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If you like muddy racing, then you loved this edition of USA Cycling’s National Cyclocross Championships in Louisville, Kentucky. Stephen Hyde and Katie Compton triumphed with their bike-handling skills and raw horsepower.

So what does it take to ride such a muddy ‘cross race? We bring on Chris Case to explain three fundamental tips for riding and racing in the mud.