While the UCI C1 cyclocross races and World Cups have bunnyhopped the pond over to Europe, we're still digging out from a mountain of awesome content from the packed weeks of racing (and Sea Otter).
California-based cycling photographer Jeff Vander Stucken made the trip to Waterloo this year to take in the three days of racing and came away with a slew of amazing images.
Long-time CXM readers won't be surprised. We've been proud to showcase Vander Stucken's work over the years.
The photographer reflects on his trip to Waterloo:
This was my first trip to the Trek CX Cup and to Wisconsin, and boy was it different from Northern California. Most of the cyclocross races I shoot involve a lot of dry, dusty, bumpy hardpack with a little grass and some trees. What a great contrast to come to a course that is pretty much the opposite. I was really inspired by all the great racing set against the beautiful landscape and the stormy skies. I hope I get a chance to photograph and visit this great venue again in the future.
See some of his favorite images in the gallery below, and be sure to check out all his awesome work (available to license) on his photo site here.