2014 Photo Contest, Sports, Singles, 1st prize

Sledding race from above

Photographer

Jeff Pachoud

Agence France-Presse

18 January, 2013

Mushers compete in a stage of La Grande Odyssée sledding race, on 18 January.

About

Jeff Pachoud

Jeff Pachoud is a French photographer and photojournalist. He began his photographic career as a press photographer, working for the weekly magazine Tribune de Lyon. In 2006, he...

Background story

Megève, France 

Mushers compete in a stage of La Grande Odyssée sledding race, on 18 January. La Grande Odyssée Savoie-Mont Blanc is the most important stage race in the world, and is intended for experienced mushers. Some 25 mushers from around the globe compete for two weeks, covering over 750 kilometers through France and Switzerland, with overall ascents totaling more than 25,000 meters. The race includes a compulsory encampment on an open mountainside.

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