Cyclocross New England Championships 2013

by Ian Maclellan

The 2013 regional cyclocross championships at Coolidge Park in Fitchburg, Massachusetts.

New England Cyclocross Championships

My favorite moment is when racers jump back onto the seat, it reminds me of biking like a child

New England Cyclocross Championships

A masters racer fell on this section and the bike was pinned on top of her, blood in her mouth. She looked tough, so I paused for a moment before asking if she wanted help getting the bike off her and pulled her and the bike up before she sprinted away. I hope I’m tough like that in 25 years.

New England Cyclocross Championships

New England Cyclocross Championships

There weren’t many spectators this very cold weekend so I was happy to find this family.

New England Cyclocross Championships

I tried some off camera strobe for lighting up racers’ faces.

New England Cyclocross Championships

Junior’s racing was actually my favorite to watch. The kids look so much like adults in their full kits and big bikes.

New England Cyclocross Championships

New England Cyclocross Championships

New England Cyclocross Championships

New England Cyclocross Championships

The wind was gusting up to 40 MPH so the course tape was breaking and catching on bikes. One way to keep it out of your spokes is to just grab it with your teeth:

New England Cyclocross Championships

New England Cyclocross Championships

New England Cyclocross Championships

New England Cyclocross Championships

New England Cyclocross Championships

New England Cyclocross Championships

New England Cyclocross Championships

Evan Huff racing his way to victory in the elite race.

New England Cyclocross Championships