Sunday, September 28, 2008

A Week in Vegas...Interbike/Cross Vegas/US Crits Pics

Interbike glitz and glam, yawn
The Marzocchi girl kidnapped photo eddie, was it against his will????

Our first of the BIG post Interbike events of the weekend...CROSS VEGAS. This event drew a metric $hitton of people maybe...not sure if that's official but it felt like it. The whole event has huge, huge amounts of energy. Lance's unretirement & attendance threw the event off the hook! What a field of riders & crazed fans, VEGAS STYLE!
Of course, Elvis was on the scene. Every scene, he event changed on the DPA RV....turns out he also loves Dales Pale Ale!
Jen Gersbach rocks the new DPA/Spot skinsuit for the Industry Cup race. Girl throws down & beat a good portion of the men while rocking the Spot Brand Single.
Katie Compton got her cross season off to a blazing start with a win over a very strong womens field.
The Industry Cup, what a beutiful re-introduction to cross racing.
Lance finished his epic day with a 22nd finish. P.S. those cross specialists are fast!
Fashion tips from Old Man Michael Vigers????
Euro pro Florian Vogel leads Ryan Trebon, Thomas Frischknecht, and Todd Wells on a slight dowhill here. This was Frischknecht's last race before his retirement, and he placed a respectble 5th amongst a very strong field. Trebon would go on to throw down a mean attack in the next to last lap and win the race. In the background was the hot spot of the night, the Dales Pale Ale VIP area.
One more from my camera...I don't have a big time flash but it was cool to see Lance race hard from the front row.

Thursday night we pinned it again...broad sliding into Mandelay Bay & throwin' down another 100+ MPH party at the USA Crits Finals. Hilton Clarke stayed hot & the event was SMOKIN'! Under the backdrop of Mandelay Bay & the strip the Dale's Pale Ale RV became a hot spot to catch the backstrech of the race.
The USA Crit Finals, was a one of a kind event. Metal barricades lined the entire twisting course, and was mostly packed with people 2-4 deep in areas.
The Dale's Pale Ale RV was a popular unofficial vip area for prime viewing.
The USA Crit was LIT UP, and had a jumbo tron with coverage from multiple cameras on course.
The crew straight rockin the DPA rig in Vegas.
Yep, The crit finals had the umbrella girls..mmm..Vegas!
Hilton Clarke had his Toyota/United teammate Ivan Stedic pull him through the next to last two laps. When Stedic pulled off, Clarke punched it through the first corner to lead most of the last lap and handily out corner and out sprint everyone else for the win.

We kept the tour rollin' with great riding, oktoberfest Durango style & a skankin good time at Ska brewery's grand opening for their new digs. Catch you with more from our own Picture Rock trail opening and just a bit more from Vegas tomorrow.

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