The third and final UCI Cyclocross World Cup hosted in the United States treated riders to dry and fast conditions.
While the previous stops in Fayetteville, Arkansas, and Waterloo, Wisconsin took place under a deluge, and light, steady rain, respectively, Iowa City tested riders’ skills in less-than-slippery conditions.
Photojournalist Balint Harnvas was on the ground to capture the action.
Lars Van Der Haar (left) at the start. The Dutchman who rides for Trek-Baloise Lions finished second.
Quinten Hermans (Tormans Circus) won the Fayetteville World Cup, was third in Waterloo, and finished fifth in Iowa City.
Lars Van Der Haar ripped steady and fast lines.
Belgian Daan Soete under a his home flag in the USA.
Quinten Hermans racked up a handful of World Cup points in the triad of American races.
Eli Iserbyt rode a commanding race.
Iserbyt took two out of three American UCI Cyclocross World Cup wins.
The 2021 UCI Cyclocross World Cup Iowa City podium of (left to right): Lars Van Der Haar, Eli Iserbyt, and Michael Vanthourenhout.
Denise Betsema was always nipping at the heels of the leaders and again made a podium appearance.
U.S. national cyclocross champion Clara Honsinger got caught in an early shuffle to the back.
Lucinda Brand (right) in the rainbow stripes chased after Canadian Maghalie Rochette, who wears the Pan American champion’s jersey.
Kata Blanka Vas is a rising ‘cross star who also rides on the road for team SD Worx.
Hungarian Blanka Vas dons the U23 category leader’s jersey.
Marianne Vos dominated the finale of the women’s race.
Vos rode a prototype Cervélo R5CX cyclocross bike which should be available to consumers some time in 2022.
Tokyo Olympic mountain bike gold medalist Jolanda Neff (center) chased after Vos.
The seven-time world cyclocross champion after her second 2021 World Cup win.
The 2021 UCI Cyclocross World Cup Iowa City women’s elite podium of (left to right): Denise Betsema, Marianne Vos, and Kata Blanka Vas.