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2013 UCI Cyclocross World Championships in Louisville

The Bearded One and I made our way to Louisville, Kentucky this weekend for a (potentially) once-in-a-lifetime event: the annual UCI Cyclocross World Championships were held in the U.S. for the first time in its storied 64-year history. We certainly didn’t want to miss the chance to see this race hosted on our stomping grounds, so we joined 10,000 folks from all over the world at Eva Bandman Park. Belgian-like weather conditions in the form of snow, mud and even some flooding from the nearby Ohio River added extra challenges to the course. It was a true privilege to watch Marianne Vos and Sven Nys win the overall titles in their categories and be a part of the crowds of crazy fans heckling and cheering on all of the racers as they slogged through the elements. We had an amazing time and even had the honor of meeting many of the racers at the after party. TBO spoke with Sven Nys, one of his cycling heroes, about when he was going to retire. “Maybe in two years…or five,” he said with a smile.

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Elite Women’s Race
Podium:
Marianne Vos / Netherlands
Katie Compton / USA
Lucie Chainel-Lefevre / France


 
U23 Men’s Race
Podium:
Mike Teunissen / Netherlands
Wietse Bosmans / Belgium
Wout Van Aert / Belgium


 
Elite Men’s Race
Podium:
Sven Nys / Belgium
Klaas Vantornout / Belgium
Lars van der Haar / Netherlands


 
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  1. Love your pics! Great stuff. The pic of the two guys w/ the bike seat-antlers caught my attention as one of them is my older brother Jeff and the other a friend, Robert Mosher. We had a great time watching the action and showing our spirit w/ our crazy headresses!

    Keep up the great photography! I’ve posted mine on my Facebook page noted above if you’re interested in what I captured.
    Tim

    • Thank you! Glad you were able to see the photo of Jeff and your friend. And my husband and I were big fans of your headdresses! I’ll take a look at your work right now. :)

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