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The latest cyclo-cross tech from the USA cyclo-cross nationals - gallery

The USA Cycling Cyclo-Cross National Championships took place this weekend, and Fort Steilacoom Park in Lakewood, Washington provided a sublime setting for testing tech in the mud-filled subsection of competitive cycling.

Mud, sand and roots tested the riders and their kit, but in cyclo-cross terms, the weekend remained comparatively filth-free. 

At a competitive setting like a National Championships, riders and their equipment were always going to be pushed to the limit, and for a particularly unfortunate individual, that very limit was exceeded with wheel- and race-buckling consequences. 

One of the major themes of the weekend was custom paint, with many riders taking the spray gun to their pride-and-joy. Katie Compton's fifteen-year winning streak might've finally come to an end, but she'll always have the stars on board to remind her of her outstanding career, along with Pixie the rottweiler to keep her company. 

Patrick Malach from Cyclingnews was on hand to snap some of the newest equipment being employed during the weekend, where 23-year-old Clara Honsinger took the win putting an end to Katie Compton's 15 consecutive years on the top step and 22-year-old Gage Hecht took the stars-and-stripes from Stephen Hyde. 

In the U23 races, Eric Brunner took the men's U23 race, and Katie Clouse claimed the women's U23 event.

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Click here (opens in new tab) for all our coverage from the USA National Cyclo-cross Championships.  

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Josh Croxton
Josh Croxton

As the Tech Editor here at Cyclingnews, Josh leads on content relating to all-things tech, including bikes, kit and components in order to cover product launches and curate our world-class buying guides, reviews and deals. Alongside this, his love for WorldTour racing and eagle eyes mean he's often breaking tech stories from the pro peloton too. 

On the bike, 30-year-old Josh has been riding and racing since his early teens. He started out racing cross country when 26-inch wheels and triple chainsets were still mainstream, but he found favour in road racing in his early 20s and has never looked back. He's always training for the next big event and is keen to get his hands on the newest tech to help. He enjoys a good long ride on road or gravel, but he's most alive when he's elbow-to-elbow in a local criterium.