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Gallery: Through the lens at Het Nieuwsblad with Jered Gruber

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Flecha (Team Sky) is at home on the cobbles

Flecha (Team Sky) is at home on the cobbles
(Image credit: Jered Gruber)
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The tail of the peloton is the wrong place to be positioned on the climbs

The tail of the peloton is the wrong place to be positioned on the climbs
(Image credit: Jered Gruber)
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Race winner Sep Vanmarcke (Garmin-Barracuda)

Race winner Sep Vanmarcke (Garmin-Barracuda)
(Image credit: Jered Gruber)
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Jered's wife, and fellow photographer Ashley, is interviewed as the rider pass

Jered's wife, and fellow photographer Ashley, is interviewed as the rider pass
(Image credit: Jered Gruber)
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The peloton were treated to clear blue skies on Saturday

The peloton were treated to clear blue skies on Saturday
(Image credit: Jered Gruber)
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Kristof Goddaert (Ag2R)

Kristof Goddaert (Ag2R)
(Image credit: Jered Gruber)
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Belgian's Jan Ghyselinck (Cofidis) keeps in contact with the peloton as they tackle another stretch of cobbles

Belgian's Jan Ghyselinck (Cofidis) keeps in contact with the peloton as they tackle another stretch of cobbles
(Image credit: Jered Gruber)
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Riders pass the Haaghoek, the first stretch of cobbles in the race

Riders pass the Haaghoek, the first stretch of cobbles in the race
(Image credit: Jered Gruber)
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Sylvain Chavanel (Omega-Pharma Quickstep) looks comfortable on the Haaghoek

Sylvain Chavanel (Omega-Pharma Quickstep) looks comfortable on the Haaghoek
(Image credit: Jered Gruber)
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Omega-Pharma Quickstep take charge of the bunch on the first cobbled section

Omega-Pharma Quickstep take charge of the bunch on the first cobbled section
(Image credit: Jered Gruber)
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Last man standing on the cobbles: Lieuwe Westra (Vaconsoleil)

Last man standing on the cobbles: Lieuwe Westra (Vaconsoleil)
(Image credit: Jered Gruber)
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Race winner Sep Vanmarcke (Garmin-Barracuda)

Race winner Sep Vanmarcke (Garmin-Barracuda)
(Image credit: Jered Gruber)
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A Netapp rider gets some welcome support from the crowd

A Netapp rider gets some welcome support from the crowd
(Image credit: Jered Gruber)
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Angelo Tulik seeks an alternative mode of transport

Angelo Tulik seeks an alternative mode of transport
(Image credit: Jered Gruber)
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Sky's Jeremy Hunt on the Molenberg

Sky's Jeremy Hunt on the Molenberg
(Image credit: Jered Gruber)
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Sky's Jeremy Hunt on the Molenberg

Sky's Jeremy Hunt on the Molenberg
(Image credit: Jered Gruber)
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A Vanconsoleil rider grits his teeth on one of the bergs

A Vanconsoleil rider grits his teeth on one of the bergs
(Image credit: Jered Gruber)
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Flecha (Team Sky) is at home on the cobbles

Flecha (Team Sky) is at home on the cobbles
(Image credit: Jered Gruber)
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Sep Vanmarcke chases down Tom Boonen, Hushovd is left trailing

Sep Vanmarcke chases down Tom Boonen, Hushovd is left trailing
(Image credit: Jered Gruber)
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Last man standing on the cobbles: Lieuwe Westra (Vaconsoleil)

Last man standing on the cobbles: Lieuwe Westra (Vaconsoleil)
(Image credit: Jered Gruber)
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The women's peloton tackle the Molenberg

The women's peloton tackle the Molenberg
(Image credit: Jered Gruber)
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(Image credit: Jered Gruber)
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(Image credit: Jered Gruber)
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The AA Drink - Leontien.nl Cycling Team on the front of the women's peloton

The AA Drink - Leontien.nl Cycling Team on the front of the women's peloton
(Image credit: Jered Gruber)
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The women's peloton stretched out on the Molenberg

The women's peloton stretched out on the Molenberg
(Image credit: Jered Gruber)
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The leading women on the Molenberg

The leading women on the Molenberg
(Image credit: Jered Gruber)
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American Taylor Phinney (BMC) leads a group

American Taylor Phinney (BMC) leads a group
(Image credit: Jered Gruber)
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(Image credit: Jered Gruber)
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American Taylor Phinney (BMC) leads a group

American Taylor Phinney (BMC) leads a group
(Image credit: Jered Gruber)
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Jan Ghyselinck's fan club having fun

Jan Ghyselinck's fan club having fun
(Image credit: Jered Gruber)
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They start young in Belgium

They start young in Belgium
(Image credit: Jered Gruber)
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A Topsport Vlaanderen-Ridley riding on the Molenberg

A Topsport Vlaanderen-Ridley riding on the Molenberg
(Image credit: Jered Gruber)
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Noemi Cantele on the attack

Noemi Cantele on the attack
(Image credit: Jered Gruber)
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The men's peloton filter through the Haaghoek

The men's peloton filter through the Haaghoek
(Image credit: Jered Gruber)
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(Image credit: Jered Gruber)
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The men's field on the approach to another of the small Belgian climbs

The men's field on the approach to another of the small Belgian climbs
(Image credit: Jered Gruber)
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Taylor Phinney (Team BMC) made his Classics debut

Taylor Phinney (Team BMC) made his Classics debut
(Image credit: Jered Gruber)
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Taylor Phinney (Team BMC) made his Classics debut

Taylor Phinney (Team BMC) made his Classics debut
(Image credit: Jered Gruber)
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Alex Dowsett is forced to wait for his team car after a problem with his bike

Alex Dowsett is forced to wait for his team car after a problem with his bike
(Image credit: Jered Gruber)
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Flecha glides along the cobbles and leads the peloton

Flecha glides along the cobbles and leads the peloton
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(Image credit: Jered Gruber)

Late last year, American photographer Jered Gruber and his wife Ashley provided some of the best images we've seen with their highlights of the year, and they're back again for 2012, set to cover a number of European races and events.

This weekend the pair shot at the first bike race since Lombardia last year, Omloop Het Nieuwsblad, chasing both the men's and women's field over sections of cobbles and a series of climbs.

Starting out at the Haaghoek section of cobbles Jered then positioned himself on the Molenberg, to bring us some of the best shots from the race action.

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