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Photo Essay: A Trip Through BogenseCyclocross Worlds by Taylor Kruse – Cyclocross Magazine

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Ohio-based photographer and videographer Taylor Kruse hopped over the pond to take in the 2019 UCI Cyclocross World Championships in Bogense, Denmark.

Kruse documented the two-day event not by focusing on the racing, but the entire experience, including the fans, concessions, scenery and oddities.

Unique scenery and big crowds made the 2019 Cyclocross World Championships in Bogense, Denmark a memorable one. © Taylor Kruse / Cyclocross Magazine

In the process, he captured great images of all the things that make Worlds more than just another big race.

Fans stream in to watch a second day of racing. 2019 Cyclocross World Championships, Bogense, Denmark. © Taylor Kruse / Cyclocross Magazine

The event left its impression on Kruse. He shared a few words (and images) about his experience:

Party tents fueled by Belgian DJs and endless beer, groups of devoted supporters in costume and custom rider jackets, cowbells, sirens, and announcing in multiple languages; the World Cyclocross Championships highlights the many facets of the sport that make cyclocross.

Fans bought beer with “cross coins.” 2019 Cyclocross World Championships, Bogense, Denmark. © Cyclocross Magazine

Inside the tape the world’s best fight for the rainbow stripes, but outside the fencing and course infrastructure their fans wave custom flags and chant, pushing their favorite riders to make the next attack.

Mathieu Van Der Pol Fans cheer for other dutch riders during the Junior race. On Sunday, they’d get their wish. 2019 Cyclocross World Championships, Bogense, Denmark. © Taylor Kruse / Cyclocross Magazine

Fans are equally serious and devoted as they are drunken and jovial in their support of their racers.

The U23 Men take to the course. 2019 Cyclocross World Championships, Bogense, Denmark. © Taylor Kruse / Cyclocross Magazine

The World Championship also presents an unparalleled experience for Junior, U23, and new Elite riders to the ranks to experience a race like no other; riders from all countries mingle with fans and support their teammates.

Thankfully for all of us, Kruse captured a lot of what makes the event special through his images.

Bib Bobble Hats kept fans warm in Bogense. 2019 Cyclocross World Championships, Bogense, Denmark. © Cyclocross Magazine

Come along for a trip through Bogense Worlds, without leaving your screen. Enjoy a scroll and stroll through our gallery of Kruse’s images below.

For more from Bogense, see our 2019 Bogense World Championships page.

Sven Nys talks to and takes selfies with fans in one of the venue’s party tents. 2019 Cyclocross World Championships, Bogense, Denmark. © Taylor Kruse / Cyclocross Magazine