With local knowledge and an eye for the moments between, Tokyo photographer Nobuhiko Tanabe captured the Olympic races with a style all his own.
As she continues to storm through her first year as an elite, the 23-year-old celebrates another milestone race.
The 21-year-old Brit, already an XC World Champ and elite ‘cross and World Tour racer, is now also an Olympic gold medalist.
With so much top talent in Tokyo, it'll be well worth the late night to watch the women's race
The elite XC racer is the first female mountain biker to compete in the Olympics for Argentina since 2004. Her qualification marks a huge life goal, but has also surfaced questions for the Utah-based rider about how to connect with a place she hasn't lived in over a decade.
Three-time Olympic gold medalist Kristin Armstrong is a crucial member of Batten's team.
The decorated XC racer will compete at the Tokyo Olympics, six months after becoming a mother
The American XC racer racks up her third podium in two weeks