We’ve barely scratched the surface of looking through our own photos, but the stunning photo galleries from the 2017 Cyclocross National Championships in Hartford are rolling in from great photographers.

Photographer Daghan Perker (pronounced Dahon) made the snowy drive up from New York to capture the weekend’s racing for Cyclocross Magazine’s readers, and we’ve got some highlights of his excellent work below.

Perker got his start photographing athletes on four wheels. “I started taking skateboarding pictures in high school,” he told Cyclocross Magazine. “I studied Industrial and Interaction design in college, and my passion led me to do a minor in commercial photography at Newhouse School of Communication.”

Over the weekend, Perker took a journey through the team tents, pit row and found great perspectives throughout Saturday and Sunday’s races.

Have a look at some of our favorites below, and see the full slideshow at the bottom. Follow Perker on Instagram here.

[Note: As with almost all the photos in our reports and on social media, all are copyrighted but available for use for a nominal fee and help support our reporting and offset a bit of the costs of our trip.]

Check back soon for more photo galleries, including one from Jeff Curtes.

The heartbreaking moment of Maxx Chance. 2017 Cyclocross National Championships, © D. Perker / Cyclocross Magazine

The heartbreaking moment of Maxx Chance. 2017 Cyclocross National Championships, © D. Perker / Cyclocross Magazine

Melinda McCutcheon was the winner of women's singlespeed race on Saturday, upgrading her bronze from last year. 2017 Cyclocross National Championships, © D. Perker / Cyclocross Magazine

Melinda McCutcheon was the winner of women’s singlespeed race on Saturday, upgrading her bronze from last year. 2017 Cyclocross National Championships, © D. Perker / Cyclocross Magazine

Men's junior race was another nailbiter, especially once Denzel Stephenson lost his left crank and had to chase Maher to regain the lead. 2017 Cyclocross National Championships, © D. Perker / Cyclocross Magazine

Men’s junior race was another nailbiter, especially once Denzel Stephenson lost his left crank and had to chase Maher to regain the lead. 2017 Cyclocross National Championships, © D. Perker / Cyclocross Magazine

It was easy to tell why the gap opened up between Katie Compton and Elle Anderson suddenly, but Anderson would hang on for fourth. 2017 Cyclocross National Championships, © D. Perker / Cyclocross Magazine

It was easy to tell why the gap opened up between Katie Compton and Elle Anderson suddenly, but Anderson would hang on for fourth. 2017 Cyclocross National Championships, © D. Perker / Cyclocross Magazine

It's hard for a then 12-time champion to have a stealth ride, but it was pretty hard to spot Katie Compton in her Pan American champion's kit against the snow. 2017 Cyclocross National Championships, © D. Perker / Cyclocross Magazine

It’s hard for a then 12-time champion to have a stealth ride, but it was pretty hard to spot Katie Compton in her Pan American champion’s kit against the snow. 2017 Cyclocross National Championships, © D. Perker / Cyclocross Magazine

Three generations of New England-based cyclocross stars. Jonathan Page, James Driscoll and Jack Kisseberth rode their way into 6th, 2nd and 4th places respectively. Page and Driscoll now live in Utah. Will Kisseberth end up there in ten years? 2017 Cyclocross National Championships, © D. Perker / Cyclocross Magazine

Three generations of New England-based cyclocross stars. Jonathan Page, James Driscoll and Jack Kisseberth rode their way into 6th, 2nd and 4th places respectively. Page and Driscoll now live in Utah. Will Kisseberth end up there in ten years? 2017 Cyclocross National Championships, © D. Perker / Cyclocross Magazine

Eye on the prize. Stephen Hyde focused on his season's goal. 2017 Cyclocross National Championships, © D. Perker / Cyclocross Magazine

Eye on the prize. Stephen Hyde focused on his season’s goal. 2017 Cyclocross National Championships, © D. Perker / Cyclocross Magazine

2017 Cyclocross Nationals in Photos – A Gallery by Daghan Perker

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This mechanic had a pro technique to hand new bike to the rider with dry contact points. 2017 Cyclocross National Championships, © D. Perker / Cyclocross Magazine

This mechanic had a pro technique to hand new bike to the rider with dry contact points. 2017 Cyclocross National Championships, © D. Perker / Cyclocross Magazine

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