RenoCross Ups Women’s Race to 60 Min, Increases Prize Purse

RenoCross continuing the move forward for women’s racing with a 60 minute elite race and more-than-equal prize money. An additional $1000 is up for grabs on the penultimate lap of the women’s race with the top 5 getting $500, $250, $125, $75 and $50 respectively. That should make for some exciting racing at the close of the race. RenoCross announced earlier this month that long time CrossVegas sponsor, Clif, will be returning as title sponsor for the event.

Love seeing how the ethos of CrossVegas continues to live in its new home. We will be in Reno to cover it all. Hope to see all of you out there as well. Registration is now open here. 

Below is the full statement from RenoCross:

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Officials with RenoCross proudly announced today its commitment to making America’s biggest Cyclocross race an equal opportunity for men and women racing in the event.

Race Director Coby Rowe said, “RenoCross offers equal race time of 60 minutes to male and female racers. Additionally, there’s a last lap podium prime for women, increasing RenoCross’ payout for women.” He added, “In fact, the women’s full payout with the podium prime and UCI C1 purse is more than the men’s full payout.”

This announcement comes on the heels of a growing trend in the industry to further support women in the sport. Rowe added, “Women in Cyclocross are a huge force and are growing in numbers at a rate that’s really exciting to see. Anything our race can do to support this movement is exciting and hopefully further contributes to more and more women competing and enjoying the same rewards that men have for some time.”

Competition will take place at Rancho San Rafael County Park in Reno, NV on Wednesday, September 19, 2018 during the Interbike tradeshow. Following a successful Cylocross Nationals that took place earlier this year in Reno, cyclists and spectators alike are already enthusiastically embracing RenoCross’ new home. This exciting location features high altitudes and difficult terrain that challenges even the most skilled cyclocross competitors in the world.

The event was previously held in Las Vegas as CrossVegas for the past 11 years and was a fixture on the international cyclocross calendar. The race was the first ever U.S. race selected for the UCI World Cup series.  The Reno event is expected to continue to attract large crowds of spectators enjoying food and drink in a lively, night-time atmosphere watching some of the world’s most elite racers in the UCI C1 races, as well as amateur racers from the region and beyond.  For more information, please visit renocross.com or email info@renocross.com.

Feature photo © 2016 Bruce Buckley

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