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Cyclocross World Championships 2022

by Rob Friesel

Went and spectated a new-to-me thing that was incredibly fun. Ever hear of cyclocross? It’s a kind of bicycle racing that includes all sorts of variable terrain and obstacles and is just generally pretty intense. I’d never heard of it before a few months ago when a long-time friend (and avid cyclist) pitched a long weekend vacation to Fayetteville, Arkansas, which was hosting the 2022 UCI World Championships. And since these days I’m all about shaking things up and trying new things, I said: “Yeah sure — what the hell, count me in.”

Cyclocross rider in the Women's Elite race

We were there both Saturday — for the Women’s Juniors, Men’s U23, and Women’s Elite — and Sunday — for the Men’s Juniors, Women’s U23, and Men’s Elite. The Women’s Elite race was by far the most exciting race, although none of them disappointed in the slightest.

A couple more pictures as highlights from the experience:

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And shout-out to my man Pete (in the center of that last photo there) for setting it up. This was exactly the live-action sporting event I needed to help me kick-off the year.

Rest of the photos (and a couple short videos):

Cyclocross World Championship (2022)

About Rob Friesel

Software engineer by day, science fiction writer by night; weekend homebrewer. Author of The PhantomJS Cookbook and a short story in Please Do Not Remove. View all posts by Rob Friesel →

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