Photo exhibition 100 years of UCI Road World Championships

Tuesday 24 August 2021

All the eye can see, the rainbow jersey

The 100th anniversary of the UCI Road World Championships is the perfect occasion to look back on a century of the event, its UCI World Champions and rainbow jerseys. What better way to do so than to select the best photos from the rich history of the UCI Road World Championships and present them in a unique photo exhibition? This will run from 9 September to 9 October in the Cera building in the centre of Leuven.

The organisation of the 2021 UCI Road World Championships and the UCI commissioned cycling photographer Kristof Ramon from Leuven and some of his contemporary colleagues to dig out the most iconic photos of UCI World Champions in the rainbow jersey. These come from their own archives and many others. The result is a unique photo exhibition that shows a century of UCI World Champions through the lens of the cycling photographer. The photos let you look the cycling heroes of the past and present straight in the eye and feel the effort and the joy, but also the pain or disappointment.

In the Cera building in the Muntstraat in Leuven you will embark on a journey through cycling history. The nostalgic and modern photographic material also offers a good idea of the evolution of cycling and of (cycling) photography. The images were selected by Kristof Ramon, born in Leuven and active in the cycling world since 2010. He draws from his own selection and that of his colleagues Russ Ellis, Ashley and Jered Gruber, Tino Pohlmann and Graham Watson, as well as from the rich archives of Presse Sports, Het Nieuwsblad and KOERS. Museum of Cycling.

This exclusive photo exhibition, on the edge of the 2021 UCI Road World Championships, runs from 9 September to 9 October in Leuven. The expo is open on weekdays from 10am to 5pm, with evening openings on Friday 10, 17 and 24 September (5pm-9pm). In addition, on Saturdays 11 and 18 September and 2 and 9 October, the expo is open to the public from 10am to 5pm.

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