Photographs of Tour De Nez
The Touchstone cycling team
recently competed in the Tour De Nez, a professional bike race along Lake Tahoe.
Tommy Compton, a Tahoe area photographer, took photos of the race and described a little about how he became interested in cycling photography. "I fell in love with the sport of cycling back in 1978 when I started riding as a form of recovery from Ski injuries. I was lucky enough to work with two very serious cyclists: One rode on the US Track Team and another was qualifying for the US Road Team. They taught me the art of riding in a pace line, how to climb, etc. I raced in the 70s and 80s even promoted a pro criterium in my home town of Portland, Oregon. At that time there were no US cycling publications outside of Bicycling Magazine. I found myself borrowing English Cycling Journals and Italian Magazines. The images in these magazines from legendary Graham Watson transported me to the European Peleton. I was mesmerized by the images I saw of Paris-Roubaix, Paris-Nice, The Tour de France and The Giro."
You can check out more of Tommy's work at his website- Alpenglow
Labels: cycling, Touchstone Cycling, Tour de Nez