Four mud-soaked days of war in the woods, four sleepless nights spent tossing and turning all for a single run; a single shot at glory. Today the tears flowed while champagne and confetti filled the air as champions, new and old, took to the top steps in front of a sold-out grandstand. It's hard to imagine the rainbow stripes any tougher-earned; the relief and elation of the medalists almost unimaginable to us mere mortals. If you didn't feel something during the show, check your pulse... You're stone-cold dead inside. Kings and queens were crowned today.
About your Pinkbike World Cup Photography TeamMatthew Delorme • Age: 40 • Years Shooting: 8 Matthew DeLorme is just one of Pinkbike’s motley crew of World Cup Photographers. He currently lives out of a Ogio bag, and calls the road his home. Delorme works for Trek Bicycle, covering their MTB racing programs. He can usually be found laying in the dirt trackside, cracking jokes and saying things that make little to no sense. He enjoys capturing accessory moments and the journey every bit as much as catching the action shot.
|It's mad how much people know about the sport and how much people care, I've been blown away this weekend really! It's so cool how we can do this for our job! I just want to say thanks to all the people online who I take for my fans, everyone who comes out to see the races and all the media, killing themselves working, it's crazy... and I just get to ride my bike. I guess I half love it and half hate it, when you win it's just amazing for sure, but without everyone surrounding the racing it would be nothing so thank you! - Rachel Atherton - Atherton Racing|Nathan Hughes • Age: 28 • Years Shooting: 2 Nathan Hughes was snared as mainstay Pinbike media crew for the 2013 World Cup season and has been trapped behind the lens and the keyboard ever since. In between the biggest bike events of the year Nathan can be found on client shoots, making far-off travel stories and trying to catch a moment to spin the pedals himself. A great appreciation of the wilderness, the fear of a normal life and the quest for the perfect picture will have him hooked and looking to raise the bar for years to come. Dave Trumpore • Age: 35 • Years Shooting: 4 Dave spent the bulk of the past 17 years racing professionally before realizing that despite qualifying for the random World Cup final here and there, the next generation was just way too fast and way more talented. Upon hanging up his racing boots in 2010, it would be a few years until Dave picked up a camera and started shooting the odd race here and there as a way to stay in touch with all the friends he had made over the years, and the rest as they say is history. In just a few years time his photos have graced the pages of just about every MTB magazine and major media outlet, while his commercial client list includes a who's who of the cycling industry, and he is lucky enough to shoot regularly with some of the best riders on the planet. Currently at Pinkbike, Dave shoots the Downhill WC and the Enduro World Series as well as contributing to the occasional editorial story.