UCI Cyclocross World Championships 2022
GO! = Allez! (alláy) It is often added before a racer’s name, ie. Allez Felipe!
Below is a quick photo review from the UCI Cyclocross World Championships 2022 in Fayetteville this past weekend. I spent Friday scoping out the venue, I was all over the place on Saturday, and Sunday was spent in one spot that I found to be perfect for enjoying the races. For the weekend, Fayetteville was truly an international city. Hanging out hearing various languages and cheering on racers from 20 countries.
Here is something special that I witnessed at the UCI Cyclocross World Championships:
On Sunday, the elite men were warming up between a couple of other races and we noticed a rider from Costa Rica was riding along taking selfies with fans, stopping repeatedly to talk with spectators, and overall just having a great time with the fans. Felipe Nystrom was obviously the only racer from Costa Rica and was thrilled to be in such a prestigious event. We were all watching him once the Elite Men’s race started and he quickly fell off the back but he rode to cheers the entire time until the race winner, Tom Pidcock from Great Britain, lapped him and he was pulled from the course. He also has a unique story you can see in this interview when he was here for the World Cup races in October. Felipe is featured in the lead shot above. For all of the cyclocross races I’ve attended, one of the great things about the sport is that the spectators cheer on everyone no matter where they are in the race.
If you ever have a chance to go to a local cyclocross race, bring a cowbell and a refreshing beverage and cheer on everyone. There is nothing like it.
All photos by ArkansasOutside.com.
(Watch our Calendar of Events for future cyclocross and other events coming up this year)