National Cyclo-Cross Championships

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A statue is padded to protect competitors who lose control at the... News PhotoBradford - England,Competitive Sport,Control,Cycling,Cyclo-Cross,Defeat,England,Horizontal,Sport,Statue,UKPhotographer Collection: Getty Images Sport 2013 Getty ImagesBRADFORD, ENGLAND - JANUARY 12: A statue is padded to protect competitors who lose control at the 2013 National Cyclo-Cross Championships in Peel Park on January 12, 2013 in Bradford, England. The sport of cyclo-cross, featuring lightweight bikes with off-road tyres, has dramatically increased in popularity over the past few years. Cyclo-cross courses are often run over a mixture of terrains from tarmac to mud and frequently include obstacles or steep inclines where riders have to carry their bike. (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)