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Gates Gets Dirty at Singlespeed Cyclocross Worlds

  October 25, 2010
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Brian Hutchison, Garrett Davis and Ben “Big Hair” Ollett enjoy a sunburst before the race. Photo: Glenn Bunselmeyer

No place does mud quite like Seattle, and Sunday’s Singlespeed Cyclocross World Championships exemplify why the city is a hotbed of down and dirty CX action. The rain fell in sheets, turning the course into a quagmire. Our man Mitch Westall nevertheless powered to a third place finish, with all five riders placing near the top of the field of 150 riders. Ace rider/writer Brian Hutchison will file a full report soon (once he gets home and picks the grit out of his ears, nose and eyes). Meantime, enjoy these post-race photos.

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Muddy Buddies! Garrett, Derek, Ben and Brian afterward
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Garrett tastes the sweet flavor of success
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Work it son! Ben “Sarge” Ollett going rogue with his wig.
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Gates podium boy Mitch, glad it’s over
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Get this man a beer. Derek getting mouthy after the race
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The slop was no match for the Carbon Drive System