2019 UCI Cyclocross World Cup: Koksijde

Photo Gallery: 2019 UCI Cyclocross World Cup Koksijde

Photo Gallery: 2019 UCI Cyclocross World Cup Koksijde

Relive the Cyclocross World Cup action on the sand dunes of Koksijde through the lens of Balint Hamvas.

Nov 25, 2019 by Michael Sheehan
Photo Gallery: 2019 UCI Cyclocross World Cup Koksijde

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Koksijde is one of the most iconic courses on the cyclocross calendar. Its massive ascents and descents on the sand dunes of the North Sea produce a truly unique event. Koksijde's coastal position near the French border exposes it to harsh conditions which help sculpt the massive dunes the racers traverse. In 2016, the Koksijde cyclocross was cancelled due to high winds. This year however riders were treated to fair weather and fast racing.


Scroll through to see a collection of images from Koksijde shot by Balint Hamvas of Cyclephotos.


The junior men's race was dominated by World Cup leader Thibau Nys.


Pan American Champion Gage Hecht rides the ruts as he works his way through the field.


International food offerings at the World Cup.


Sanne Cant has not yet hit her stride this season.


Katerina Nash had a strong ride in Koksijde to defend her lead in the World Cup standings.


Ceylin del Carmen Alvarado calmly put on a dominant display of strength and technical prowess in the sand.

Lucinda Brand leaps back in the saddle.

Former European Champion Annemarie Worst was on the limit.


Alice Maria Arzuffi rode to eighth place on Sunday.


Ceylin del Carmen Alvarado takes her first World Cup victory.


Mathieu van der Poel is takes to the start line a few rows behind his normal front row call up.


Racers and spectators alike go home with sand in their shoes.


Lars Van Der Haar rode strong to a fourth place finish.


Laurens Sweeck continued his strong season by charging to second place.


The scale of Koksijde is unlike any other cyclocross course.

Mathieu van der Poel celebrates his 33rd consecutive cyclocross victory.