While much of the cycling photography you see is of victory salutes, sweeping vistas and bunched-up pelotons, Kristof always manages to find a unique perspective when shooting races. That’s not to say we don’t like finish line photos or shots of amazing snow-capped mountains as the riders pass by, but Kristof’s photos always seem to offer something different.

Besides his technical skills and his ability to see things that other photographers don’t, what makes Kristof such a great photographer is his personality and his ability to engage his subjects. You might think photography is all about f-stops, shutter speeds and equipment, but as Kristof’s photos show it’s as much about the person behind the lens and how they engage with their subject.

If you’d like to see more photos from this year’s Giro d’Italia, check out these galleries from:

Follow the link to see the full results from the 2013 Giro d’Italia.