This is what America has been waiting for ever since it was first announced in January of 2010: for the first time in history, the UCI Cyclocross World Championships were on their way to the United States! Behind THE Barriers was on the ground early to make sure it was with Jeremy for every possible moment in the lead up to America’s biggest ever cyclocross race. Before it was time to race in Louisville, however, Jeremy and the Team Rapha-Focus gang headed a couple hours north to race the Cincinnati Kings International in Cincinnati, Ohio, against reigning World Champion Neils Albert and some other big European stars. Jeremy rides to a very impressive third place behind Albert and his young teammate, Wietse Bosmans, the U23 Belgian Champion. A week of focus followed, with just enough spare time for some fun, including a tour of the famous Louisville Slugger factory and an interview with Louisville’s WDRB TV news station. Finally, the wait is over, and American cyclocross turns out in a way never seen before. Not only are the best professional cyclocross riders in the world on show, but so is the amazing American cyclocross culture that was eager to show the world that America knows its cyclocross. In the end, Behind THE Barriers is proud to have been there and to have been a part of such an historic race! Finally, when all the dust clears, it’s off to another historic event – the Louisville 2013 Foam Party. Thank you Louisville, and thank you America, for producing such an amazing event!

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