Supremely stoked fer ‘Merica, supremely crushed I couldn’t attend. Then again, who would’ve called the race on Twitter if I wasn’t here?

Enough of these trivial sentimentalities, it’s time fer racin’!!

Ras voor de Wereldkampioen

Screencap Recap: 2013 UCI Cyclocross World Championships - START!!
BEGINNEN!! No Van der Holeshot today. I’ll think he’ll be fine in the end, though.

Screencap Recap: 2013 UCI Cyclocross World Championships - This Is Hell
From what I could tell, Louisville wasn’t all that bad. Hell might be a bit strong.

Screencap Recap: 2013 UCI Cyclocross World Championships - Belgian Armada
First time up the stairs and it’s nothing but blauw. Also, FOAMPARTY.


Screencap Recap: 2013 UCI Cyclocross World Championships - 'Mericans. Eventually.
‘Mericans. Eventually.

Screencap Recap: 2013 UCI Cyclocross World Championships - This 'Merica?
Apparently this cyclocross race was located somewhere in the United States. I call bullshit.

Screencap Recap: 2013 UCI Cyclocross World Championships - Into The Rail
Nys lets Niels know how his day is going to go by putting him into the rail first time up the stairs.

Screencap Recap: 2013 UCI Cyclocross World Championships - Spectacle!
I can’t get enough of this shot of the DELHAIZE sector—perfect candidate voor de word epic.

Screencap Recap: 2013 UCI Cyclocross World Championships - Stone Stairs
Weird off-camber-hill-thingy and the stone stairs caused problemen every race. It decided this one.

Screencap Recap: 2013 UCI Cyclocross World Championships - Not Belgium?
Louisville, I officially dub thee: Looiebeke. I will have umbrellas made.

Screencap Recap: 2013 UCI Cyclocross World Championships - CROWD DOPING
‘DAT CROWD!! Looiebeke, you done well. Loved this strange little off-camber turn and run thingy.

Screencap Recap: 2013 UCI Cyclocross World Championships - Mourey Making Mooves
Mourey making mooves and making Belgians woork.

Screencap Recap: 2013 UCI Cyclocross World Championships - J-Pow & The Belgians
Unfortunately, this was the only time we’d see J-Pow with the Belgians.

Screencap Recap: 2013 UCI Cyclocross World Championships - Down Goes Mourey
Post-race, the Prophet Nys said he’d wait until Mourey made some mistakes.

Screencap Recap: 2013 UCI Cyclocross World Championships - Pauwels Catches Mourey
Pauwels catches Mourey with nog 5 ronden. Also, Basque Separatist Flag is the new Dirk Hofman.

Screencap Recap: 2013 UCI Cyclocross World Championships - Van der Haar Alone
Lars van der Haar woorking haard alone, just behind…

Screencap Recap: 2013 UCI Cyclocross World Championships - Werkgroep Franco/Belge
…Werkgroep Franco/Belge. Status quo voor several ronden.

Screencap Recap: 2013 UCI Cyclocross World Championships - Pauwels Mechanical
Pauwels makes the tragicomic mistake of taking a pit bike from Sven’s mechanic.

Screencap Recap: 2013 UCI Cyclocross World Championships - Klaas And Sven
Klaas and Sven alone in front. This is your race voor Wereld Kampioen

Screencap Recap: 2013 UCI Cyclocross World Championships - Huge Gaap
Nys and Vantornout continue to distance Victim and VDH. Save for a few stretches of the elastic, these two were matched evenly.

LAATSTE RONDE!! ALSO, HTRWW™

Screencap Recap: 2013 UCI Cyclocross World Championships - Hop And Hop
Two different approaches to the barriers. Race not decided here.

Screencap Recap: 2013 UCI Cyclocross World Championships - Nys Moove
Nys moove by Sven—cutting the turn sharply getting into the weird off-camber-hill-turn-thingy first subsequently puts Klaas under pressure.

Screencap Recap: 2013 UCI Cyclocross World Championships - Klaas First Mistake
Klaas makes his first mistake. Wrong line into the weird off-camber-hill-turn-thingy gives Sven some sweet gaap. Klaas suddenly senses something is different, something is changing—a transformation perhaps.

Screencap Recap: 2013 UCI Cyclocross World Championships - Klaas Second Mistake
Pushing haard to close the sweet gaap, Klaas cuts the corner too close catching his pedal on the fencing. Race over. His transformation into Victim begins in earnest.

Screencap Recap: 2013 UCI Cyclocross World Championships - OVERWINNINGS
OVERWINNINGS!! Also, saad Klaas as Victim.

Screencap Recap: 2013 UCI Cyclocross World Championships - Van der Drie
Lars van der Drie shows his appreciation for acquiring the third and laatste unclaimed podium step.

Screencap Recap: 2013 UCI Cyclocross World Championships - Wellens Fourth!!
Out of fuggin’ nowhere, Bart-Fuggin-Wellens takes fourth!!

Screencap Recap: 2013 UCI Cyclocross World Championships - Ooooo, They Booin' Pat!!
The only time Klaas smiled on the podium was when McQuaid was booed—soundly. Lars’ expression is PRICELESS. “Ooooo, They Booin’ Pat!!” Klaas then immediately resumed his replacement stint as Victim.

Screencap Recap: 2013 UCI Cyclocross World Championships - Impromptu Controle Dopage
Apparently, this gentleman from Rasmussen Bike Shop is demonstrating proper techniek voor Contrôle Anti-Dopage. Unfortunately, all available chaperones are looking elsewhere—this controle is inadmissible.

  • http://cycling.norbtech.com/ norbs

    Excellent recap. More!

  • http://twitter.com/dangerousnet Dan Gerous

    Nys rekaap!