Client: Team Jumbo-Visma
Location: Compiegne and Roubaix, France
Paris-Roubaix needs no introduction, and neither does Belgian star Wout van Aert. I documented Jumbo-Visma’s days leading up to the race, and the actual race itself. While shooting, I focused on what happened behind the scenes. This included the team’s course recon, gear prep, team presentation, what happened at the team’s hotel, around the bus, and before and after the race. Wout had an absolute horror of a day which included a crash and two material breakdowns, before having to deal with an overwhelming amount of media 3 seconds after finishing.
On a side note, the team’s video crew made a very strong documentary about Wout’s spring classics in 2019, culminating in his day in hell during Paris-Roubaix. The video is an absolute must-see.