It’s cyclo-cross season, and the comedy videos are coming thick and fast … well, the mud is thick, the riders not so fast as they attempt to get through it.
Similar to the video we posted from the Pan American Cyclocross Championships in Cincinnati last week, this video – from a race in Asia – shows how mud plus sloping terrain combine to make things very difficult indeed for riders.
Spare a thought for the guy in the orange helmet … he’s fighting for third place when he comes into this section, but by the end of it he’s second to last.
For all we know, the other guy he manages to beat out of the quagmire is still there …
Simon has been news editor at road.cc since 2009, reporting on 10 editions and counting of pro cycling’s biggest races such as the Tour de France, stories on issues including infrastructure and campaigning, and interviewing some of the biggest names in cycling. A law and languages graduate, published translator and former retail analyst, his background has proved invaluable in reporting on issues as diverse as cycling-related court cases, anti-doping investigations, and the bike industry. He splits his time between London and Cambridge, and loves taking his miniature schnauzer Elodie on adventures in the basket of her Elephant Bike.