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Cyclocross 2012/13 – The Book: sneak preview

Anyone who enjoyed the superb photographs that illustrated our coverage of the 2012-13 UCI Cyclo-Cross World Cup will be interested in a new coffee table book packed with images of arguably the toughest of all cycling disciplines.

Balint Hamvas was RCUK’s man with the lens at all of the destinations visited by the elite competitors of world cyclo-cross last season, from its Belgian heartland to the USA. Hamvas reckons he wracked up some 22,000 miles on the road – an epic undertaking that demanded more than the occasional 4am start.

The aptly-named Cyclo-Cross 2012/13 is a labour of love for Hamas, who is self-published. The 200-page, hardback book goes to print on April 21, 2013.

“The book will contain a delicate mixture of action shots and shots that attempt to catch the atmosphere of the venue, that show the passion of the fans and the rough beauty of this sport,” says Hamvas.

Evidence for his claims can found below. The book can be pre-ordered now and costs £29.99.


Cyclocross 2012/2013 contains a mix of atmospheric and action shots, according to author, Balint Hamvas

Here’s an atmospheric one: the Italian women’s team contemplate another tough race

And here’s an action shot: American champion, Jeremy ‘J Pow’ Powers, goes full gas

Niels Albert shows plenty of care on this fast and muddy bend

Friendly rivalry: Marianne Vos and Katie Compton share a joke before racing


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