Ernst Lalleman

A photographic reportage of the 24h Gran Fondo at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya. The race lasts 24 hours, from 10am until 10am the next day. The objective is to ride as many laps as possible, in team relay or solo.

Jacques Helderop rode solo 120 laps which is 563 kilometers and 6553 height meters.

The photographs are in chronological order and we witness Jacques' physical and mental phases from the preparation until the moment of going home.

During the race I made sure that the drinks and food he wished for were ready when he made his stops. I did that literally with a camera around my neck. I engaged profoundly with Jacques in my role as photographer and coach.

Being a team of two people working so closely together is reflected in the photographs.

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