Late in the day, the conditions caused some severe crashes including a broken leg. © Joe Sales

Late in the day, the conditions caused some severe crashes including a broken leg. © Joe Sales

Photographers Joe Sales and Janet Hill provided us with two galleries of photos of the cold, icy racing on Thurdsay at the 2009 Cyclocross National Championships in Bend, Oregon.  They day started and ended the same – with a very slick course that required extra care in the corners and on the pavement.

Joe Sales Gallery:

Janet Hill Gallery: