The Big Picture | CXNATS – Sunday’s Early Races

Sunday at CX Nationals was divided into two halves, with a podium ceremony in between. In the morning there were three races: The junior (17-18) men, the U23 women (which also incorporated the junior 17-18 women) and the U-23 men. The following gallery is a selection of shots from these early races.

The hole shot. Harrison White, Jared Scott, Daxton Mock.
M17-18. The hole shot. (L to R) Harrison White, Jared Scott, Daxton Mock.
Lots of talent in the pits for Cannondale
M17-18. Lots of talent in the pits for Cannondale
Jamie Williams gets a bike in Pit 2. Lots of shoulder-high bike exchanges in these conditions.
M17-18. Jamie Williams gets a bike in Pit 2. Lots of shoulder-high bike exchanges in these conditions.
Andrew Strohmeyer.
M17-18. Andrew Strohmeyer.
Winner Alex Morton after the race.
M17-18. Winner Alex Morton after the race.
Madigan Munro exits Pit 2.
WU-23. Madigan Munro exits Pit 2.
Katie Clouse on the long climb up to Pit 2.
WU-23. Katie Clouse on the long climb up to Pit 2.
Race winner Clara Honsinger on the fly-over stairs.
WU-23. Race winner Clara Honsinger on the fly-over stairs.
Emma Freymann in "The keyhole" AKA "The pit of death."
WU-23. Emma Freymann in “The keyhole” AKA “The pit of death.”
Emma Swartz chasing Honsinger and Clouse.
WU-23. Emma Swartz chasing Honsinger and Clouse.
Ellie Mitchell
WU-23. Ellie Mitchell.
Clara Honsinger takes the gold medal and the stars and strips jersey.
WU-23. Clara Honsinger takes the gold medal and the stars and strips jersey.
Eric Brunner gets encouragement from Pete Weber.
MU-23. Eric Brunner gets encouragement from Pete Webber.
Sebastian Frimat tries to get his chain back on.
MU-23. Sebastian Frimat tries to get his chain back on.
Ross Ellwood on the climb up to Pit 2.
MU-23. Ross Ellwood on the climb up to Pit 2.
Spencer Petrov on his way to the stars and stripes.
MU-23. Spencer Petrov on his way to the stars and stripes.
Nicholas Lando leads Eric Brunner down the descent after the limestone stairs.
MU-23. Nicholas Lando leads Eric Brunner down the descent after the limestone stairs.
Spencer Petrov with his family at the finish.
MU-23. Spencer Petrov with his family at the finish.
Magnus Sheffied on the podium.
M17-18. Magnus Sheffied on the podium.
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