Lucie Chainel-Lefevre’s Surprise Podium at 2013 World Championships: Video

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Katerina Nash dropped her chain in the final turn and lost her chance at a second consecutive bronze medal. © Nathan Hofferber

Katerina Nash dropped her chain in the final turn and lost her chance at a second consecutive bronze medal while Chainel-Lefevre took the medal. © Nathan Hofferber

Watching the women’s race at the 2013 Cyclocross World Championships showcased both the agony of defeat and the surprise joy of an unexpected podium as Lucie Chainel-Lefevre sped to third place and a bronze medal while Katerina Nash struggled with a mechanical in the final meters of the race. While it was a devastating defeat for Nash, she was optimistic at the finish, saying it wasn’t what she wanted but she was happy with her finish. Meanwhile, a thrilled Chainel-Lefevre was shocked when she took third, collapsing onto the ground with emotion at her first Worlds podium.
Want to find out how the race played out from start to finish? Relive the Fun of Worlds: Watch the Full Race Footage Here.

 

 

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