We asked Gary Perkin for a few words about his cover photo of Burry.
Where to start? I took photos of Burry Stander since 2003 but I knew him long before then when he raced DH, XC and road as a teenager. But I won’t take another photo of the Kid, as he was known, because on January 3 he was killed on the road while out training. It’s been a tough time going through thousands of images over the years and seeing his progression from teen prodigy to the Olympics knowing that we won’t see him race again has hit me hard. The cover image, from the last stage of the 2012 Cape Epic – which Burry and Christoph Sauser won, struck me as the moment how I would like to remember him. Ride in Peace Champ!
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