• John Meehan
  • Mon September 20 2021
  • Posted Sep 20, 2021


In addition to the UCI World Cup in Iowa City which will be broadcast live on a manyplatforms,GCN(Global Cycling Network) andEurosportwill broadcast the Jingle Cross Men's and Women's Elite races as part ofthe 2021 USCX Series. GCN will showcase both the C1 on Friday October 15th and the C2 on Saturday October 16th to a worldwide audience on their live-streaming digital platform, and Eurosport has chosen 21 European countries for alinear broadcast of the C1 and all other USCX C1 events. Due to the late evening time of the Jingle Cross Friday Night Lights C1 on October 15th, the Eurosportbroadcast of the C1 will be on Saturday, October 15th.

"We are so excited to partner with GCN and Eurosport to bring this exciting cyclocross series to the world," said Jingle Cross Executive Director John Meehan. "Both Eurosport and GCN will bring a huge level of visibility to the athletes, the sport, the series and our communities, and the sponsors that support cyclocross."

Rochester Cyclocross Executive Director Scott Page added, "the value that this media partnership brings for both the series and US cyclocross is exceptional – having a true world stage for the elite athletes is tremendous."

"I cannot wait for the season to start in Rochester," said Canada's Maghalie Rochette, winner of the 2019 World Cup in Iowa City. "This is going to be a huge season for cyclocross in North America with USCX Series, three World Cups, and the World Championships. The USCX Series will be great for the growth of cyclocross. The series is not just for professional riders — all cyclocross amateurs in the USA will have a series to chase. I feel like the CX Fever will be strong this year, and the fact that the USCX Series will be televised is probably the biggest step we could take to bring North American cyclocross to a whole new level. Plus, the fact that the races will be televised live in Europe, the birthplace of cyclocross, is huge."

The USCX Cyclocross Series starts in Rochester, New York, atRochester CyclocrossSeptember 25-26, then moves to theCharm Cityevent in Baltimore, Maryland on October 2-3. Two weeks later, the series continues in Iowa City, Iowa, at the three-dayJingle CrossCycling FestivalOctober 15-17. Jingle Cross will also host a UCI World Cup on the same weekend. Finally, the USCX series wraps up atKings CXin Cincinnati, Ohio, on October 23-24, with final results awarded on Sunday, October 24 in Cincinnati.

All events in the series will feature men's and women's professional cycling each afternoon and amateur cycling each morning. Amateur divisions are also part of the series, and athletes will compete within their respective amateur or pro category, accumulating points.

All events plan on having food trucks, beer gardens, music, professional announcers, and children's activities. Covid-19 protocols will be in place at each event following the requirements and guidance of the UCI, USACycling, and local governments.

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