Heckling Gets Controversial

Heckling can be a fun part of cyclocross, but can be a curse too. "Carrying the Cross" by Sean Horita

Heckling can be a fun part of cyclocross, but can be a curse too. “Carrying the Cross” by Sean Horita

To Heckle, or Too Mean? – An Op-Ed on Heckling in Cyclocross by Daniel Curtin

You expect it. Even as a new racer, you know about it. It seems a primarily American thing, but it’s certainly not completely unique to our scene. But the frequency, volume, and popularity of it is unique to the US. And for the most part it’s something every racer faces down at some point at any given race in any category. Sometimes, not even juniors are spared.

Heckling.

Daniel Curtin delved into the darker side of heckling and what it’s done to ’cross in the US.

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