The 2020 World Championships for cross country were an affair defined by conditions. Conditions in this case meaning the ever present Covid issues, the constant rain, the muddy conditions, and the questions on who had actually had the fitness to win.
Have a look race day through the lens of team photographer Matt Delorme!
Hattie Harnden put the hammer down in the U-23 race
An eventual ninth place finish for Hattie
Start line for the women
Emily Batty looking for solid finish to a year of odd conditions
Evie coming off of a successful Nove Mesto
Jolanda was looking for redemption after the previous World Cups
Emily Batty fighting her way to a 27th place finish
In her first elite season, a 13th place finish for Evie Richards
A battle in the top-ten for Jolanda
6th place for Jolanda at the end
All said and done, Jolanda was happy with the result
Time for the men
Riders knew it would be a difficult day
Anton looking for daylight at the front of the group
Stephane looking for the same fresh air at the front
Conditions remained moody for the whole event
Sadly Stephane would end up not finishing the race
Anton fought till then end
Anton looking ahead to an eventual 41st place finish
Next up for the Europeans on the team is a trip to European Championships!