“Grey and chilly,” says Hans van der Maarel, who took these photos of the British riders at Cyclocross Essen for Neutral Service. “Not rain as such – it got wet towards the end of the women’s race thanks to a big cloud coming in low, but not enough to make mud.”
“Evie Richards had to abandon about halfway through, Nikki Brammeier finished around 10th place if I recall correctly. Very fast course this time, contrary to pretty much all the previous editions I’ve seen.”
More photos coming soon!