Fayetteville, Arkansas to host 2021 UCI Cyclocross World Cup

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October FayetteCross Leads to 2022 World Championships

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (February 4, 2021) – The Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) Management Committee announced today in Aigle, Switzerland, that Fayetteville will host a cyclocross World Cup as part of the 2021-2022 cyclocross World Cup schedule.

The third annual FayetteCross, and first time World Cup event, is scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 13. It will be held at the 228-acre Centennial Park, home of the 2022 UCI Cyclocross World Championships.

Race winner Wout Van Aert finishes in front of 12000 fans in the 2015 CrossVegas World Cup. Photo by Dave Iltis
Race winner Wout Van Aert finishes in front of 12000 fans in the 2015 CrossVegas World Cup. Photo by Dave Iltis

As a World Cup, FayetteCross 2021 will offer a preview of the championship course and an opportunity for spectators to see the world’s best racers compete before the 2022 UCI World Championships set for Jan. 29-30, 2022. The event, which will feature athletes from more than 25 countries, is being held in partnership with Experience Fayetteville, the city’s convention and visitors bureau.

“I can confidently say there is no other cyclocross course like this in the United States, perhaps anywhere,” said Brook Watts, FayetteCross race director. “We have been building this course for the past 16 months, with each meter of the course dedicated to bringing the best out of this beautiful Fayetteville mountainside.”

“It has daredevil chutes, a lung-busting climb challenging off-camber sections plus a 38 step climb that will test the racers. And, to the delight of spectators, most of the course is accessible with ease, even the wooded sections.”

Complete event details are available at FayetteCross.com.

 

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