The dust has settled on this year’s World Championships in Val Di Sole, Italy, a long weekend stacked with one-chance, full-commitment races for the rainbow stripes and the prestige that comes with the jersey. This year’s world champs truly lived up to its reputation as a day to go all-in for a shot at gold, and records were set throughout the weekend: two G.O.A.T.S, Nino Schurter and Greg Minnaar, shattered expectations and perceived age barriers with their wins, Evie Richards brought home the first-ever XC world title for Great Britain and Christopher Blevins broke the U.S. men’s 30-year world title drought when he won the first XC short-track title in commanding fashion. Even though World Champs have been over for two days, this is definitely one you want to relive (or live for the first time if your Red Bull TV broadcast was geo-blocked for future TV distribution, like it was here in the U.S.), and photographer Michal Cerveny perfectly captured the emotion with these highlights. Scroll slowly and enjoy the show. ‘Til next year.
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