Sunday at Cyclocross Nationals

By: Brandon Jan 16

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The weekend came to a close with some of the best weather and the fastest course conditions. Each of the races of the day were on rock-hard, bumpy, and dry conditions. Powers lead from the gun, he put some of the advantage with spending the previous month at elevation to acclimate.

All weekend racing was not only competitive, but friendly. Racers pushed each other to levels they may not have known they had, but after the bell lap all shook hands and congratulated their competitors.

Boulder did a great job hosting such an incredible event. From Valmont's excellent course, to Boulder's welcoming Pearl Street shops, to pit crews and tent city, the weekend was filled with top-tier racing and parties every night. Let's hope Austin takes some cues from Boulder for 2015.

photos by Nicholas Gajewski, Gavin Gould, Joshua Alexandre Haines, and Brandon Elliott

 

Saturday at Cyclocross Nationals

By: Brandon Jan 12

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Our third day at Valmont was welcomed in with extremely high winds but also exceptionally mild temperatures. The course has changed from a sloppy wet mess created by thawing snow into a tacky, dry, and bumpy race track.

The top billing on the day was the U23 race which didn't disappoint, but some of the closest racing came from the Masters and Collegiate duels.

photos by Nicholas Gajewski, Gavin Gould, Joshua Alexandre Haines, and Brandon Elliott

 

Friday at Cyclocross Nationals

By: Brandon Jan 11

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Friday. Day 2 at Valmont for Embrocation. Conditions shifted wildly as extreme winds blew in off the peaks forcing many teams into tearing down tents and seeking more solid refuge. Valmont faced gusts over 40mph as riders battled for positions.

The course changed from grease-over-frozen to tacky and fast. Lines that didn't exist yesterday were now being taken at speed, treacherous descents that were claiming riders on Thursday were no longer white-knuckle.

photos by Gavin Gould and Joshua Alexandre Haines

 

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