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    30.10.13

    Sunday At The Palace

    Photos from Rapha Supercross at Alexandra Palace.

    Words
    Ian Cleverly
    Photographs
    Jonathan Hines
Sunday At The Palace
Sunday At The Palace
How they roll
Sunday At The Palace
Is that Jeremy Clarkson?
Sunday At The Palace
Passing the palace
Sunday At The Palace
Some of the 160 under-16s who raced
Sunday At The Palace
ViCiOUS Velo going green
Sunday At The Palace
Spiral of doooom...
Sunday At The Palace
Bruce Dalton, Rouleur team
Sunday At The Palace
Dan Tulett dominated the youth race
Sunday At The Palace
Paul Oldham won all three rounds...
Sunday At The Palace
... As did his Hope team-mate Annie Simpson
Sunday At The Palace
Elites are dooooomed...
Sunday At The Palace
No pain, no gain
Sunday At The Palace
Everyone's a winner, baby
Sunday At The Palace
Tequila!
Sunday At The Palace
No jet-washing required
Sunday At The Palace
"Your thumb goes OVER the top, Annie"

The St Jude’s Day storm held off long enough for a bright and blustery day of Rapha Super Cross racing at Alexandra Palace.

We’ve been promising mud for three years now, and looking out of my window at six in the morning, it seemed a sure bet. But no. The course was fast and dry – which, from an organiser’s position, is no bad thing. The prospect of flying gazebos and torrential downpours made for a fitful night’s sleep.

But it all came good in the end. The best part of 500 riders tackled the slopes of Ally Pally. Most of them could raise a smile once they had regained their breath. Myself included.

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