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Gallery: CJ Farquharson's best photos of 2012

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Marianne Vos (Netherlands) won the Olympic road race in the rain

Marianne Vos (Netherlands) won the Olympic road race in the rain
(Image credit: CJ Farquharson/WomensCycling.net)
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Judith Arndt (Orica - AIS) virtually 'chewing the stem'; a sight not often seen. The German rarely gives such clues about the level of effort she's expending

Judith Arndt (Orica - AIS) virtually 'chewing the stem'; a sight not often seen. The German rarely gives such clues about the level of effort she's expending
(Image credit: CJ Farquharson/WomensCycling.net)
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January 1st 2012 - the beginning of the season at the Jayco Bay Cycling Classic

January 1st 2012 - the beginning of the season at the Jayco Bay Cycling Classic
(Image credit: CJ Farquharson/WomensCycling.net)
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Race leader, Judith Arndt (Orica - AIS presented by GreenEdge) on her way to victory in the Thueringen Rundfahrt

Race leader, Judith Arndt (Orica - AIS presented by GreenEdge) on her way to victory in the Thueringen Rundfahrt
(Image credit: CJ Farquharson/WomensCycling.net)
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The final clash in a long battle

The final clash in a long battle
(Image credit: CJ Farquharson/WomensCycling.net)
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Orica - AIS mascot, Skippy, warms up

Orica - AIS mascot, Skippy, warms up
(Image credit: CJ Farquharson/WomensCycling.net)
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Trixi Worrack takes her turn at the front (Specialized - lululemon) during the Open de Suede Vargarda TTT

Trixi Worrack takes her turn at the front (Specialized - lululemon) during the Open de Suede Vargarda TTT
(Image credit: CJ Farquharson/WomensCycling.net)
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The new, narrow climb on the circuit was popular with the spectators at GP de Plouay World Cup

The new, narrow climb on the circuit was popular with the spectators at GP de Plouay World Cup
(Image credit: CJ Farquharson/WomensCycling.net)
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Giorgia Bronzini (Diadora Pasta Zara) wins a stage in Toscana.

Giorgia Bronzini (Diadora Pasta Zara) wins a stage in Toscana.
(Image credit: CJ Farquharson/WomensCycling.net)
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Arndt, Vos and Stevens - three of the main performers of 2012 during the final stage of the Giro Donne

Arndt, Vos and Stevens - three of the main performers of 2012 during the final stage of the Giro Donne
(Image credit: CJ Farquharson/WomensCycling.net)
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Blue sky, warm weather and Rabo Women at the front again

Blue sky, warm weather and Rabo Women at the front again
(Image credit: CJ Farquharson/WomensCycling.net)
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The Rabo Women were attentive throughout the stage, helping race leader, Iris Slappendel stay at the front and out of trouble in Zeeland's Ster Zeuwsche Eilanden

The Rabo Women were attentive throughout the stage, helping race leader, Iris Slappendel stay at the front and out of trouble in Zeeland's Ster Zeuwsche Eilanden
(Image credit: CJ Farquharson/WomensCycling.net)
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Amanda Spratt (GreenEdge) celebrates winning the Australian road race Championship

Amanda Spratt (GreenEdge) celebrates winning the Australian road race Championship
(Image credit: CJ Farquharson/WomensCycling.net)
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Judith Arndt (GreenEdge-AIS) chases on her own, just behind the break, in the desert of the Ladies Tour of Qatar.

Judith Arndt (GreenEdge-AIS) chases on her own, just behind the break, in the desert of the Ladies Tour of Qatar.
(Image credit: CJ Farquharson/WomensCycling.net)
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The first section of cobbles strung out the bunch in the Drenthe World Cup

The first section of cobbles strung out the bunch in the Drenthe World Cup
(Image credit: CJ Farquharson/WomensCycling.net)
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An elderly woman watches from above whilst the bunch passes through a narrow village entrance

An elderly woman watches from above whilst the bunch passes through a narrow village entrance
(Image credit: CJ Farquharson/WomensCycling.net)
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It would not be Trofeo Binda without confetti for the podium

It would not be Trofeo Binda without confetti for the podium
(Image credit: CJ Farquharson/WomensCycling.net)
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Evelyn Stevens (Specialized - lululemon) has time to enjoy her win at Fleche Wallone

Evelyn Stevens (Specialized - lululemon) has time to enjoy her win at Fleche Wallone
(Image credit: CJ Farquharson/WomensCycling.net)
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Finally, some warmth and the sun - the European season had been cold and or wet until late April

Finally, some warmth and the sun - the European season had been cold and or wet until late April
(Image credit: CJ Farquharson/WomensCycling.net)
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The peloton exits the Changjiang Tunnel.

The peloton exits the Changjiang Tunnel.
(Image credit: CJ Farquharson/WomensCycling.net)
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A wonderful finish to a great season for Marianne Vos (Ned)

A wonderful finish to a great season for Marianne Vos (Ned)
(Image credit: CJ Farquharson/WomensCycling.net)

CJ Farquharson has collated some of her best images of 2012 for Cyclingnews in the latest of our photographer's look back at the season.

And it's been a long one for Farquharson having begun the year on January 1 at the Jayco Bay Cycling Classic in Geelong. Over nine months, Farquharson covered every Women's World Cup event, racking up around 40,000 kilometres of travelling by car and the same again in the air. In 2012, Farquharson also covered the London Olympic Games and the UCI Road World Championships in Limburg.

All the standouts of the 2012 season are here - Evelyn Stevens (Specialized - lululemon), Judith Arndt (Orica-AIS) and of course, Marianne Vos (Rabobank). Farquharson was also on hand for the epic showdown on the track between two great rivals, Anna Meares and Victoria Pendleton.