Cyclocross Album by Cyclephotos Presents: Essen and Namur
We missed out on last weeks action as our man Balint was away, but we’re back. This weeks instalment has action from the B-Post Trophy in Essen and the World Cup round the following day at Namur
B-Post Trophy: Namur
It had been raining all week in Belgium, so while on the day the race at Essen the sun was shining, the riders spent a lot of time running in shin-deep mud.
National Champion mix-up: upon finishing the race, Nikki Harris was accidentally given Pavla Havlikova’s jacket with the Czech National Champion stripes, which meant that Havlikova got Harris’ jacket with the British stripes.
UCI World Cup: Namur
The young U23 rider on the photo is Andri Frischknecht, the son of the legendary Thomas Frischknecht. He finished only at 14th place, but he is one of the younger U23 riders, he has got time to catch up with the best of the category.
With two laps to go, an irate Mathieu van der Poel tossed his bike on the ground before he ran for the clean bike. After two crashes, he stood no chance to beat Wout van Aert.
Katie Compton wasn’t feeling phenomenally, so she was happy with finishing third – it kept her in contention for the overall win.
Not the best day for Jeremy Powers, he prefers fast and punchy courses. However, with all the running training during the summer, he at least managed to limit the damage at races that are heavy on the running side.
Don’t forget you can get more images just like these in the Cyclocross Album by visiting the Cyclephotos website and get a round up of last year’s season in the great coffee table book from the 13/14 season.
CABCP is proudly presented in collaboration with Cyclephotos’ Balint Hamvas