Ze staan zelf nie op de foto

Ze staan zelf nie op de foto - Nobody else in the photo. A belgian expression, a rider finishes alone, and nobody else is in the photo, the solo victory. I found mention of the phrase in a book I am reading for the second time 'A dog in a hat' by Joe Parkin, Its a really great book about kermis racing and the life of a pro in Belgium. I felt like reading it again as I knew I would enjoy it again now I really have my own sense, feel and experience of the content of the book. Once I knew about the phrase I asked my Flemish friend to translate it for me and sure enough he knew the phrase straight away.