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Gallery: A year through the lens of Jered Gruber

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Fabian Cancellara attacking on the Haaghoek, heading to the Leberg. This appeared to be the race winning move, but things didn't quite go to plan for Cancellara that afternoon.

Fabian Cancellara attacking on the Haaghoek, heading to the Leberg. This appeared to be the race winning move, but things didn't quite go to plan for Cancellara that afternoon.
(Image credit: Jered Gruber)
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The day's break working hard as it rolls through the flat farmland outside of Milano.

The day's break working hard as it rolls through the flat farmland outside of Milano.
(Image credit: Jered Gruber)
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It took ages for the early break to go in this year's Amstel Gold Race. The field was in no mood to ride easy.

It took ages for the early break to go in this year's Amstel Gold Race. The field was in no mood to ride easy.
(Image credit: Jered Gruber)
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The Schlecks didn't factor at the Amstel Gold Race, but they made their presence known at La Doyenne.

The Schlecks didn't factor at the Amstel Gold Race, but they made their presence known at La Doyenne.
(Image credit: Jered Gruber)
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The Amstel Gold Race is known for its short, sharp hills as well as many, many pieces of road furniture and roundabouts.

The Amstel Gold Race is known for its short, sharp hills as well as many, many pieces of road furniture and roundabouts.
(Image credit: Jered Gruber)
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Philippe Gilbert was never far from the front at any time during the Spring Classics.

Philippe Gilbert was never far from the front at any time during the Spring Classics.
(Image credit: Jered Gruber)
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Jens Voigt and Maxime Monfort on the front during the early going of Liege-Bastogne-Liege

Jens Voigt and Maxime Monfort on the front during the early going of Liege-Bastogne-Liege
(Image credit: Jered Gruber)
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Fans across Belgium went crazy for Philippe Gilbert all spring

Fans across Belgium went crazy for Philippe Gilbert all spring
(Image credit: Jered Gruber)
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Ryder Hesjedal and Oscar Freire struggle up the steep slopes of the Cote de Wanne - the Stele Eddy Merckx.

Ryder Hesjedal and Oscar Freire struggle up the steep slopes of the Cote de Wanne - the Stele Eddy Merckx.
(Image credit: Jered Gruber)
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This year's Liege-Bastogne-Liege, as well as the whole spring, was marked by warm temperatures and bountiful amounts of sunshine. (Credit: Ashley Gruber)

This year's Liege-Bastogne-Liege, as well as the whole spring, was marked by warm temperatures and bountiful amounts of sunshine. (Credit: Ashley Gruber)
(Image credit: Jered Gruber)
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A Saur-Sojasun rider struggles onward.

A Saur-Sojasun rider struggles onward.
(Image credit: Jered Gruber)
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Sylvain Chavanel on the Cote de la Roche aux Faucons. (Credit: Ashley Gruber)

Sylvain Chavanel on the Cote de la Roche aux Faucons. (Credit: Ashley Gruber)
(Image credit: Jered Gruber)
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Michele Scarponi drives the chasing group behind Euskaltel's Igor Anton on the Zoncolan. Scarponi proved to be the only rider capable of keeping Contador within arm's reach this year. He'll go into the 2012 Corsa Rosa as a major favorite.

Michele Scarponi drives the chasing group behind Euskaltel's Igor Anton on the Zoncolan. Scarponi proved to be the only rider capable of keeping Contador within arm's reach this year. He'll go into the 2012 Corsa Rosa as a major favorite.
(Image credit: Jered Gruber)
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Alberto Contador was in a class unto himself at the 2011 Giro d'Italia. (Credit: Ashley Gruber)

Alberto Contador was in a class unto himself at the 2011 Giro d'Italia. (Credit: Ashley Gruber)
(Image credit: Jered Gruber)
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Vincenzo Nibali had high hopes of adding a second Grand Tour to his tally, but he was no match for Contador and Scarponi.

Vincenzo Nibali had high hopes of adding a second Grand Tour to his tally, but he was no match for Contador and Scarponi.
(Image credit: Jered Gruber)
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The going was slow and hard on the Zoncolan.

The going was slow and hard on the Zoncolan.
(Image credit: Jered Gruber)
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All of this year's Monuments were run under sunny skies. The Giro di Lombardia capped off a year of perfect weather in the sport's legendary one day races.

All of this year's Monuments were run under sunny skies. The Giro di Lombardia capped off a year of perfect weather in the sport's legendary one day races.
(Image credit: Jered Gruber)
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Oliver Zaugg was the surprise winner of the Race of the Falling Leaves. He left a select group of favorites gasping in his wake en route to the biggest win of his career

Oliver Zaugg was the surprise winner of the Race of the Falling Leaves. He left a select group of favorites gasping in his wake en route to the biggest win of his career
(Image credit: Jered Gruber)
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Oliver Zaugg was the surprise winner of the Race of the Falling Leaves. He left a select group of favorites gasping in his wake en route to the biggest win of his career

Oliver Zaugg was the surprise winner of the Race of the Falling Leaves. He left a select group of favorites gasping in his wake en route to the biggest win of his career
(Image credit: Jered Gruber)
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The Roubaix showers.

The Roubaix showers.
(Image credit: Jered Gruber)
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Johan Vansummeren leads the break on the Carrefour de l'Arbre. He'd make his winning move just moments later.

Johan Vansummeren leads the break on the Carrefour de l'Arbre. He'd make his winning move just moments later.
(Image credit: Jered Gruber)
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Sunny dust at Roubaix

Sunny dust at Roubaix
(Image credit: Jered Gruber)
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The field heads toward the sea and eventually, Sanremo.

The field heads toward the sea and eventually, Sanremo.
(Image credit: Jered Gruber)
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Voze's church - located near the top of the difficult climb of La Manie, the race began to take shape here as the break prepared to meet its end.

Voze's church - located near the top of the difficult climb of La Manie, the race began to take shape here as the break prepared to meet its end.
(Image credit: Jered Gruber)
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Vincenzo Nibali leads Steve Chainel in a desperate bid for victory on the Poggio.

Vincenzo Nibali leads Steve Chainel in a desperate bid for victory on the Poggio.
(Image credit: Jered Gruber)
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The legs of Katusha's Aleksandr Kuschynski

The legs of Katusha's Aleksandr Kuschynski
(Image credit: Jered Gruber)
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The Muur van Geraardsbergen four months before Vlaanderens Mooiste in the middle of winter.

The Muur van Geraardsbergen four months before Vlaanderens Mooiste in the middle of winter.
(Image credit: Jered Gruber)
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Tom Boonen had a season to forget with a number of near misses and significant injuries. He came oh so close to surprising the leading trio in the final meters of the Ronde though

Tom Boonen had a season to forget with a number of near misses and significant injuries. He came oh so close to surprising the leading trio in the final meters of the Ronde though
(Image credit: Jered Gruber)
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Fabian Cancellara had to settle for third in this year's Tour of Flanders, but there's no questioning the fact that he made the race.

Fabian Cancellara had to settle for third in this year's Tour of Flanders, but there's no questioning the fact that he made the race.
(Image credit: Jered Gruber)
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Nick Nuyens rode an extremely quiet Ronde until the finale. They don't call him the Sniper for nothing.

Nick Nuyens rode an extremely quiet Ronde until the finale. They don't call him the Sniper for nothing.
(Image credit: Jered Gruber)
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Manuel Quinziato and Danilo Hondo suffering on the Oude Kwaremont.

Manuel Quinziato and Danilo Hondo suffering on the Oude Kwaremont.
(Image credit: Jered Gruber)
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A picture of Wouter Weylandt a few days before Paris-Roubaix. W108.

A picture of Wouter Weylandt a few days before Paris-Roubaix. W108.
(Image credit: Jered Gruber)
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The cobbles of the Carrefour de l'Arbre were once again decisive.

The cobbles of the Carrefour de l'Arbre were once again decisive.
(Image credit: Jered Gruber)
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The chaos of the cobbles. (Credit: Ashley Gruber)

The chaos of the cobbles. (Credit: Ashley Gruber)
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A boy watches the race.

A boy watches the race.
(Image credit: Jered Gruber)
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The early break.

The early break.
(Image credit: Jered Gruber)
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Blue skies, green fields, cobbles, dust, and a race.

Blue skies, green fields, cobbles, dust, and a race.
(Image credit: Jered Gruber)
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The view from above at Roubaix

The view from above at Roubaix
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The Passo di Giau was a lonely, quiet place a week after the Giro passed through. The Giro will return in 2012.

The Passo di Giau was a lonely, quiet place a week after the Giro passed through. The Giro will return in 2012.
(Image credit: Jered Gruber)

Jered Gruber is a US photographer we at Cyclingnews have been eager to work with all year. This season Gruber, and his wife Ashley, spent the majority of the season in Europe, first at the Spring Classics before a whirlwind Giro d'Italia and then a finale at Lombardia.

You can also see a full selection of Gruber's work here.