Sunday Photo Gallery 1: UCI Cyclocross World Championships in Fayetteville

(From left) Shirin van Anrooij, Puck Pieterse and Fem van Empel stand on the podium after the women’s under 23 race in the UCI Cyclo-Cross World Championships on Sunday in Fayetteville.

Photos: Todd Gill, Fayetteville Flyer

Puck Pieterse of The Netherlands nipped fellow Dutch rider Shirin van Anrooij at the finish line to win the women’s under 23 world cyclocross championship on Sunday at Centennial Park in Fayetteville.

Fem van Empel (Netherlands) crossed the line 12 seconds later to finish third for an all-Dutch sweep of podium.

The U23 category was the second of three races on Sunday, which began with the junior men’s event.

Swiss rider Jan Christen won a three-way sprint at the line to finish first ahead of Aaron Dockx (Belgium), in second, and Nathan Smith (Great Britain) who was third.

Below are some photos from both races.

» See photos from Sunday’s men’s elite final here

» See Saturday’s Gallery 1 here

» See Saturday’s Gallery 2 here

Junior men’s race

Women’s under 23 race