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Sophie de Boer is no stranger to the U.S. after racing the CrossVegas World Cup in 2015 and taking home a win in Vegas in 2016. De Boer is such a frequent visitor to the States, the folks at Jingle Cross made her one of the poster children on the barns spread throughout the Johnson County Fairgrounds.

I ran into Sophie before her Saturday afternoon pre-ride while she was relaxing outside the vintage Airstream the race organizers are lending to Wout van Aert. Check out my brief interview with the Dutch cyclocross star.

Stay tuned to Cyclocross Magazine for continuing coverage of the 2017ย Jingle Cross Festival in Iowa City.ย