The weather in February in Bogense, Denmark, should be hovering around freezing, with approximately 97-percent humidity, and sustained winds. Perfect for cyclocross.
This is precisely why the discipline’s season is late fall and winter: to capitalize on mud and snow and sleet and all the other elements that are firmly on the “reason not to ride” list of the uninitiated. But cyclocross riders are a different breed. Adversity is built into the sport in more creative ways than say…a sustained climb or a technical singletrack. In regional races, the intensity is tempered by costumes and craft brew.
But these are the world championships. Expect the best athletes from around the globe to be sporting full Lycra and to be racing at full focus. As a spectator event, cyclocross is arguably the best among all bike disciplines. The Bogense course is a 3-km loop through the city and along the coastline, with manmade obstacles built-in throughout.
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