Stephen Hyde learned his lesson, choosing Bonk Breaker Hill’s low line during late laps as he pursued his first national championship win.
Sitting on the coast of the Connecticut River in Hartford, Riverfront Recapture’s Riverside Park was the mercurial venue for the 2017 USA Cycling Cyclocross National Championships. I, along with thousands of racers, made the annual pilgrimage to “cxnats”.
Throughout the week, championship and non-championship races were held on a technical course in conditions that varied from bright sunshine to misting rain to white-out snow. Some days the course was a flanderian wasteland. On the weekend it was tundra. Throughout, it was challenging.
This posting is an offering of words and images focused on Sunday’s elite races. In the coming days I will post a set of words and images that will be DMV-focused–highlighting our MABRA racers who made the journey north.