Muddy Faces – Mountain Bikers

Earlier in June 2015 I got a very interesting assignment from the Badische Zeitung. I was asked to photograph the muddy faces of finishers at one of the biggest mountain bike marathons in Central Europe – The Black Forest Ultra Bike Marathon near Freiburg, Germany.

What you will see in the following images are athletes that have gone through some of the roughest terrains of The Black Forest Mountains. Some of the riders literally collapsed at the finish out of complete exhaustion after riding for more than four hours through the 117-kilometers long route through the forests.

Here are some of the most interesting faces of the tournament.