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2003 World Cyclocross Championships - CM
Monopoli, Italy, February 1-2, 2003
Images by Tim Maloney/Cyclingnews
- A group of dedicated
Mario DeClercq supporters prepared for a fresh downpour with a colorful good
luck 'brolly in Monopoli. Go Mario!
- Yes, they brought
their Jupiler beer all the way from Belgium
- More Jupiler
boys awaiting the main event in Monopoli.
- Let's see…
WD-40 for the chain? And Lava Soap to wash those greasy hands after a
hard day out in the 'cross pits.
- Quite a fashion
statement, but after 8 Jupilers who would notice?
- Yes, the staid
Swiss have to get in the act, pity there was no Frischy to ring the cowbells
- Tom Vanoppen's
suport crew meticulously prep the young Belgian elite 'crossers Ridley
rig, checking the new chain link by link for any possible problem.
- After his best
ever season, US Champ Jonathan Page was just glad to finish
- The lunatics
have taken over the asylum: 'Nuff said; now get back on the bus for the 30
hour ride back to Gent!
- The ritual trek
to the 'cross pits begins. Not quite Formula 1, but it'll do.
- U23 rider
Wesley Van Linden's sister (right) and friend welcome big 'bro after
his silver medal in Monopoli.
What? After the finish in Monopoli, Gina Hall (11th) and Ann Grande (10th)
wondered where the last lap bell was. Both thought it was still one lap to
- Can I Stop
Running Now? Adam Craig broke his chain in the first 10 meters of the
race and had to run halfway around the course to get a spare bike at the pits.
- Paolo Guerciotti
checks out the 'cross worlds circuit in Monopoli just before the race.
Images by AFP
- The women's
podium (from left): Kupfernagel (Ger), van den Brand (Ned), Leboucher
- Bart Wellens
emerged victorious in an all-Belgian affair
- Enrico Franzoi
(Ita) wins the U23 men's race with flag- and time- in hand
- Lars Boom (Ned)
took the lead early in the junior men's race and never looked back