August 31, 2008

Gateway Cup, St. Louis, 8/29/08

The Gateway Cup bicycle race series got rolling Friday night in Lafayette Square Park, the city's first public park. The pro race began at 9:30 p.m., with $1,900 going to the winner.
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The womens' race participants waited through a long delay due to a serious injury on the track from the previous race.
The womens' race participants waited through a long delay due to a serious injury on the track from the previous race.
A pro racer flanked by friends from the Mesa team.
A pro racer flanked by friends from the Mesa team.
The pro racers take off.
The pro racers take off.
Spectators with bikes & balloons.
Spectators with bikes & balloons.
Gateway Cup, St. Louis, 8/29/08
Re-fueling after a race.
Re-fueling after a race.
The guy in the middle was celebrating his bachelor's party with his buds and Bud at the races.
The guy in the middle was celebrating his bachelor's party with his buds and Bud at the races.
Spectators watching the women's race at the northeast corner of Lafayette Park.
Spectators watching the women's race at the northeast corner of Lafayette Park.
Racers rounding the corner of Lafayette and Mississippi Avenues.
Racers rounding the corner of Lafayette and Mississippi Avenues.
Spectators stood at the southeast bend of the track as racers zoomed by at stunning speeds.
Spectators stood at the southeast bend of the track as racers zoomed by at stunning speeds.