The second stop of the Copa España headed to Karrantza, Spain, a small village about an hour’s drive along winding mountain roads from Bilbao. The pueblo sits in a verdant valley, flanked by steep hillsides covered with trees and the occasional flock of sheep. Overnight rains turned Karrantza’s grassy fields into greasy ribbons of muck. “Barro” is the Spanish word for that glorious slop that makes ‘cross racers froth. After a month of dry conditions in Belgium, Andrew Juiliano of Grit World Racing found the dreamiest of cyclocross conditions in the heart of the Basque Country.