A week after driving a pace car in the pro-am version of the Tour of the Battenkill, I went back to Cambridge with some friends to watch and photograph the UCI-sanctioned pro race. Having driven the course before, I had ideas about where there might be some good photo opportunities over the duration of the two-lap race. Here’s a sampling of my photos from the race.
After the start, we headed out to Juniper Swamp Rd, which features a relatively short but steep climb on dirt.
A little after Juniper Swamp Rd, the race looped back north through rolling farmland just west of Juniper Swamp. We crossed over to meet them.
After that, we headed for the notorious Meeting House Road, an unpaved stretch with several ups and downs. It had been raining off and on by then, and the riders looked very different compared to the last time we had seen them…
From there we headed over to Eagleville, to catch the racers coming through the covered bridge on their second lap.
After that we headed to the top of one of the biggest climbs on the course: Joe Bean Road, a few kilometers outside of Salem.
After the racers had passed we headed back to Cambridge to watch the finish.
All photographs are © Dave Higgins and “Dave Higgins Photography,” 2010; all rights reserved.