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Gallery: Ice, snow and mud for Masters racing at Canadian cyclocross championships

Peterborough delivers epic cyclocross conditions to crown new national champions

Canadian cyclocross national championships Peterborough

The Canadian cyclocross championships kicked off with masters racers competing for the maple leaf jersey in cold and snowy conditions on Saturday morning.

Canadian cyclocross championships Peterborough

Riders from across the country braved the wintery conditions on the challenging course in Nicholls Oval Park in Peterborough, Ont. a week after many of the same racers competed in the first master Pan American championships at the Silver Goose.

Racing started with the sportif categories and then youth challenge category racing. Then it was the turn of the masters men 55+, masters women, men 55-54 and men 35-44.

Canadian cyclocross championships Peterborough

The course was a challenging mix of melting snow and ice during the morning races challenging the riders to stay on their bikes during muddy run-ups, slippery descents and off-camber sections.

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