2013 UCI World Cyclo-Cross Championships in Lousiville,Kentucky

Freezing temperatures,flooding rivers, snow, ice and mud. Not exactly the weather most people think of  when cycling comes to mind. For approximately ten thousand spectators bicycle racing was all they wanted. One hundred and fifty-two riders, representing twenty countries arrived in the Blue Grass State of bourbon and baseball bats this cold snowy day. In Cyclo-cross’s 63 year history the Louisville, KY takes a first. That is this is the first time in the history of the Championships that they have been held outside of Europe. Eva Bandman Park just east of downtown Louisville and along the Ohio river was the sight of this years 2013 final championship races. Rising water along the Ohio river threatened the race and forced UCI organizers to combine the two-day event into a single day Four race spectacular.

The start of the Mens Elite race saw Klass Vantornout (Belgium) take the lead in to the first turn and into the dirt, snow and Mud.

Mens Elite start.

     
12 Martin Bina (Czech Republic) 10th, 8 Francis Mourey (France) 11th

8 Rob Peeters (Belgium) 18th 4 Klaas Vantornout (Belgium) 2nd

Francis Mourey (France) 11th

3 Sven Nys (Belgium) Gold. 4 Klaas Vantornout (Belgium) Silver

Jeremy Powers (United States Of America) 25th

23 Jonathan Page (United States Of America) 22nd 17 Arnaud Grand (Switzerland) 20th

8 Francis Mourey (France) 11th 2 Kevin Pauwels (Belgium) 12th

4 Klaas Vantornout (Belgium) 2nd

Ryan Trebon (United States Of America) DNF

Rob Peeters (Belgium) 18th

Lukas Flückiger (Switzerland) 17th goes down

Sven Nys (Belgium) Gold

Sven Nys (Belgium) Gold

Sven Nys (Belgium) Gold Klaas Vantornout (Belgium) Silver Lars Van Der Haar (Netherlands) Bronze

Women’s Elite Race photos

Ayako Toyooka (Japan) -1 lap

Marianne Vos (Netherlands) 1st

Katherine Compton (United States Of America) 2nd

Lucie Chainel-Lefevre (France) 3rd

Katherine Compton (United States Of America) 2nd

Katherine Compton (United States Of America) 2nd

Marianne Vos (Netherlands) 1st

Sanne Van Paassen (Netherlands) 5th

Katherine Compton (United States Of America) 2nd

Katerina Nash (Czech Republic) 4th

Marianne Vos (Netherlands) 1st

Marianne Vos (Netherlands) 1st

Katherine Compton (United States Of America) 2nd

Lucie Chainel-Lefevre (France) 3rd

Katerina Nash (Czech Republic) 4th

Amy Dombroski (United States Of America) 11th

Amy Dombroski (United States Of America) 11th

Emily Batty (Canada) 17th

Marianne Vos (Netherlands) Gold Katherine Compton (United States Of America) Silver Lucie Chainel-Lefevre (France) Bronze.

The Fans and More

mens Under 23 Julian Alaphilippe

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Curt Dosier,Masters (Knobbe & Martens, California)

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The “DREW” in Drew Alvarado Photography

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