Granted, most of us in the US don’t have Sporza or Telenet on our cable box, or even on our Internet. But that doesn’t mean we don’t watch the races, right? So here’s the schedule for all of the 2015-2016 televised Euro-cross races, including the BPost Trophy Series, Superprestige Series, Soudal Classics, World Cup, Belgian National Championship and World Championship. Find a good VPN service, mark your calendars and I’ll see you on Twitter at @cxhairs. Continue reading “TV Guide: European Cyclocross Calendar 2015-2016”
UCI Cyclo-cross World Cup Coming to USA September 16
(January 30, 2015 – Longmont, Colorado) Clif Bar CrossVegas has been selected to host the first race of the 2015-2016 UCI Cyclo-cross World Cup series. The Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI), competitive cycling’s governing body, announced the 2015-2016 World Cup schedule today in Tabor Czech Republic, marking the first time that a UCI Cyclocross World Cup event will be held outside of Europe.
World Cup CrossVegas will take place on Wednesday evening September 16, 2015 and will include World Cup racing events for Women Elite, Men Elite, as well as a USA Cycling category race and the ever-popular Wheelers & Dealers Industry race.
While CrossVegas is new to hosting a UCI Cyclo-cross World Cup, it is the biggest cyclo-cross race outside of Europe and has been an UCI Category 1 event for the past 8 years. For the last few years racers from over a dozen nations have competed. Competitors have included the world’s top-ranked men and women as well as multiple national and UCI world champions.
“CrossVegas is honored to be selected. Becoming a UCI Cyclo-cross World Cup race is the natural next step for CrossVegas and is the culmination of years of support from dedicated sponsors and the worldwide cyclocross community,” said CrossVegas Director Brook Watts. “For years now, racers, teams and fans from Europe, North America and beyond having been hoping that CrossVegas could be a World Cup. Now that it will be a reality, I’m sure the event will delight ‘cross fans from across the globe who want to see their favorite international racers compete here in the US.”
Perhaps no city is better equipped to host a World Cup event than Las Vegas, “the entertainment capitol of the world.” The spectacle of CrossVegas – taking place under the lights with multiple course features designed to challenge racers and provide maximum spectator entertainment – is uniquely suited for Las Vegas. During the same week the city hosts Interbike, the largest bicycle trade show outside of Europe. CrossVegas provides a showcase for athletes and sponsors in front of the crowd of 10,000, including many bicycle industry representatives. Continue reading “Clif Bar CrossVegas Selected as World Cup”
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I went to Twitter the other day (follow me @cxhairs!!) to get some movie recommendations. And Twitter responded with some great suggestions. You may be asking, “Isn’t this supposed to be a cycling website? What does this have to do with cyclocross?” Easy answer: Nothing. However, the recommendations I received all came from cyclists. So that’s something? And maybe you’ll watch one of these flicks while riding the trainer, or riding in the car on the way to a race. Bottom line: everything has to do with cycling. The sooner you accept that the better off you, and your family, will be.
So here’s the rundown. Rotten Tomatoes links, Trailers, Twitter handles and all. Lots of good stuff out there. Maybe next we do music?
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