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.

Mercedes Cup Publications

Few weeks back, 7.-14. July, the ATP grass court season started with the newly restructured Mercedes Cup in Stuttgart. The clay history of the tournament ended and a new one started.

Top seeded Rafael Nadal won the title for the third time in his career after defeating Victor Troicki of Serbia with 7-6, 6-3. It was Nadal’s first trophy on grass since 2010.

Few of my photos got published in major medias from around the world including Sports Illustrated, The Guardian and Norway’s Dagbladet.


For more photos from the tournament, please visit my galleries on Demotix.