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  • Fri January 31 2020
  • Posted Feb 2
Jingle Cross loses out in cyclo-cross reforms

The UCI announced its long-expected reforms to the Cyclo-cross World Cup after the meeting of its Management Committee in Zurich, Switzerland ahead of this weekend's UCI Cyclo-cross World Championships.

In an attempt to shift the World Cup to a more international series, the UCI has limited the number of events to be held in the historical heart of cyclo-cross, Belgium, to a maximum half of the 14-16 races in the series.

Flanders Classics has taken over organizing the World Cups, which will only briefly visit the United States with Waterloo, Wisconsin opening the series on October 4. The calendar omitted Iowa City, which hosted World Cup rounds for the past two seasons.

"We are disappointed that Flanders Classics, new owners of the UCI Cycle-Cross World Cup Series, did not select Jingle Cross and Iowa City to host a round of the 2020-2021 World Cup," Jingle Cross organizer John Meehan said. "In early conversations with Flanders Classics, they shared their vision of the World Cup which has a more European focused schedule and a very brief North American presence. Ultimately, they decided only one World Cup would occur this year and awarded that World Cup to our friends and colleagues at Trek in Waterloo.

"Jingle Cross will celebrate its 17th edition this coming October 9-11, 2020 with three full days of UCI C1 and C2 races plus fun events for the entire family. We will continue our all volunteer non profit tradition with all proceeds once again donated to the University of Iowa Stead Family Children's Hospital. We wish the UCI and Flanders Classics all the best for the upcoming World Cup season."

2020-2021 UCI Cyclo-cross World Cup

DateVenueCategories
10/4/2020Waterloo (USA)ME, WE
10/18/20Dublin (IRL)ME, WE, MU, MJ, WJ
10/25/20Zonhoven (BEL)ME, WE
11/1/20Overijse (BEL)ME, WE
11/15/20Tábor (CZE)ME, WE, MU, MJ, WJ
11/22/20Koksijde (BEL)ME, WE
11/29/20Besançon (FRA)ME, WE, MU, MJ, WJ
12/6/20Wachtebeke (BEL)ME, WE
12/13/20Antwerp (BEL)ME, WE
12/20/20Namur (BEL)ME, WE, MU, MJ, WJ
12/27/20Diegem (BEL)ME, WE, MU, MJ, WJ
1/3/21Hulst (NED)ME, WE
1/17/21Villars (SUI)ME, WE, MU, MJ, WJ
1/24/21Hoogerheide (NED)ME, WE, MU, MJ, WJ

ME: Men Elite, WE: Women Elite, MU: Men Under-23, MJ: Men Junior, WJ: Women Junior



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