Cyclocross

Showin’ their colors

Cyclo-cross, an admittedly small niche in a relatively small sport, has a passionate fan base, especially in Europe. The world championships this weekend in Tabor in the Czech Republic have attracted fans from across the continent. Busloads of Belgians, trainloads of Dutch and long car caravans of Swiss have descended on this Czech city. And with them, they bring all the markings of true fans, hoping to make their affiliations quite clear. Flags are everywhere, but hats and the occassional spike-spined orange jumpsuit can do a lot to clarify who it is you're cheering for.

Fans make it clear who they support in Tabor

Long drive: they drove straight through from Brittany.

Long drive: they drove straight through from Brittany.

Photo: Charles Pelkey

Cyclo-cross, an admittedly small niche in a relatively small sport, has a passionate fan base, especially in Europe.

Djernis cheering section. He came from Copenhagen to cheer on Henrik

Djernis cheering section. He came from Copenhagen to cheer on Henrik

Photo: Charles Pelkey

The world championships this weekend in Tabor in the Czech Republic have attracted fans from across the continent. Busloads of Belgians, trainloads of Dutch and long car caravans of Swiss have descended on this Czech city.

And with them, they bring all the markings of true fans, hoping to make their affiliations quite clear. Flags are everywhere, but hats and the occassional spike-spined orange jumpsuit can do a lot to clarify who it is you’re cheering for.

If you keep count, Belgian colors are most prevalent

If you keep count, Belgian colors are most prevalent

Photo: Charles Pelkey

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