LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY – Day two of the seeding heats has come and gone for the Masters World Championships. Today’s races unfolded in a close mirror of the US National Championships, with an American taking the lead positions in each category.

The tireless crew worked hard to drain the course of excessive water on day 2 of the Masters Cyclocross World Championships.

The tireless crew worked hard to drain the course of excessive water on day 2 of the Masters Cyclocross World Championships. © Cyclocross Magazine

With tornado sirens blasting through Louisville in the pre-dawn, and deep rains soaking the course, races were delayed for two hours as park crews tirelessly squeezed the excess water that had pooled in a number of key transitions. A few turns were cut out, as well, and by 10:30 the races were underway.

Anastasio Flores (California Giant Berry Farms/Specialized) and his son.  ©Brian Nelson

Anastasio Flores (California Giant Berry Farms/Specialized) and his son. ©Brian Nelson

The early heats had riders navigating slick, soupy mud, while those later on had to deal with a thicker goop that stuck to the gears and gave a clear advantage to those with a strong enough engine to pound through the mud. With more rains returning in the evening, and freezing conditions on the horizon, the course is sure to morph by the time these racers line up for their title races.

Full Results:

See the full results from the 2013 Masters Cyclocross World Championships heats on Tuesady here on Cyclocross Magazine.

 

A deep puddle in the starting straight woke up the Masters racers on their first lap. © Cyclocross Magazine

A deep puddle in the starting straight woke up the Masters racers on their first lap. © Cyclocross Magazine

 

Video Interviews:

Masters 40-44 Heat Winner Brandon Dwight:

Masters 45-49 1st and 2nd: Don Myrah and Tim Butler:

Masters 45-49 Heat Winner Jon Cariveau:

Masters 40-44 Heat Winner Pete Webber:

Masters 35-39 Heat Winner Russell Stevenson:

Masters 35-39 Heat Winner Ali Goulet:

Masters 35-39 Heat Winner Brian Sheedy:

Full Results:

See the full results from the 2013 Masters Cyclocross World Championships on Cyclocross Magazine.

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