CYCLOCROSS: UCI Cyclo-cross World Cup Calendar

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Source: https://www.ucicyclocrossworldcup.com/en and https://www.uci.org/competition-hub/2023-2024-uci-cyclo-cross-world-cup/zfPS4MZmDGCzCpFt4ReSk

Calendar: https://www.ucicyclocrossworldcup.com/en/calendar

Flanders Classics

When you think Flanders Classics, you think the traditional spring classics in Flanders. Since 2010, this Belgian company has organised the prestigious and well-known Tour of Flanders as well as Omloop Nieuwsblad, the opening race of the spring season. Flanders Classics is also involved in the organisation of four other renowned Flemish springtime races: Dwars door Vlaanderen, Gent-Wevelgem, Scheldeprijs and De Brabantse Pijl.

Besides road racing, cyclo-cross has a rich history in Flanders as well. Since 2018, Flanders Classics brings the history of both disciplines together. Since then, the Telenet Superprestige sails under the same flag as the Tour of Flanders. As from the 2020-2021 season, Flanders Classics is also responsible for the organisation of the UCI Cyclo-cross World Cup. This way, cyclo-cross and the road season will seamlessly merge into one another.

www.flandersclassics.be

Results: https://www.ucicyclocrossworldcup.com/en/results

Cyclocross is a unique, non-Olympic cycling discipline that can best be described as a blend of road cycling, mountain biking and obstacle course racing.

Most competitors actually use modified road bikes. These road bikes are then equipped with thin, ribbed tires, disc brakes, and a slightly different geometry that allows for better distance to the ground when the cyclists jump over various obstacles.

Cyclocross races are usually held on a closed circuit, with participants who completing multiple laps. Since the cyclocross season usually takes place from October to February, races are often featured by adverse weather conditions such as snow, rain, wind and mud.

The cyclists begin in mass start mode and they have to move even on rough terrain, often descending from their bikes to overcome obstacles, climb steep hills or stairs, or overcome other obstacles.

The Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) and Flanders Classics are pleased to publish the calendar for the 2023-2024 UCI Cyclo-cross World Cup.

The 2023-2024 edition of the UCI Cyclo-cross World Cup will comprise 14 rounds in seven countries, including one new venue: Troyes in France. Five rounds will include dedicated races for the UCI World Cup youth categories (Men Under 23, Men Junior and Women Junior).

2023-2024 UCI CYCLO-CROSS WORLD CUP CALENDAR

  • Round 1: Sunday 15 October 2023, Waterloo (USA)
  • Round 2: Sunday 29 October 2023, Maasmechelen (Belgium)
  • Round 3: Sunday 12 November 2023, Dendermonde (Belgium)
  • Round 4: Sunday 19 November 2023, Troyes (France) – including UCI World Cup youth categories
  • Round 5: Sunday 26 November 2023, Dublin (Ireland) – including UCI World Cup youth categories
  • Round 6: Sunday 3 December 2023, Flamanville (France)
  • Round 7: Sunday 10 December 2023, Val di Sole, Trentino (Italy)
  • Round 8: Sunday 17 December 2023, Namur (Belgium) – including UCI World Cup youth categories
  • Round 9: Saturday 23 December 2023, Antwerp (Belgium) – including UCI World Cup youth categories
  • Round 10: Tuesday 26 December 2023, Gavere (Belgium)
  • Round 11: Saturday 30 December 2023, Hulst (Netherlands)
  • Round 12: Sunday 7 January 2024, Zonhoven (Belgium)
  • Round 13: Sunday 21 January 2024, Benidorm, Costa Blanca (Spain)
  • Round 14: Sunday 28 January 2024, Hoogerheide, Noord Brabant (Netherlands) – including UCI World Cup youth categories.

The full 2023-2024 UCI Cyclo-cross International Calendar, including all rounds of the 2023-2024 UCI Cyclo-cross World Cup, can be found on the UCI website.

As a reminder, the 2024 UCI Cyclo-cross World Championships will take place in Tábor (Czech Republic) on 2-4 February 2024.

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Author: Cyclisto Caffè