Episode 18 of Behind THE Barriers draws the curtain on both Jeremy Powers’s 2011-2012 cyclocross season and the series’ second season. After possibly his best season on record, Jeremy and his Rapha-Focus team are off to Belgium for the big one – the UCI World Championships on the leg-breaking dunes of Koksijde. Wearing the Stars-and-Stripes for the first time in his career, the pressure is the highest it’s ever been for Jeremy heading into his eighth career World Championships. Before the race, however, Jeremy, Zach McDonald, Chris Jones and the rest of the Rapha-Focus support staff have to keep themselves busy under the oppressive rain clouds of Belgium. To do so, Jeremy spends his time checking out the Koksijde parcours while the rest of the team keep themselves busy with everything from grocery shopping to a soccer shootout. Finally, the big day is here, and Jeremy finds himself surrounded by 60,000 screaming Belgians. So packed was the course in Koksijde, that it was hard to see much of the racing, but it could be said that the real show in Koksijde could be found on the sides of the course. Enjoy a Behind THE Barriers look at the World Championships as we bring season 2 to a close.