110 Photos - Apr 21, 2013
Photo: Registration and tags..Photo: Getting the start line ready..Photo: Hi.. Bye.. See you at the finish.. :)Photo: Let's start boys...Photo: All Garmins up and running?Photo: 107 riders at the start line today! What a day!Photo: Off you go..Photo: Riders getting dropped from the lead bunch quite early in the race..Photo: Quite a few groups formed after the lead bunch took off..Photo: Team cars following the peloton..Photo: Flyovers galore..Photo: Group with the women's category eventual winner Vicki Nicholson and runner-up Gitanjali..Photo: Photo: Arvind Bhateja and Kiran Kumar Raju after being distanced from the pelotonPhoto: Another SKCT rider after being distanced by the peloton..Photo: The support cars and ambulance following the peloton..Photo: Photo: Peloton after the U-turn.. Even after dropping many riders, the peloton was quite big..Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Peloton mainly contained riders from SKCT, Naesar, TrekFF, TeamWheelsports and one rider each from Spectrum racing(Dev Veera), BOTs(Craig), Procycle(Jehaan Panjuali) and Sarvesh(No team)..Photo: Photo: Some acrobatics.. :)Photo: Acrobatic photography.. :)Photo: Team Director of SKCT.. Going Pro..Photo: Trek FF and Naesar riders in the peloton..Photo: Lot of orange jerseys(TeamWheelsports) in the peloton..Photo: Photo: Photo: Raman Garimella of Team Naesaar was right there in the bunch..Photo: SKCT sprinter Laxman Kurni biding his time and staying covered in the bunch..Photo: Richard McDowell of team Trek Firefox and Team Wheelsports' Shreeshail Layannavar(?)Photo: Team Trek Firefox was right in the thick of the action...Photo: ..So was team Naesaar..Photo: My teammate, Spectrum Racing's Dev was doing well at the action end of the race..Photo: Photo: Team Trek Firefox's Jeetharam Gat was another favorite..Photo: Lokesh Narasimhachar(Loki) joins his breakaway man Naveen John(NJ) flying up a flyoverPhoto: Is this break going to stick??Photo: Guess not.. the break was realed in on the downhill..Photo: NJ grinding it..Photo: Looking down and saying.. "Shut-up legs"Photo: Oh.. if you're wondering why the Lemond is sitting on a rack and why I'm in the car watching the action as it developed, I choose to drop off the front group to help my teammate Mohan who crashed ~10km into the race.Photo: Unfortunately Mohan had to give up as the crash resulted in a broken fork(but he was fine thankfully). I tried to get back on the bike and chase but there was no chance.. I gave up and took a ride so that I can at least watch the action of the race.. I wasn't disappointed :)Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Bhimshi.. of SKCT attacks and establishes a gap some 15km from the line..Photo: Photo: Team director gauging the field behind..Photo: Photo: He managed to put quite a gap as you can see here..Photo: But one rider from team Trek Firefox managed to bridge up..Photo: Photo: The rest of them were beginning to bridge..Photo: Photo: Photo: Grind..Photo: Photo: Photo: 6km from the line, the break is reigned in..Photo: It was going to be a sprint finish..Photo: I was too quick for the winner.. ;)  You can see the arm of Sridhar Savanur raised in a victory salute..Photo: Loki and Ambi crossing the line at 3rd and 4th.. Laxman finished right behind Sridhar..Photo: Raman and Dev finishing..Photo: NJ finishing up.. after all the attacking..Photo: Dev had an excellent race and finished with the bunch.. Mohan had horrendous luck with the crash and ended up with a broken bike..Photo: Post ride fun..Photo: It was great to see the camaraderie off the bike after all the fighting on the bikes in the race where no one gave anything away..Photo: Let the fun times roll boys.. great showPhoto: Photo: Photo: Kiran..Photo: Michael Treasborg..Photo: Sanjay..Photo: Nalla..Photo: Arvind crossing the finishline..Photo: Richard, Sid and SriKumarPhoto: Spectrum Racing's Vicki Nicholson winner of Women's category..Photo: Post race relaxation..Photo: New bling for SKCT..Photo: Specialized S-Works Tarmac SL4Photo: Prajwal and Sanjay..Photo: Cleated Warrior Tusker Kiran crossing the finish line..Photo: Photo: Team Director taking care of the boys..Photo: Team discussions..Photo: Post race catching up..Photo: Aditya YadavPhoto: Yogesh Murthy..Photo: Team Naesaar's Manu(?) had a pretty bad crash on a downhill towards the end of the ride..Photo: Spectrum racing.. One cool team ;)Photo: Photo: Podium time..Photo: ProCycle's Jihaan winning the under 18 category..Photo: Photo: SriKumar from Chennai's Team Trek Firefox giving away the Women's category winner's medal for Spectrum Racing's Vicki NicholsonPhoto: Spectrum Racing's Vicki Nicholson(1st) and Gitanjali(2nd) of Team WheelsportsPhoto: Photo: Men's Cat1 podium..Photo: Sridhar didn't need that tall a podium, I guess ;)Photo: Ambi(?)(4th, SKCT), Loki(3rd, SKCT), Sridhar Savanur(1st, Team Wheelsports) and Laxman Kurni(2nd, SKCT)Photo: Photo: Spectrum ladies with Kavitha..Photo: Spectrum girl power! Manjula, Vicki and Shilpa.. :)Photo: