Cyclocross riders battle half-metre deep mud at National Championships

The Polish National Cyclocross Championships were marred, or improved, by heavy rainfall the night before the race

(Sebastian Gryziecki/@SGryziecki/Twitter)

It's safe to say cyclocross riders aren't averse to a bit of mud, but those who lined up for the Polish National Championships at the weekend were forced to wade through 60cm deep sludge as they completed laps of the circuit.

Heavy rain the night before the Sunday race, which took place in Włoszakowice in west-central Poland, saw parts of the course turned into a quagmire, a valley section specifically.

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