Quebec’s 2012 Cyclocross Championships (championnats québécois de cyclocross ) were considerably bigger then I thought. Cyclocross in Quebec now, is about as big as Track racing was in 2009 when it was a its xenith. There’s is many similarities between track and cyclocross. Because the races are generally no more then an hour long, all the different categories tend to mix. Whereas after 15 years of racing road, I don’t think I’ve ever seen a race of younger then junior. Under 16 races tend to happen in different times or more often in different locations.

So it’s great to see all these different age groups tackling the same course at the same day only hours apart.

The course had a mixture of dry but also some rather deep sections of mud. Mud is great for photographers as the contrast of mud in black and white is for some reason, fantastic. So I love a good muddy course. I suspect the racers don’t feel the same way!

Marc Andre Daigle at Championnats québécois de cyclocross

Marc Andre Daigle

Francois Lemarbre at Championnats québécois de cyclocross

Francois Lemarbre

Michel Henri at Championnats québécois de cyclocross

Michel Henri

Andre Paquette at Championnats québécois de cyclocross

Andre Paquette

Marc Andre Daigle at Championnats québécois de cyclocross

Marc Andre Daigle

Charles Ostiguy at Championnats québécois de cyclocross

Charles Ostiguy

Alizée Brien at Championnats québécois de cyclocross

Alizée Brien

Jérémy Martin at Championnats québécois de cyclocross

Jérémy Martin your Cyclocross Quebec Champion

Patrick Chartrand at Championnats québécois de cyclocross

Patrick Chartrand

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