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.

Advertisements

Leave a Comment »

No comments yet.

RSS feed for comments on this post. TrackBack URI

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Create a free website or blog at WordPress.com.

%d bloggers like this: