Rapha Cyclocross 2014

Cyclocross is a sport that seems chaotic from the outside yet makes perfect sense to anyone who dares give it a try. Few other disciplines will force riders down perilous descents at breakneck speeds, then take them on snail-paced trudges across muddy fields. This winter, Rapha’s Theatres of Cross series of photo essays will examine key cross race locations when they aren’t dressed for the pageantry of race day. For racers and spectators, the Rapha Super Cross series returns, with races in Europe, Japan, Australia and the U.S.A. And racing in Rapha colours for a fourth season will be U.S. national champion, Jeremy Powers. We’ll follow Jeremy with race reports and interviews throughout the season.

See the Super Cross events

Theatres of Cross

Introduction

Professional cyclocross is intense, the action so intimate that spectators can all but smell the toil, hear the thumping heartbeats and taste the adrenalin. It is, in some ways, the struggle of life in microcosm, the drama ebbing and flowing, the plot thickening as the athletic actors race past, carrying their hopes and fears at full speed. An exhibition of Theatres of Cross photography will be shown in Rapha Cycle Clubs. View the gallery »

The Cross collection

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  1. Cross Check

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    2013 was the year the Rapha Super Cross Series rolled out internationally, bringing the thrills and spills of off-season off-roading to a whole new audience. A little bit of Belgium has now found its way to Australia and Japan, while the vibrant US cross scene also has a Super Cross event all its own. In addition to some top-class racing, there was beer, frites, foam and fancy dress aplenty, with the clanging of cowbells thrown in for good measure. The UK events also saw record numbers of riders and crowds and the photos below showcase the best of the Super Cross story so far, documenting the serious, the silly and everything in between.

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