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Hamilton World'sgregario
Aug 28, 2003 5:40 AM
Is anyone familiar with Hamilton? I'm trying to decide between Claremont Street Standing tickets or the Grandstand at the start/finish line. I hope to see as much action as I can and take a lot of photos.

(Anyone know how to forge press passes?)
re: Hamilton World'sWill Ross
Aug 28, 2003 7:06 AM
As far as how much racing you'll see, my understanding is that on Claremont Access, you'll see the riders twice per lap; once ascending and once descending. Also, they'll be going slower on the climb than at the start-finish, of course, and there's more likelyhood of attacks happening, riders rising photogenically out of the saddle, etc. On the other hand, if it all comes down to a sprint, the start-finish will provide the race-winning photo op. Either location will have large-screen viewing of the rest of each lap. Maybe someone else can say something about actual sight lines and crowds potentially blocking veiws at either location. In either case, have fun; I'll be watching at Claremont and rooting for Georgie, Floyd, Tom D., Mark M., Tyler et. al.
As a former sports journalist, if you're really interested in press access, see if you can get someone with credentials to send you as a stringer, though it's probably a little late for that. And you'd be working, which folks who wish they were in sports journalism often forget; the pressure can cramp your ability to relax and enjoy the event.
Oops -- Tyler's not riding ...Will Ross
Aug 28, 2003 7:32 AM