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2013 Cyclocross World Championships, Louisville, KY

Well, the longest day ever. It’s Sunday morning and I have finally finished editing the photos. Yesterday was so manic and so busy that what we normally do over the course of two days had to be squeezed into just one. So many photos and so many stories but they have to come a bit later. A few photos for now and I’ll come back with a wrap-up as soon as managed to catch some sleep.

Jasmin Achermann’s mum

Geoff Proctor and Marc Gullickson chat before the juniors' race at the cyclocross World Championships in Louisville, Kentucky

Geoff Proctor and Marc Gullickson chat before the juniors’ race at the cyclocross World Championships in Louisville, Kentucky

Mathieu van der Poel almost rides up the limestone climb at the cyclocross World Championships in Louisville, Kentucky

Mathieu van der Poel rides almost all the way up the limestone climb

Owen Logan rides in the last lap of the cyclocross World Championships in Louisville, Kentucky

There must have been an enormous amount of pressure on Owen Logan, who, based on his form during the season, was supposed to perform really well. Though he missed the podium, he’s still the biggest promise of American cross.

Marianne Vos wins her sixth cyclocross World Champion title at the cyclocross World Championships in Louisville, Kentucky

Marianne Vos won yet another rainbow jersey, her sixth in the cross discipline

Messy business: Katerina Nash had a mechanical problem in the finishing straight, the front mech dropped the chain and she had more than 50 meters to cover…

… but Lucie Chainel-Lefevre exploited her mechanical and grabbed the third place.

Hope she didn’t catch the cold by the end of the day

Wietse Bosmans started strong

Mike Teunissen and Wout van Aert chased Bosmans but they didn’t seem to be able to bridge the gap.

Wout van Aert

Teunissen closed the gap on Bosmans, overtook him and never looked back. Bosmans seemed demoralised that the rainbow jersey seemed to elude him once again.

Julien Alaphilippe

Worth googling the video of this bit of the medal ceremony: Pat McQuaid was thoroughly boo-ed

Mathieu van der Poel rocks the coolest haircut

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