The Flanders Classics race promoters and the UCI have introduced that so much will likely be converting for the 2022-2023 UCI Cyclocross World Cup agenda that used to be first introduced final February. First off, Dublin (Ireland) will likely be filling within the lacking spot on December eleventh. While some publications reported that London will host a World Cup this season, if it occurs, it’s nonetheless any other season away.
That’s now not it for adjustments. Maasmechelen (Belgium) will likely be changing Rucphen (The Netherlands) on October thirtieth and the photogenic Gavere (Belgium) will likely be changing Dendermonde (Belgium) on December twenty sixth. There will likely be a complete of 14 occasions this season.
This season will likely be a distinct one for Ireland. For the primary time within the UCI Cyclocross World Cup’s historical past, the highest cyclocross riders on this planet are visiting Ireland. Dublin will likely be taking on the ninth slot of the development. Dublin, which hosted the European Cross-Country Championships, will likely be website hosting the race on the Sport Ireland Campus. With the affirmation of Dublin being the final lacking slot, it’s transparent that London may not be part of the 2022-2023 UCI Cyclocross World Cup.
“We not only hope to be able to establish a long-term relationship in Dublin, but in the meantime we will continue the work to add London to the schedule for the 2023-24 season” – Van Den Spiegel
Due to unexpected cases, Rucphen and Dendermonde will likely be changed with Maasmechelen and Gavere. Organizers are putting in the primary ever 0-waste cyclocross tournament in Maasmechelen. This would be the check case to see if it’s conceivable.
The 2022-2023 UCI Cyclo-cross World Cup will likely be beginning in Waterloo (USA) on October ninth and finishing in Besançon (France) on January twenty ninth.
2022-2023 UCI Cyclocross World Cup Race Calendar and Scheduled Dates (Updated September 2022)
|Date From||Date To||Venue||Country|
|17.12.2022||17.12.2022||Val Di Sole||ITA|
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Flanders Classics and the UCI welcome Dublin (Ireland), Maasmechelen (Belgium) and Gavere (Belgium) to the 2022-2023 UCI Cyclo-cross World Cup. The Irish spherical will replenish the lacking spot at the eleventh of December. Maasmechelen however will substitute Rucphen at the thirtieth of October, whilst Gavere will do the similar for Dendermonde at the twenty sixth of December.
On the eleventh of December, the UCI Cyclo-cross World Cup will likely be heading to Dublin. For the primary time within the historical past of the UCI Cyclo-cross World Cup, Ireland is welcoming the most efficient cyclo-move riders on this planet. Dublin would be the ninth spherical out of a complete of 14 occasions. Two of the rounds that experience already been introduced will likely be changed due to unexpected cases. This is why Maasmechelen will likely be website hosting a logo-new cyclo-move spherical at the thirtieth of October, changing Rucphen (the Netherlands). And at the twenty sixth of December, we’ll be heading to Gavere as an alternative of the Belgian town of Dendermonde.
“We’re very proud to add Dublin this season”, says Flanders Classics CEO Tomas Van Den Spiegel. “We’ll be racing in a true Irish environment. That will give the Dublin round its own identity, just like we saw for the Val di Sole and Flamanville races in the 2021-2022 season. On the other hand; we had to look for alternatives to Rucphen and Dendermonde. With Maasmechelen we’re adding a Belgian round that we are really looking forward to. And finally, on Boxing Day we’ll race in Gavere, adding a true cyclo-cross classic to the UCI Cyclo-cross World Cup agenda of the upcoming winter.”
The UCI President David Lappartient declared: “I would like to welcome Dublin and Ireland to the 2022-2023 edition of the UCI Cyclo-cross World Cup. The organisation of a round in a new country is part of the very significant development that the discipline’s leading series has been undergoing in the last years, especially since the beginning of the partnership between the UCI and Flanders Classics. With Maasmechelen and Gavere, we are returning to one of the traditional cyclo-cross nations where we are always guaranteed fantastic racing and a very warm welcome. All three venues announced today will be true assets to the 2022-2023 UCI Cyclo-cross World Cup.”
The Dublin race will likely be held on the Sport Ireland Campus that just lately hosted the European Cross-Country Championships. Sport Ireland Chief Executive Dr Una May welcomed the announcement: “Sport Ireland is thrilled to be hosting this prestigious event on the Sport Ireland Campus. The staging of a major international cycling event is another milestone for the Sport Ireland Campus, which has played host to major events across a wide range of sports to great success. Cyclo-cross is a discipline that is experiencing rapid growth globally. Sport Ireland extends its thanks to the UCI & Flanders Classics for choosing the Sport Ireland Campus to host this event and we look forward to welcoming the cyclo-cross family in December.”
By confirming Dublin for the ’22-’23 season, it’s now transparent that London may not be a part of the UCI Cyclo-cross World Cup simply but. “We not only hope to be able to establish a long-term relationship in Dublin, but in the meantime we will continue the work to add London to the schedule for the 2023-24 season”, says Van Den Spiegel.
The spherical in Maasmechelen won’t simplest be an exquisite race with a wide ranging, magical atmosphere. It will encourage old and young to revel in nature extra and it is going to be all concerning the significance of sustainability. “We must dare to be ambitious,” says mayor of Maasmechelen Raf Terwingen. “The first ever zero-waste cyclo-cross is soon to be organised in Maasmechelen. Therefore, this edition will serve as a test case. We hope to build on that further in the future. I know it’s short notice, but when the international sport of cycling wants to contribute to building our nature charging point, you don’t hesitate. The citizens of Maasmechelen are capable of many things and they achieve fantastic things every day. Together with Flanders Classics, we have all the know-how to make this a successful round.”
“We’re looking forward to it”, concludes Van Den Spiegel. “We would like to thank all parties involved, especially Maasmechelen for acting quickly to make this project possible.”
The 2022-2023 UCI Cyclo-cross World Cup kicks off on Sunday, October ninth in Waterloo (USA) and ends after 14 rounds on Sunday, January twenty ninth in Besançon (France).
Featured picture: Hoogerheide World Cup, Bart Hazen