This year's Amgen Tour of California was truly a thrilling race. We saw a solid sprinters' battle between two of the greatest, Mark Cavendish and Peter Sagan, an epic solo break away by that new kid on the block Toms Skujins and an incredible climbing effort on Mt. Baldy by the French featherlight-weight-mountain-goat Julian Alaphilippe. Peter Sagan won the overall tour by literally one inch! See you next year!
When you read about the Race Across America you can kind of imagine how hard the world's toughest bicycle race is, and I already had a lot of respect for the racers before we went on the journey. Being alongside the racers and the crew of the "4Athletes" from Germany for a week (they finished in 3rd place after 5days and 14hours, 6h short of the record and 8h faster than their last year's win) you really get to experience how much harder it is than you've imagined.Read More
Just a few more days until the greatest endurance cycling race starts. I will be driving alongside and photographing last year's winner of the 4-person category Team "4athletes powered by Stenger Bikes". Four brave German souls, Peter, Frank, Frederick and Robert will start in Oceanside, CA and race nonstop to Annapolis, MD. 3000 miles, ca. 5½ days, 4 time zones, rain and shine, desert heat, high altitude, sleep deprivation and many more obstacles await them. This truly amazing journey starts June 14 and photos will be posted here as much as I can. www.raceacrossamerica.org
Nice Labor Day! Raced cat4/5 myself in the morning, scoring 23rd place, and then photographed the cat4 race...Read More
Photographed the USA timed track cycling national championships in the StubHub Velodrome, Carson, CA. It was a lot of fun, and many thanks to Bill Kellick from USA Cycling for the media credentials and allowing me to photograph from the "apron" of the track. I wanted to experiment and try out some different techniques, focusing on showing the dynamics and the speed of the track cyclists.Read More