Each year during Interbike, the city of Las Vegas hosts the Cross Vegas cyclocross race. It’s an important event for the sport’s top pros, but it’s also a big party for the spectators, who come out and drink beer while watching riders tear through grass and sand and over wooden barriers. We sent photographer Stephen Lam to capture this year’s action.
Photo: Reigning U.S. cyclocross national champion Katie Compton rides the course ramp during the pro women’s race.Pro rider Stephen Hyde of the Cannondale team navigates the sandpit.Pro rider Katerina Nash of the Luna team moments before she crashed in the sandpit.Ken Cashion, of Castro Valley, California, stands next to his bike after competing in the amateur field.A racer pushes his bike to the call-up for the Wheelers and Dealers field.Pro men at the starting grid.Go time for the pro men.Pro rider Sophie De Boer of the Kalas-H.Essers-NNOF Cycling Team raises her arm to celebrate her win.Pro rider Wout Van Aert of Crelan-Vastgoedservice cruises to his second Cross Vegas win in a row.A racer reaches for the ground to rest after competing in the pro women’s race.Second-place finisher Michael Vanthourenhout of the Marlux-NapoleonGames team cools down.
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