the dan milner photography blog: tales of an adventuring photo chimp

July 20, 2011

P.O.M July ‘011

Filed under: bike — Tags: — danmilner @ 6:04 pm

Photo Of the Month: The Megavalanche bike race, Alpe d’Huex, France.

Ice and bike tyres make strange bedfellows, but ones that have to find a peaceful coexistence at the Megavalanche bike race at Alpe d'Huez. A mass start on snow of 350 riders develops immediately into a battle for head of the course position as the race drops onto rocky jeep track then onto a descent of a glacier, around this gaping ice melt drainage, before a further 2000 metres of singletrack. The race descends some 25 Km and 2600m (8500 ft) of vertical. Remy Absalon took first place with a time of 42:30 minutes. Mentalist. The feature I shot will appear in MBUK magazine next month. Nikon D3s, 14-24 2.8G.


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