The grueling rise of the Tour de France is one of sport's greatest challenges. Life-long cycling fan Mark Leary captures the intimidating Col du Tourmalet stage in brilliant, beautiful images. Using two Ebony field cameras that employ plates rather than film, Leary documents the push up the Pyrenees in a truly unique way. The steep roads, and the fans that cheer the racers, are both detailed with equal reverence.

[via It's Nice That]