When Ben Gomez Villafañe isn’t busy winning National Championships, claiming Pan American Championship jerseys, training for World Championships (38th on Saturday), or going to school, the young racer has been behind a camera, shooting photos and video.
Gomez Villafañe took a photography class in school, and looks to be as quick a study as he is a cyclocrosser. His new skill could come in handy if pedaling bikes doesn’t work out—he’ll have plenty of digital products to peddle to eager publications like ours that remain hungry for his services.
Speaking of hungry, Villafañe put together this 13-minute gem of a film on documenting Tobin Ortenblad at and after Nationals, before heading to Europe for Worlds.
Ortenblad was one of the few Team USA racers who did not arrive in Europe earlier for Hoogerheide, and will instead stay in Europe to race after his Elite Men’s race tomorrow in Valkenburg.
Hear Ortenblad talk about his season, Nationals, European plans and watch him meticulously wash his bike.
Enough words. Here are the pixels worth your time: