Kurt – Canyon

Brenda - St. Joris

Brenda – St. Joris

Frank - Ridley Sensa

Frank – Ridley Sensa

Bas - Felt

Bas – Felt

Herman - Giant

Herman – Giant

Nathan - Orbea

Nathan – Orbea

Siegrid - Specialized Amira

Siegrid – Specialized Amira

Remco - Focus Cayo Carbon

Remco – Focus Cayo Carbon

Menno - Trek Émonda SL6

Menno – Trek Émonda SL6

Vivian - Specialized Ruby

Vivian – Specialized Ruby

Rob - Specialized

Rob – Specialized

Jan - Trek Émonda

Jan – Trek Émonda

Arjan - DERAES

Arjan – DERAES

Pieter Jan - Felt

Pieter Jan – Felt

Mart - Ridley Fenix SL

Mart – Ridley Fenix SL

Jacob - KTM Revelator

Jacob – KTM Revelator

Bruno - BMC Teammachine

Bruno – BMC Teammachine

Grace - Specialized Ruby

Grace – Specialized Ruby

Conrad - Bulls

Conrad – Bulls

Daniël - Cannondale SuperSix EVO

Daniël – Cannondale SuperSix EVO

Carlo - Bianchi Oltre 2

Carlo – Bianchi Oltre 2

Elena - BMC SLR02

Elena – BMC SLR02

Iwan - Cannondale Synapse

Iwan – Cannondale Synapse

Bas - Willier 101SR

Bas – Willier 101SR

Erwin - Chesini Prima

Erwin – Chesini Prima

Marco - Giant TRC

Marco – Giant TRC