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A Night at the Velodrome

July 27th, 2010 at Tue, 27th, 2010 at 10:30 am by Chad Coleman

Friday night found me on assignment shooting the FSA Grand Prix races at the Veldrome at Marymoor Park in Redmond. Between the beautiful summer evening and a subject matter I had only heard about from friends in cycling circles — but had never photographed — meant I was actually happy to be working a night shift to start my weekend. More images after the jump…

Cyclists race in an Elite Women class Keirin  semifinal heat at the Velodrome at Marymoor Park in Redmond on Friday, July 23, 2010.

The men’s Cat 3 class compete in the 10 Lap Scratch event at the Velodrome at Marymoor Park in Redmond.

The women’s Elite class final in the Keirin event at the Velodrome at Mary moor Park. Kirkland resident and former world champion Jennie Reed, third from right in black, won the event.

Racers streak past the grandstand area at the Velodrome.

Spectators line the rim of the Velodrome during the FSA Grand Prix races at Marymoor Park on Friday.

Spectators shield their eyes from the setting sun against a backdrop of Mount Rainier.

A panoramic view of the Velodrome at Marymoor Park in Redmond. The photo was made using the Pano app and border made in the Photoshop Mobile app on my iPhone. [Insert shameless plug here... haha!] Follow me on Twitter to get snaps from events and assignments before they hit the print – or even web – publications.

The race village inside the Veldrome track with a a view of the spectator grandstand.

A youngster participates in the Kiddie Kilo fun race during a break from the racing action at the Velodrome on Friday.

Spectators watch a kids race during a break from the main event racing at the Velodrome on Friday night.

On Friday nights, the Velodrome ahs a dedicated beer garden for spectators to enjoy a cold beverage while taking in the races.

A rack of cycles in the race village inside the Velodrome track.

The men’s Elite class race in the Keirin event, a lap race that competitors draft a motor scooter for the start and then sprint the final lap and a half to the finish.

A motor scooter leads the pack in a women’s Elite class semifinal heat of the Keirin event.


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