Graham Watson Gallery: World Cyclocross Championships - U23
It was brotherly love, or at least appeared to be, on the podium Saturday as Pawel and Kacper Szczepaniak went one-two in the U-23 cyclocross world championships in Tabor.
Graham Watson Gallery: World Cyclocross Championships - Juniors
The cyclocross world championships will be held in the United States for the first time in 2013, when Louisville, Kentucky, hosts the January event. As a trial run of sorts, the UCI will run the masters ’cross worlds in Louisville in 2012 and then again in 2013 in the days before the elite event.
If the current weather pattern holds — and the UCI doesn’t break out its snow shovels — this weekend’s world cyclocross championships in Tabor, Czech Republic, will favor riders with the ability to stay upright in the slickest of conditions.
The fate of the much-talked-about Louisville, Kentucky, cyclocross world championships bid will be decided Friday by a vote when the UCI management board comes together in Tabor, Czech Republic. And while UCI ’cross coordinator Peter Van Den Abelee has made it clear he supports bringing worlds across the Atlantic in 2013, he says nothing is assured.
Louisville, Kentucky, could host the cyclocross world championships in 2013. The team behind the U.S. Gran Prix of Cyclocross events hosted in that city confirmed to VeloNews that a bid was submitted to the UCI.