We're still digging out from under the Namur mud, and have more coverage from the UCI World Cup. Next up is our Junior Men's race photos.

The Namur Elite Men's and Elite Women's World Cup races from the 2016 Namur UCI Cyclocross World Cup were thrillers, but the Junior Men and U23 Men's races around the Citadel, although not given  equal air time, were near equals in terms of spectacular performances for the win and hard-fought battles for second.

In case you haven't noticed, Brit Thomas Pidcock is the Junior revelation of the season, and has had some dominant rides this fall including on Sunday at the 2016 Namur World Cup.

Early in the race, Pidcock wore shades but didn't hide his intentions of going wire-to-wire. 2016 UCI Cyclocross World Cup Junior Men. © B. Hazen / Cyclocross Magazine

Early in the race, Pidcock wore shades but didn't hide his intentions of going wire-to-wire. 2016 UCI Cyclocross World Cup Junior Men. © B. Hazen / Cyclocross Magazine

The British and French teams both had strong showings, with three Brits in the top ten and two Frenchmen on the podium, showing the future is bright for countries other than Belgium or the Netherlands in the sport of cyclocross.

Brit sensation Pidcock had time for a wheelie and then some. 016 UCI Cyclocross World Cup Junior Men. © B. Hazen / Cyclocross Magazine

Brit sensation Pidcock had time for a wheelie and then some. 016 UCI Cyclocross World Cup Junior Men. © B. Hazen / Cyclocross Magazine

The three-way battle for second was good one, with the two Frenchmen beating Fontana to the line. 2016 UCI Cyclocross World Cup Junior Men. © B. Hazen / Cyclocross Magazine

The three-way battle for second was good one, with the two Frenchmen beating Fontana to the line. 2016 UCI Cyclocross World Cup Junior Men. © B. Hazen / Cyclocross Magazine

Four Americans took to the start, with Denzel Stephenson leading Team USA with a 16th place. Lane Maher finished in 31st, Ross Ellwood in 42nd, and Caleb Swartz, suffering from food poisoning, finished in 55th.

See the full photo gallery of the racing with all four Americans below the results.

Stephenson tripods on the tricky off-camber. 2016 UCI Cyclocross World Cup Junior Men. © B. Hazen / Cyclocross Magazine

Stephenson tripods on the tricky off-camber. 2016 UCI Cyclocross World Cup Junior Men. © B. Hazen / Cyclocross Magazine

L to R: Antoine Benoist, Thomas Pidcock, Maxime Bonsergent. 2016 UCI Cyclocross World Cup Junior Men. © B. Hazen / Cyclocross Magazine

L to R: Antoine Benoist, Thomas Pidcock, Maxime Bonsergent. 2016 UCI Cyclocross World Cup Junior Men. © B. Hazen / Cyclocross Magazine

2016 Namur UCI Cyclocross World Cup Results - Junior Men

RankNameNat.Age*ResultPtss
1Thomas PIDCOCKGBR1841:05:0030
2Antoine BENOISTFRA1841:55:0020
3Maxime BONSERGENTFRA1841:55:0015
4Filippo FONTANAITA1741:56:0012
5Thymen ARENSMANNED1842:00:0010
6Toon VANDEBOSCHBEL1842:09:008
7Daniel TULETTGBR1842:10:006
8Ben TURNERGBR1842:14:004
9Ivan FEIJOO ALBERTEESP1842:21:002
10Timo KIELICHBEL1842:24:001
11Andreas GOEMANBEL1842:47:00
12TomᚠKOPECKÝCZE1742:59:00
13Gunnar HOLMGRENCAN1843:03:00
14Nicolas GUILLEMINFRA1843:03:00
15Loris ROUILLERSUI1743:10:00
16Denzel STEPHENSONUSA1843:17:00
17Jelle CAMPSBEL1843:19:00
18Florian VERMEERSCHBEL1843:20:00
19Yentl BEKAERTBEL1843:27:00
20Kyle AGTERBERGNED1843:41:00
21Lorenzo CALLONIITA1843:51:00
22Pieter-Jan VLIEGENBEL1843:53:00
23Jan GAVENDACZE1844:14:00
24Bart ARTZNED1744:15:00
25Maxim VAN GILSBEL1844:15:00
26Arno VAN DEN BROECKBEL1744:22:00
27Arne VRACHTENBEL1844:24:00
28Ryan KAMPNED1744:27:00
29Antoine RAUGELFRA1844:37:00
30Vince VAN DEN EYNDEBEL1744:46:00
31Lane MAHERUSA1744:52:00
32Misch LEYDERLUX1844:59:00
33Mees HENDRIKXNED1745:00:00
34Thomas MEINGBR1845:10:00
35Gerben KUYPERSBEL1745:22:00
36Ken CONTERLUX1845:25:00
37Arno DEBEIRBEL1845:52:00
38Jon POLLEDO ARRIOLAESP1845:55:00
39Patrick FAVAROITA1846:13:00
40Arthur KLUCKERSLUX1746:13:00
41Cédric PRIESLUX1746:20:00
42Ross ELLWOODUSA1846:20:00
43Bart HAZEKAMPNED1746:37:00
44Tim WOLLENBERGGER1746:43:00
45Jakub RÍMANCZE1746:43:00
46Vladimir MIKSANIKCZE17
47Lukas BALDINGERGER18
48Jon CALVO SALGUEIROESP17
49Félix SCHREIBERLUX18
50LukᚠKUBIŠSVK17
51Luca BOCKELMANNGER17
52Marco OBERTEICHERGER18
53Jakub VARHANOVSKYSVK18
54Lucas WULFFDEN17
55Caleb SWARTZUSA18
56Oliver ERREBODEN18
57Asier GALLARRETA CANTELIESP17
58Oliver JAROŠSVK17

2016 Namur UCI Cyclocross World Cup Junior Men Photo Gallery:

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L to R: Antoine Benoist, Thomas Pidcock, Maxime Bonsergent. 2016 UCI Cyclocross World Cup Junior Men. © B. Hazen / Cyclocross Magazine

L to R: Antoine Benoist, Thomas Pidcock, Maxime Bonsergent. 2016 UCI Cyclocross World Cup Junior Men. © B. Hazen / Cyclocross Magazine

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