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Gallery: Mark Gunter's best shots of 2012

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Some Aussie country side.

Some Aussie country side.
(Image credit: Mark Gunter - markgunter.com.au)
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Caleb Ewan (NSWIS) got the year off to a winning start at the Jayco Bay Cycling Classic.

Caleb Ewan (NSWIS) got the year off to a winning start at the Jayco Bay Cycling Classic.
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Luke Davison (Budget Forklifts) was the eventual winner of the Australian National Road Series.

Luke Davison (Budget Forklifts) was the eventual winner of the Australian National Road Series.
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Tony Martin (Germany) powers to victory in the Worlds TT.

Tony Martin (Germany) powers to victory in the Worlds TT.
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Marianne Vos (Netherlands) on the podium after the Women's road race.

Marianne Vos (Netherlands) on the podium after the Women's road race.
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Philippe Gilbert solos to a win in the UCI World Championship men's road race after attacking on the Cauberg.

Philippe Gilbert solos to a win in the UCI World Championship men's road race after attacking on the Cauberg.
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Lachlan Norris (Drapac) takes out stage 4 on the Tour of Tasmania after an epic day in the saddle and then breaking away in the closing kilometres.

Lachlan Norris (Drapac) takes out stage 4 on the Tour of Tasmania after an epic day in the saddle and then breaking away in the closing kilometres.
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Aaron Donnelly (Jayco-AIS) and Floris Goesinnen (Drapac) during the Melbourne to Warrnambool. Goesinnen would eventually take the win.

Aaron Donnelly (Jayco-AIS) and Floris Goesinnen (Drapac) during the Melbourne to Warrnambool. Goesinnen would eventually take the win.
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The Shipwreck Coast Classic passes some impressive scenery.

The Shipwreck Coast Classic passes some impressive scenery.
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Ruth Corset (Pensar-Hawk) was consistently strong all season which helped in her win the overall Australian Women's National Road Series.

Ruth Corset (Pensar-Hawk) was consistently strong all season which helped in her win the overall Australian Women's National Road Series.
(Image credit: Mark Gunter - markgunter.com.au)
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The Tour of Southland can be brutal and amazing. This was taken on a rare calm day on the race which takes in the southern tip of New Zealand.

The Tour of Southland can be brutal and amazing. This was taken on a rare calm day on the race which takes in the southern tip of New Zealand.
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Anthony Giacoppo (Genesys Wealth Advisers) had good form early on in the 14 stage Tour of Murray sprint-fest.

Anthony Giacoppo (Genesys Wealth Advisers) had good form early on in the 14 stage Tour of Murray sprint-fest.
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There were many highlights from the Junior Track Worlds, but Australia's Taylah Jennings was undeniably the queen of the track.

There were many highlights from the Junior Track Worlds, but Australia's Taylah Jennings was undeniably the queen of the track.
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At the Junior Track Worlds in Invercargill, New Zealand, Zac Shaw blitzed the field in the Kilo.

At the Junior Track Worlds in Invercargill, New Zealand, Zac Shaw blitzed the field in the Kilo.
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Simon Gerrans (Orica-GreenEdge) was having a great time on the podium after winning the Australian jersey after an exciting race in Bunninyong.

Simon Gerrans (Orica-GreenEdge) was having a great time on the podium after winning the Australian jersey after an exciting race in Bunninyong.
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Gerrans continued his good form onto the Tour Down Under where he won the race for a second time.

Gerrans continued his good form onto the Tour Down Under where he won the race for a second time.
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Heading towards the Olympics Anna Meares was looking strong at the Australian Track Championships in Adelaide.

Heading towards the Olympics Anna Meares was looking strong at the Australian Track Championships in Adelaide.
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The Bendigo Madison didn't quite go to plan for Kiwi duo Shane Archbold and Myron Simpson. Myron ended up breaking his collar bone forcing him to miss the upcoming Track Worlds.

The Bendigo Madison didn't quite go to plan for Kiwi duo Shane Archbold and Myron Simpson. Myron ended up breaking his collar bone forcing him to miss the upcoming Track Worlds.
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Able to instill fear into his competitiors Chris Hoy awaits the Keirin final at the World Championships in Melbourne.

Able to instill fear into his competitiors Chris Hoy awaits the Keirin final at the World Championships in Melbourne.
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Crowd-favourite Cameron Meyer didn’t dissapoint by winning the Points race in Melbourne.

Crowd-favourite Cameron Meyer didn’t dissapoint by winning the Points race in Melbourne.
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On the Australian domestic scene Mark O'Brien was taking control. Here he was riding into the winning position at the Tour of Toowoomba.

On the Australian domestic scene Mark O'Brien was taking control. Here he was riding into the winning position at the Tour of Toowoomba.
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Mark O'Brien (Budget Forklifts) and Ruth Corset (Pensar-Hawk) held onto their NRS leads after the Santos North Western Tour.

Mark O'Brien (Budget Forklifts) and Ruth Corset (Pensar-Hawk) held onto their NRS leads after the Santos North Western Tour.
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At the Women's Canberra Tour Rebecca Wiasak continued her form as one of Australia's top domestic time trialists.

At the Women's Canberra Tour Rebecca Wiasak continued her form as one of Australia's top domestic time trialists.
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The Tour of Gippsland's stage 2 was raced on the Phillip Island Grand Prix track.

The Tour of Gippsland's stage 2 was raced on the Phillip Island Grand Prix track.
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Caleb Ewan battles it out with Mark Renshaw at the 2012 Clarence St Cup. Ewan would stride ahead to win the race and cap off a great year.

Caleb Ewan battles it out with Mark Renshaw at the 2012 Clarence St Cup. Ewan would stride ahead to win the race and cap off a great year.
(Image credit: Mark Gunter - markgunter.com.au)

Mark Gunter's season has seen him travel from Australia, to New Zealand, Holland and back again to cover cycling on the road and track.

Here, he's produced a selection of his favourite images for Cyclingnews from the year capturing moments of triumph and pain.

Gunter's gallery ranges from the steely concentration of Sir Chris Hoy at the UCI Track World Championships; the raw emotion of young sprinter Caleb Ewan crossing the finish line at the Jayco Bay Cycling Classic; a triumphant Marianne Vos on the podium at the UCI Road World Championships to the rugged Australian coastline captured during the National Road Series.

More of Gunter's images are available via his website.

Click here for the full gallery.