Behind the Veil of Faranak Partoazar

By Steve Thomas

Iran, mountain biking and women: There’s a combo you don’t see every day. Meet Faranak Partoazar, the Iranian national cross-country champion, who is shredding convention and preconceptions.

Can we get our prize money, please?” There was little doubt as to who was the leader of this prize-hunting pack: It was the slender, confident, well-spoken and elegant girl standing before me in a tracksuit, the one also wearing a headscarf, who was backed by a more timid gaggle of male riders.

I was editing pictures from a road race I’d just shot at a Turkish ski resort, so I guess it …read more

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