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To Be Determined Journal

To Be Determined is a journal of cycling, adventure and photography, curated by a NYC-based cycling team known as TBD Racing or Team TBD. From criteriums to cyclocross to product reviews and travel diaries, it is all part of the TBD Journal.

Hello, it's pronounced Boens. CX World Championships / Part 1

I was lucky to be on assignment at the CX World Championships. It was my first time at Worlds and it’s something I will never forget. After spending two days at the CX Worlds and I came home with more than 6000 images. This photoset is part one of two. Second one will be published next week.

Arrived to Copenhagen late Friday after a delayed flight the day before the championships. We just had enough time to drive to Bogense and get the media credentials and the photo vest. Even though I had a course map and I had re-watched the Bogense race from the previous year I knew that I was in for a lot of running trying to figure out the course layouts on the first day races.

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I showed up at the course during the warm up to figure out how I was going to navigate through course. This is not a C1 or C2 race where there are couple of hundred fans and the course is mostly designed with yellow tape. Navigating through thousands of drunk fans who are claiming their spots and not moving was as challenging as jumping over some of those fences. Eventually I got a good route down on this very fast course that had a nice flow.

JUNIOR RACE AND THE FUTURE OF CYCLOCROSS: Having three races on a single day is a treat. First two races are the Junior & U23 and they are as exciting as the Elite races. They give you a taste of what you are going to watch in the next five years. Ben Tulett was the winner of Junior Worlds.

Juniors after their race ready to watch the Elites.

Juniors after their race ready to watch the Elites.

Passionate fans

Passionate fans

U23 RACE:

One of our partners, Moots, was well represented at the Worlds.

One of our partners, Moots, was well represented at the Worlds.

FACES: Team USA riders after the U23 race.

WOMEN’S ELITE: This is where we get to see the household names race. The Elite women field is stacked with World and Olympic Champions and it was expected to be exciting. It didn’t disappoint.

Sammi, Ellen and Rebecca are warming up before their race.

Sammi, Ellen and Rebecca are warming up before their race.

Umbrella boy.

Umbrella boy.

Team setup shop around the boat yard.

Team setup shop around the boat yard.

Ellen Noble navigates through one of the most decisive sections of the course.

Ellen Noble navigates through one of the most decisive sections of the course.

The chase.

The chase.

Bunch of photographers with large lenses waiting on the same spot for the riders.

Bunch of photographers with large lenses waiting on the same spot for the riders.

Newbie cyclocross racer Jolanda Neff will soon be on the podium at a cx race.

Newbie cyclocross racer Jolanda Neff will soon be on the podium at a cx race.

Sanne puts a gap between her and basically the whole dutch team.

Sanne puts a gap between her and basically the whole dutch team.

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Nature calls

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Now the three time world champion Sanne Cant full of emotions.

You can only get in the beer tents if you are a male over 6ft, weight more than 180lbs , and love beer. And you need to love Polka Techno…

Bye until “Part Two”.

Bye until “Part Two”.

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