Belgium, as one of the greatest bicycle racing nations, has produced
some of the most famous cyclists in the world, such as Eddy Merckx, a
five-time Tour winner who, today, is regarded as the greatest cyclist in
the history of bicycle racing. The Belgian photographer Stephan Vanfleteren,
in his "Flandrien“ series, will be presenting an image of Eddy Merckx
as well as seven other portraits of the greatest Belgian bicycle racing
Timm Kölln's project The Peloton shows famous cyclists seconds after the finish line - an intimate look at fascinating athletes, at the beauty of the competition but also at the chasms in a system that has become more and more discredited. The Peloton Legs series shows the cyclists' pride and capital, namely, their legs, which are larger than life and, like pillars, appear to be supporting the room.
The French filmmaker Louis Malle, in his documentary film Vive Le Tour, also captured the counter-images of the mystique. The 19-minute film is a complex mood image of the Tour de France from 1962 that records the terrifying and euphoric moments.