The Big Picture: Jingle Cross Sunday

Sunday at Jingle Cross offered up another spectacular day of racing. Two competitive elite races pitted a strong field of world class riders who stuck around following Saturday’s World Cup race. Despite the high level of competition, the crowd definitely was not the same as it was the day before. There was a bit of a cyclocross hangover in the air for Sunday’s race, which was a shame, but not a surprise. If this were just a C1 race weekend, the crowd would have been huge, like it was for Friday night’s C2 and Saturday’s World Cup. But the Sunday C1 just seemed like a bit to much to digest for most spectators who had already hit the road for home.

As I continue to unpack from the ITCH Tour, more videos and features from the past week will be posted. For now, please enjoy another spectacular gallery from ITCH Tour photographer, Ethan Glading. As an aside, I got a good chuckle when Ethan submitted his captions. They included this disclaimer: “I looked at the official map before I wrote the captions. None of the place names are made up (by me).”

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Crystal Anthony in the race for the holeshot. © 2016 Ethan Glading
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The pack on the Krumpit run-up. © 2016 Ethan Glading
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Arley Kemmerer enters the Luge Run. © 2016 Ethan Glading
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Katie Compton, Katerina Nash and Courtenay McFadden on the Krumpit Klimb early in the race. © 2016 Ethan Glading
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Eva Lechner chasing Ellen Noble chasing Katerina Nash on an unnamedsection of the course. This would be the podium. © 2016 Ethan Glading
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Minnesota native Nicole Mertz exits the sand pit. © 2016 Ethan Glading
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Crystal Anthony and Katie Compton on the flyover. © 2016 Ethan Glading
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Danielle Arman remounts after the barriers. © 2016 Ethan Glading
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Amira Mellor unclips as she enters the Holly Jolly Hell Hole. © 2016 Ethan Glading
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Brrrrrraaaaaappppp. © 2016 Ethan Glading
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Katerina Nash repeats as Sunday winner at Jingle Cross. © 2016 Ethan Glading
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Stephen Hyde on the Krumpit run-up. © 2016 Ethan Glading
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Anthony Clark on the Krumpit Klimb. © 2016 Ethan Glading
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Rob Peeters, Diether Sweeck and Gianni Vermeersch descend the Luge Run. © 2016 Ethan Glading
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Dan Timmerman on the Luge Run. © 2016 Ethan Glading
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David van der Poel at the base of the Bobsled Bomb. © 2016 Ethan Glading
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Laurens Sweeck leads David van der Poel out of the Holly Jolly Hell Hole. © 2016 Ethan Glading
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Wisconsin rider Brian Matter exits the Holly Jolly Hell Hole. © 2016 Ethan Glading
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Jamey Driscoll rides through the Holly Jolly Hell Hole. © 2016 Ethan Glading
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Stephen Hyde gets a new bike after crashing hard. He rode with the leaders for the entire race until his crash. He still managed to finish sixth. © 2016 Ethan Glading
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Dutch rider David van der Poel wins. © 2016 Ethan Glading
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Craig Richey of the Canadian Garneau-Easton team post race. © 2016 Ethan Glading
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The Beobank-Corendon swanny looks familiar. © 2016 Ethan Glading
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