CrossVegas 2010 score line. Jamey Driscoll looked to repeat the mid-race ambush that won him last year's pro race but Francis Mourey capitalized on a ferocious chase by Ryan Trebon and others to nip him at the line. Earlier Katerina Nash dominated the elite woman's field for Luna before a large, relatively well-behaved crowd.
After a frustrating shoot last year I left the venue convinced I wouldn't be back. Look at the coverage in Cycling News and Velonews and you'll see just how challenging it is to get compelling images that are reasonably sharp without that deer in the headlights look. It's a tough assignment for any photographer.
I opted to give CrossVegas another try with a little more involved light setup... dual speedlites firing through a long-throw modifier. It was definitely better and after the first industry race I decided to stay in the one location and treat the whole evening as a test. I still don't have the quality of light I'd like but it's pretty obvious the only way to improve the situation is to bring more lights. With interbike in Anaheim next year I'm not sure where the race will be or the venue. Anyway here are a few images that worked out. I'm out of Vegas tonight to shoot a wedding in Madison, WI on Saturday.
Postscript: Check out the Rapha cross kit. I didn't know they were sponsoring a team. I thought it looked good.