Gallery: Men’s national cyclocross championships from junior to elite

Repeat winners and new faces at the front in Peterborough

November 11th, 2018 by | Posted in Cyclocross, Rides+Events | Tags: , ,

canadian cyclocross championships 2018 peterborough

Saturday was a busy day of championship racing for Canada’s top male cyclocross racers, with solid battles under snowy conditions across categories.

canadian cyclocross championships 2018 peterborough

Multiple national champions, and several newer faces made appearances at the front of the elite men’s race. Starting with previous wearer of the maple leaf, Rahaël Gagné, who took the hole shot off the start.

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In the end, it would be mulit-time, multi-discipline national champion Geoff Kabush and defending ‘cross champ Michael van den Ham duking it out for top honours in Peterborough. Behind them, Mark André Fortier rode consistently all race to take the final podium spot in third.

canadian cyclocross championships 2018 peterborough

Before the elite and under 23’s took over the course, Carter Woods (Naked Factory Racing) of Cumberland, B.C. slid through the snow to his second national title of 2018. The junior XCO champ, earned in Canmore this summer, flew through light flurries for his second title.

canadian cyclocross championships 2018 peterborough

Behind the elite men, Gunnar Holmgren and defending champion Rahpael Auclair were locked in a back-and-forth battle in the early laps of the under 23 race. Holmgren rode a wave up home-province support to take the win, while Auclair held off Quinton Disera to take silver.