2009 Men's Little 500
The 2009 Men's Little 500 bicycle races were held at Bill Armstrong Stadium in Bloomington on April 25. Several teams traded the lead throughout the race, but riders from Cutters were able to retain their title and their ninth Little 5 victory.
A Delta Upsilon rider takes a moment to reflect before the race.
Fiji riders ride on bike trainers in their pit before the start of the race.
Alpha Tau Omega rider Robert Perez warms up prior to the the Men's Little 500 while keeping his head cool.
A rider for Black Key Bulls has the sun blocked for him while warming up in the pit.
Fiji fans get excited as the riders line up for the start.
The pack powers through the second turn during the 2009 Men's Little 500.
The pack heads past a crowded grandstand on the back strech of the track.
Collins Bunny Gamma team members perform an exchange in front of their pit.
Numerous riders attempt to recover and get back in the race following a large crash along the backstretch.
A Delta Chi rider is walked to the medical tent by a mechanic following a crash.
Black Key Bulls rider Ren-Jay Shei catches up to the pack after an exchange. Black Key Bulls finished in fifth place.
The pack rides slowly by paramedics helping a Pi Kappa Phi rider who crashed between turns three and four.
Cutters rider Eric Young (left) looks to see who is on his wheel.
A lap counter leans out to check the scoreboard.
Riders from Cru Cycling and Kappa Sigma get caught up in a crash by turn three.
A rider from Delta Chi sprints across the infield with his bike to replace a teammate after a crash.
A rider in the pit sports track wounds on his leg.
Thousands of fans packed Armstrong Stadium to watch the race.
Crowd anticipation grows as the race nears the finish.
The coach of Grey Goat Cycling informs his rider of the last lap of the race.
Eric Young crosses the finish line, earning the Cutters its ninth Little 500 victory.
The defending champions celebrate their victory.
The Cutters team holds up the ceremonial bike on stage.