Cyclocross Worlds are just over a week away, and things are starting to shape up at the race venue, Eva Bandman Park in Louisville, KY. Seeing as how the park is right on the Ohio river, all of the rain and snow melt we had led to some flooding around the park. Then it was in the single digits and everything froze. Have no fear though, as warmer weather is upon us and crews are working diligently to get the course ready for the world stage. Water is being pumped from puddles, sand has been trucked in, and a fairly large tent city has been erected.
More pictures after the break.
Sand. There will be sand, and there is a very good chance there will be mud.
A fairly large tent city has been set up for the venue, with one mega tent probably for the center of operations.
Without giving away the course, this shows a lot of barrier fences being put up to mark the course. It should be a great venue in terms of being spectator friendly. Judging by the amount of Porta-Johns they’ve brought in, they expect quite a crowd so you might want to find your spot early.
We can’t wait, see you in Louisville!