American cycling hit a high point during the UCI world road championships in Yorkshire, winning seven medals, three of them gold. The race produced dramatic wins by Chloé Dygert in the women's elite time trial, and by Quinn Simmons and Megan Jastrab in the junior road races. Longtime race photographer Casey B. Gibson was there to document the action, and to snap photos of Team USA behind the scenes, as the riders, directors, and coaches prepared for the races.
From the prologue at Snowbird Resort, to the punishing slopes of Powder Mountain, to the final finish line in Park City, this year’s Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah was packed with excitement. Photographer Casey B. Gibson was on the ground to capture all the action. Here’s a look at some of his best images from this year’s race.
New Mexico's Tour of the Gila is a stage race like no other. It is held in the eclectic mining town of Silver City, and has been a regular stop on the U.S. domestic racing scene for decades. At one time the fields were filled with top professionals preparing for the Amgen Tour of California, or racing to get the needed hard miles at high altitude. The race still attracts plenty of UCI Continental pro riders, many of whom have WorldTour aspirations. This year saw familiar faces return: Floyds’s Pro Cycling D.S. Gord Fraser has been at Gila as a racer and now director for nearly 15 years, as has Wildlife Generation manager Danny Van Haute. Former mountain bike racer and U.S. team coach Mark Gullickson attended the race to watch his son race in the amateur category. The entire organization is held together by Jack Brennan, who has retired once, only to return to make sure the race doesn’t die. And the course is one of the most scenic and challenging in North America.