2013 Single Speed Cyclocross World Champion ship in Philly [PHOTOS]

 

Annual Bilenky Junkyard Cyclocross & SSCXWC '13 Qualifier rounds - North Philadelphia, PA USA - December 7, 2013; Cycling enthusiast came out for the annual Bilenky Junkyard Cyclocross event in North Philadelphia on Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013. The course is laid out among bodies of trucks, vans and sedans. (Bas Slabbers)
Annual Bilenky Junkyard Cyclocross & SSCXWC ’13 Qualifier rounds – North Philadelphia, PA USA – December 7, 2013; Cycling enthusiast came out for the annual Bilenky Junkyard Cyclocross event in North Philadelphia on Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013. The course is laid out among bodies of trucks, vans and sedans. (Bastiaan Slabbers)

The 2013 single speed cyclocross world cup championship (SSCXWC13) is held at the Belmont Plateau in West Philadelphia. As part of the course riders had to climb a steep gravel path. Alongside this climb spectators cheered and pushed, sometimes even pulled the contesters uphill. The first snow of the season left up to ten inches on the course. (Bas Slabbers /Photography)
Belmont Plateau, Fairmount Park, Philadelphia, PA USA
December 8, 2013;
The 2013 single speed cyclocross world cup championship (SSCXWC13) is held at the Belmont Plateau in West Philadelphia. As part of the course riders had to climb a steep gravel path.

Alongside this climb spectators cheered and pushed, sometimes even pulled the contesters uphill. The first snow of the season left up to ten inches on the course for the riders and spectators to battle.

See my photo essay for WHYY’s ViewFinders blog on NewsWorks.org to find out what led to this heroic races on Sunday: “Extreme cyclists cross and crash at North Philly junkyard [photos]

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Published by Bastiaan Slabbers

Independent freelance photojournalist. Philadelphia, PA based Dutch citizen. Producing multimedia content for local, national outlets and wire services. Available for assignments in Greater Philadelphia area and abroad.

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