- Pre-race Cutters
- Young prepares
- Bike prep
- Cutters warm up
- Lap 1
- Phi Delta Theta
- Cutters on front
- Rain delay?
- Cutters rain
- Phi Kappa Psi
- Wet Phi Delta Theta
- Young celebrates
- Rain delay
- Track dryer
- Re-start discussion
- Yellow flag
- Cutter exchange
- Botched exchange
- Bell lap
- Cutter win
- Late race confusion
- Cutters celebrate
- Victory lap
- Women warmup
- Tuning up
- Teter warm up
- Women's anthem
- Women's start
- Women roll out
- Delta Gamma
- Kappa Alpha Theta
- Teter coach
- Exchange mishap
- Digging deep
- Coach instructions
- Delta Gamma rider
- Teter leads
- Van Kooten
- Teter win
- Teter celebrates
- Teter victory lap
- Rough ride
An Indiana U tradition, made famous (at least to all bike fans) by the movie Breaking Away, the Little 500 was held this weekend, and fans of the movie will be relieved to know that the Cutters team won the men’s race, for the fourth straight year, this time under difficult, rainy conditions that forced an unprecedented rain delay.
In the women’s race junior Caitlin Van Kooten solo”d the last few laps to take the win for her Teter team, which has been frustrated in its attempts to win in recent years. Complete results
Photographer Mark Zalewski brought us this gallery.
Late race confusion
Due to the confusion surrounding the restart at lap 104, nobody but the Phi Gamma Delta team (11) knew they were actually on the lead lap as the white flag flew, and out-sprinted Detla Tau Delta (4) for third place.
Teter victory lap
The victorious Teter team takes its lap.
A rough ride for some other teams shows in the battle wounds.
Teter warm up
The Teter team was the pre-race favorite.
A Delta Gamma rider gets in the zone.
The Teter girls celebrate the win.
Caitlin Van Kooten takes the win for Teter.
The Teter anchor, Caitlin Van Kooten, gives her team the thumbs uo.
The Delta Gammas rode hard to the end.
The Teter coach, himself a former Little 500 winner, gives instruction.
An untimely mishap during an exchange for the Delta Gammas.
A Kappa Kappa Gamma rider gets instruction from her coach.
Delta Gamma rider
The Delta Gamma rider is poised.
The race leaders, led by Teter.
A Kappa Kappa Gamma rider digs deep.
Kappa Alpha Theta
The Kappa Alpha Theta team is a perennial favorite.
The Cutters go over their pre-race strategy with the coaches.
Women roll out
The field of 33 teams rolls out.
The ladies mount their Schwinn bicycles, made especially for this race.
The national anthem demands attention.
Chap Blackwell, the man in charge of the race, with the flags.
A wet celebration for the Cutters.
The Cutters take their tradtional victory lap.
The Cutters win their eleventh Little 500 and their fourth straight, a new record.
With one lap to go Phi Delta Tau is marked closely by the Cutters.
The Delta Tau Delta team makes a bad exchange late in the race.
The Cutters' coach, Jason Fowler, gives encouragement to his riders.
Taking over the bike, after an exchange.
The Cutters make a good exchange.
The messy conditions show on this Phi Delta Theta rider.
The race restarts under caution.
With the restart comes some new re-strategizing
For the first time ever, a Little 500 race is restarted.
The race is taken seriously -- they even have a special blow drying machine for the cinder track.
Ah, a rain delay, just like in baseball.
The Cutters' Eric Young thought the race might be over early because of the weather.
Wet Phi Delta Theta
A Phi Delta Theta rider in the rain.
Phi Kappa Psi
Phi Kappa Psi qualified second but could not hold their position.
The Cutters drove the pace in the rain.
The rains came down and with the Cutters leading all looked finished.
Cutters on front
The Cutters on the rivet.
Phi Delta Theta
Phi Delta Theta takes a turn at the front.
Clayton Feldman (Cutters) is the team's strong-man.
Lap one sees the Cutters take control to stay safe.
Past the scoreboard with the lap counters ready to go up to 200.
The men's race rolls out for the traditional parade laps.
The national anthem brings quiet to the otherwise raucous stadium.
Cutters warm up
The Cutters coach and team are rather relaxed, and confident, before the race.
A Cutter alumni, now wrenching for the team, works with his rider.
Eric Young, the Cutters' sprinter, gets ready in his own way.