When it comes to the UCI Track Cycling World Championships, I know where to go for photos: British Cycling. Each year they offer up a selection of moments from the weekend’s event that are too good to pass up. See more at the British Cycling Flickr.
One day I’d love to shoot photos at this event.
Yesterday, I got the hair brained idea to race the 2014 Mellow Johnny’s Classic at Flat Creek Ranch outside of Austin. I’ve never raced MTBs before, but figured what the hell? My buddy Hanson Little and I drove out, paid the $40 and raced. I started at the back and made it up to 4th. Hanson got 3rd. We were stoked but the highlight of the day for me was watching the UCI Pro Women absolutely crush the course. Check out the recording from the day here and the results here.
Team LUNA Chix was in top form, absolutely shredding every lap, leading the pack by well over a few minutes. It was really great watching these women rip the course apart! While I didn’t make a big deal about shooting photos today (man, it was hot), I did manage to get a few worth sharing. Check them out in the Gallery!
In 2009, Academy Award®-winning director Alex Gibney (2007, Best Documentary, Taxi to the Dark Side) was hired to make a film about Lance Armstrong’s comeback to cycling. The project was shelved when the doping scandal erupted, and re-opened after Armstrong’s confession. THE ARMSTRONG LIE picks up in 2013 after Armstrong was stripped of his 7 Tour de France titles, and presents a riveting, insider’s view of the unraveling of the greatest deception in sports history.
I wish I could let you watch the Armstrong Lie on the site for free. Instead, here’s an embedded movie where you can pay $3.99 to rent it. I’ve seen it and it’s worth the watch!
… this counts as a #WheelieWednesdayz post, right?
Last week, in a very sedated state, I requested that my friends at Manual for Speed do a feature unlike anything professional cycling has done before: #SelfieSundays. Yes, I want to see pro cyclists take selfies with their phones or cameras. Or camera phones even. Well, the call to arms is here:
DEAR PRO CYCLISTS, we need your selfies. Please send to email@example.com and we'll profile you on our site. Manual for Speed dot com
— manual for speed (@manualforspeed) February 17, 2014
You heard them! Yes, you have to be PRO to submit the selfie. Wait, do pros even read this site?
This one looks good!
To commemorate the premiere of Nelson Vails’ documentary, Cheetah, Cinelli made a run of limited edition caps, designed from the skinsuit he wore during the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics match sprint. A portion of the sales will go to support the documentary, so check out more and pick one up at Cinelli.
Three-time Tour winner Greg LeMond is having an exhibition at the Rapha Cycle Club NYC beginning tomorrow. To kickstart the event, Jeremy Dunn put together an interview with the cycling legend at the Rapha Blog which I recommend reading. This interview coincides with a forthcoming collection of clothing including a jersey, sun sleeves and a cap called To the Sun.
For those who are in NYC, I send warmth and sun your way, I got more than enough in LA this week! If you can make it out of your home, head over tomorrow to see the exhibition, which includes a few featured pieces:
1986 TDF Look/Hinault
1989 TDF TT Bottechia
1989 World Championship LeMond /TVT (carbon tube)
1990 TDF LeMond/TVT (carbon tube)
1989 TDF Bottechia
1991 TDF LeMond/Calfee (first full carbon frame)
The full collection of 2014 LeMond Bicycles
All TDF jerseys, World Championship Jerseys, All team jerseys and caps, assorted components and ephemera.
Photos by Jeremy Dunn
I saw this portrait of Dan and Britlee on the Rapha Survey and reached out to Jeremy Dunn of the Athletic for a higher-res file. Not only did he send it over, but he wrote a little blurb about them as well. What a nice guy!
Check out more below!