Best Images from the 2017 Double Century

The Coronation Double Century is as tough as it is scenic and spectacular. It is all about teamwork and camaraderie and the 202km course can humble even the most hardened roadie. Relive the 25th running of the 202km race with sports photographer Craig Kolesky.

NERVE SWERVE Early morning as the first teams start just after 5am


NATURE’S VIEW The climbing starts up Tradouws Pass


EARLY MORNING NERVES A long day awaits for many teams


A ROCK AND A HARD PLACE Up high on the climb up Tradouw’s. The first test of a long day


SHAKE ‘N BAKE It’s all about the group dynamic as the teams find their rhythm



EAT MORE, WEIGH LESS The biggest challenge is getting the fuel you need once over the climb up Op Die Tradouw


SPEED CAMERA The descent from the first water point is super fast and white knuckle 


LINE OF HOPE With the faster teams starting later, big groups start to build up on the road


DON’T LOOK DOWN Just as the muscles start to ache… you’re halfway!



NEEDLE THREADING The iconic hole in the wall at Ashton


PURPLE HAZE Zipping past the Jacaranda trees that line the gradual descent down towards the 150km mark


PALMING OFF The final 30km is peppered with short, sharp climbs where teamwork is essential


SALT WATER GUY The sweat stains of effort


ONE FINAL PUSH The final big climb is a test of survival for most of the teams


HIT REFRESH As temperatures rose cool waters were tempting…



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