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Film by Pristine Productions
Photos by Ed Rollitt
The third season of Rapha Super Cross revelled in something that had so far been lacking – mud. Paul Oldham and Annie Simpson (Hope Factory Racing) swept the individual podiums, gamely pushed and chased by a host of Elite UK ‘crossers from Hargroves RT, Felt Colbornes, and the young guns of the Rapha Great Britain Development squad.
In the amateur fields, record numbers turned out to compete and spectate. Riders ranged from gnarled ‘cross veterans streaked in tubular glue to fresh faced novices – slightly less fresh faced after a trip through the Tequila Shortcut. All were able to enjoy a portion of frites, beer, and cowbells with their racing, creating an unforgettable atmosphere.
Plans are already underway for a bigger and better Rapha Super Cross 2014.