1. Behind THE Barriers returns to the Czech Republic for the season's first World Cup, this time in the town of Tábor. Jeremy has made performing at the World Cup level as one of his main season goals, and he arrives in the Czech Republic with some of the best form of his life. Before he can get down to business, the team's first task is to pick up some essentials that will make staying in the Czech Republic just like being at home. Of course, those essentials include a rice cooker, water boiler and a panini press! After that, it's time to discuss training plans for the week with teammate Gabby Day, who's none too impressed with Jeremy's training outline. The night before, Jeremy and company are out on the town in Tábor, where they run across a group of rowdy Belgians in town for the race, and things go just about as expected when one comes across a group of rowdy Belgians. Finally, it's race time, and after some great performances by the team, including a fourth place finish by Zach McDonald in the U23 race, it's time for Jeremy to get down to business. Jeremy does just that, by racing to seventh place, a best ever finish for an elite man at a World Cup event! All in all, Rapha-Focus' first weekend in the Czech Republic is a big success and it sets the stage for another classic episode of Behind THE Barriers.

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  2. Behind THE Barriers is spending a week in Prague, Czech Republic as Jeremy and the Rapha-Focus crew await the second round of the UCI World Cup, this time in Plzeň, Czech Republic. After recording the best-ever finish for an American elite man, Jeremy is eager to take some time to celebrate, but also prepare for another hard fight in Plzeň. Before the racing happens, though, Jeremy and the team take the week to relax and explore one of the most iconic cities in the world. Jeremy and the crew spend a day seeing all the sights Prague has to offer, before it’s time to settle into the team’s Czech housing, with a little creative rearranging courtesy of Jeremy’s mechanic, Tom Hopper. Once everything is sorted out, everyone’s focus turns back to the job they’re there to do. Between training, motor pacing and racing up escalators, everyone is in fine form heading into the weekend. Snow and freezing temperatures welcome Jeremy and the team in Plzeň, and a muddy, difficult race is in store. Unfortunately, an early crash and an untimely mechanical take a bit of the luster off of Jeremy’s trip to the Czech Republic, but that doesn’t stop it from being one of the most successful weeks of racing so far this season.

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  3. After spending a week in the Czech Republic, Jeremy is back on American soil for the US Gran Prix of Cyclocross Derby City Cup in Louisville, Kentucky. The Derby City Cup is everyone's first chance to take a look at the course that will be used for the World Championships in February, so the entire Rapha-Focus team is on hand for one of the season's most important races. Before he can even get to the team's housing, a little flight trouble on the way in strands Jeremy in Cleveland, where he finds refuge from an unlikely source. Jeremy is due in Louisville earlier in the week than usual, and for good reason - he's got a date with legendary Louisville disc jockey Terry Meiners of 84 WHAS Louisville. With the radio interview in the books, and after we learn that a good portion of the team is actually quite adept at things other than cyclocross - namely the piano - it's time to settle in and prepare for the weekend. Once the racing starts, however, it's all hands on deck, as Jeremy is seeking his fourth and fifth victories at Louisville's Eva Bandman Cyclocross Park. After taking the win on day one, Jeremy and the team only narrowly escape a citation from officer Stu Thorne, before heading home for a massage and a good night's sleep. Another tough day in the saddle awaits on Sunday, as Jeremy completes the clean sweep of the weekend, logging valuable experience on the World Championships course in the process. After a weekend of success, it's time to eat some cupcakes and watch a few episodes of Freaks and Geeks with the team.

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  4. The third season of Behind THE Barriers would not be a reality without the help of our great partners. While Jeremy and the Behind THE Barriers team were in Fort Collins, Colorado, for the US Gran Prix of Cyclocross' Smartwool Cup, they took a detour to Boulder, Colorado, to visit the headquarters of Eco-Products. Immediately after arriving, Jeremy found himself wearing an Eco-Products cup costume, designing his own perfect Eco-Products product. What resulted was the Jeremy Powers signature edition "Eco-Wedge," the perfect pre- and post-race meal container. From design, to materials, to fulfillment, to finally pitching the product to the staff of Eco-Products, Jeremy works through every step in the Eco-Products process. Throughout the day, Behind THE Barriers meets the great people that make up Eco-Products, as well as all the steps it takes to make a new, green product a reality. Join Behind THE Barriers as we take a look behind the curtain at Eco-Products!

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  5. Behind THE Barriers makes its triumphant return to Belgium, as Jeremy heads across the Atlantic to tackle the World Cup races in Namur and Heusden-Zolder, this week in Episode 10! Jeremy and much of the Rapha-Focus crew are on hand for the Christmas week, and while everyone is away from home for the holidays, they get to spend it with the Rapha-Focus family. Not long after Jeremy and the team are settled in at their base of operations in Maldegem, Belgium, the freshly engaged duo of Gabby Day and Jeremy Durrin are over to make everyone homemade sushi and tell stories of their proposal. After a good night’s sleep, it’s off to Namur to pre-ride the course and prepare for one of the hardest races on the cyclocross calendar. The Namur World Cup comes just as billed, and a muddy, sloppy race is eventually won by Belgian Kevin Pauwels. After the race, Behind THE Barriers is finally introduced to Jeremy’s Belgian Uncle Shawn, a key component of Jeremy’s success. With the Namur World Cup is in the books, Jeremy and the gang head back to Maldegem for Christmas Eve, before spending Christmas Day pre-riding the course in Heusden-Zolder. It’s all business for Jeremy, as he spends his spare time checking out footage from last year’s race, hoping to get that extra edge. Behind THE Barriers, meanwhile, spends its free time waiting in line to snag an autograph from Belgian cyclocross legend Sven Nys. Finally, it’s time to race, and what looked to be a fast, dry race turned on its head as the heavens opened up and flooded the course as riders were lining up for the start. After a tough race, Jeremy’s trip to Belgium is done and dusted, and he can turn his eyes to Nationals and February’s World Championships.

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