Why is it that the clearest shots of bike races seem to be the ass shots AFTER the riders have passed you by?

I’ve got about 300 shots to go through, but pulled a few of what I felt were the obvious best to post here. Others will hit Flickr as I sort.

T.Burke Swindlehurst
T.Burke Swindlehurst (obligatory at-speed blurry photo)

T.Burke Swindlehurst
T.Burke Swindlehurst (obligatory post-win snot-wipe).

Ali Goulet
Ali “is there anyone behind me?” Goulet, off the front in the 3’s. Unfortunately, he wasn’t able to hold it for the last few laps.

Matt Ohran
Matt Ohran … in a road race? Masters 35+.