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New York City Cycling Championship - NE

USA, August 3, 2003


Images by Zui Hanafusa/miyashojicycling.org

Eventual winner Marty Nothstein (Navigators)
Photo ©: Zui Hanafusa
Alvaro Gonzalez de Galdeano (ONCE) works hard
Photo ©: Zui Hanafusa
John Lieswyn of 7up/Maxxis
Photo ©: Zui Hanafusa
Danny Pate (Prime Alliance)
Photo ©: Zui Hanafusa
Antonio Cruz (US Postal) followed by a media moto
Photo ©: Zui Hanafusa
Marty Nothstein is stil in front
Photo ©: Zui Hanafusa
Danny Pate (Prime Alliance) worked hard all day
Photo ©: Zui Hanafusa
John Eustice describing his last meal. Bellissimo!
Photo ©: Zui Hanafusa
And now back to the race
Photo ©: Zui Hanafusa
Marty Nothstein is swamped by reporters
Photo ©: Zui Hanafusa
Marty wonders why it seems so dark
Photo ©: Zui Hanafusa
Hey! I've just had an idea
Photo ©: Zui Hanafusa

Images by Jonathan Devich/

Tyler Hamilton
Photo ©: Jon Devich
Damon Kluck (US Postal)
Photo ©: Jon Devich
The field lines up
Photo ©: Jon Devich
Christian Vande Velde (US Postal)
Photo ©: Jon Devich
David Clinger (Prime Alliance/TIAA Cref)
Photo ©: Jon Devich
Marty Nothstein (Navigators)
Photo ©: Jon Devich
Alvaro Gonzalez de Galdeano (ONCE)
Photo ©: Jon Devich
The peloton
Photo ©: Jon Devich
Danny Pate (Prime Alliance)
Photo ©: Jon Devich
The field over cobbles
Photo ©: Jon Devich
Marty Nothstein (Navigators)
Photo ©: Jon Devich

Images by Celia Cole

Images by Daniel McMahon

Images by Michael Lascarides/www.electrotone.com

  • Bicycles were everywhere in the vicinity of Water St.
  • The undercard for the headline race was the super-entertaining Bike Messenger Relay. This is, predictably, the last-place entry.
  • An ONCE rider leads an early lap.
  • Early breakaway action.
  • Close to the action.
  • An ONCE and a Saturn up front.
  • Right about here, a break of 25 riders got away and stayed away for the rest of the afternoon.
  • John Lieswyn of 7up, larger than life.
  • Danny Pate of Prime Alliance/TIAA-CREF moves to the fore. Pate was an absolute monster today, powering the break for laps at a time.
  • The break dives into the corner off the back straightaway.
  • A colorful bunch corners hard.
  • Danny Pate again, hammering.
  • OK, the action is starting to heat up. The peloton strings out, chasing the break.
  • Pate, once again.
  • A 7up leads a Sierra Nevada and a Jelly Belly. Ironic that all three of these teams are sponsored by things that professional cyclists can't eat or drink during the season.
  • With about 10 laps to go, Olympic track cycling gold medalist Marty Nothstein took off on a solo break.
  • US Postal's Tony Cruz bridged up to Nothstein with ONCE's Jose Azevedo and the three looked to have a nice gap...
  • ...but the chase group got closer on the next lap...
  • ...and the next. The 20-something chasers would duel it out in a sprint. Storm clouds were beginning to gather (the literal kind, as well as the figurative ones).
  • The pace quickened for the final laps.
  • The riders go faster still.
  • With about 5 laps to go, a huge gust of wind howled though the concrete canyon, toppling a 100-foot section of barricade, just missing the riders. Course marshals jumped out to right the barricade as the race sped on.
  • With raindrops beginning to fall, the sprint is on!
  • As the racers crossed the finish line, the skies just unleashed, sending fans scurrying into the cover of office buildings' porticoes.
  • Nothstein, after a DNF here last year, won the group sprint to take the race. His postrace interviews had to be conducted from the safety of an umbrella.

Images by Michael Doupe, working for RedRoseRaces.com

Images by Stephen Chang/www.metrosanchezracing.com