2022-2023 UCI Cyclocross Global Cup Bunnyhops to Dublin, Swaps 3 Venues – Cyclocross Mag

The Flanders Classics race promoters and the UCI have introduced that so much will likely be converting for the 2022-2023 UCI Cyclocross Global Cup agenda that used to be first introduced final February. First off, Dublin (Eire) will likely be filling within the lacking spot on December eleventh. Whilst some publications reported that London will host a Global Cup this season, if it occurs, it’s nonetheless every other season away.

That’s no longer 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 different one for Eire. For the primary time within the UCI Cyclocross Global Cup’s historical past, the highest cyclocross riders on the earth are visiting Eire. Dublin will likely be taking over the ninth slot of the development. Dublin, which hosted the Eu Go-Nation Championships, will likely be web hosting the race on the Game Eire Campus. With the affirmation of Dublin being the final lacking slot, it’s transparent that London is probably not part of the 2022-2023 UCI Cyclocross Global Cup.

“We no longer handiest hope in an effort to determine a long-term dating in Dublin, however within the period in-between we will be able to proceed the paintings so as to add London to the agenda for the 2023-24 season” – Van Den Spiegel

Because of unexpected cases, Rucphen and Dendermonde will likely be changed with Maasmechelen and Gavere. Organizers are putting in place the primary ever zero-waste cyclocross tournament in Maasmechelen. This would be the take a look at case to peer if it’s conceivable.

The 2022-2023 UCI Cyclo-cross Global Cup will likely be beginning in Waterloo (USA) on October ninth and finishing in Besançon (France) on January twenty ninth.

2022-2023 UCI Cyclocross Global Cup Race Calendar and Scheduled Dates (Up to date September 2022)

Date From Date To Venue Nation
09.10.2022 09.10.2022 Waterloo USA
16.10.2022 16.10.2022 Fayetteville USA
23.10.2022 23.10.2022 Tabor CZE
30.10.2022 30.10.2022 Maasmechelen BEL
13.11.2022 13.11.2022 Beekse Bergen NED
20.11.2022 20.11.2022 Overijse BEL
27.11.2022 27.11.2022 Hulst NED
04.12.2022 04.12.2022 Antwerpen BEL
11.12.2022 11.12.2022 Dublin IRE
17.12.2022 17.12.2022 Val Di Sole ITA
26.12.2022 26.12.2022 Gavere BEL
08.01.2023 08.01.2023 Zonhoven BEL
22.01.2023 22.01.2023 Benidorm ESP
29.01.2023 29.01.2023 Besançon FRA

Learn the overall announcement underneath:


Flanders Classics and the UCI welcome Dublin (Eire), Maasmechelen (Belgium) and Gavere (Belgium) to the 2022-2023 UCI Cyclo-cross Global Cup. The Irish spherical will replenish the lacking spot at the eleventh of December. Maasmechelen however will exchange Rucphen at the thirtieth of October, whilst Gavere will do the similar for Dendermonde at the twenty sixth of December.

At the eleventh of December, the UCI Cyclo-cross Global Cup will likely be heading to Dublin. For the primary time within the historical past of the UCI Cyclo-cross Global Cup, Eire is welcoming the most productive cyclo-cross riders on the earth. 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 because of unexpected cases. This is the reason Maasmechelen will likely be web hosting a brand-new cyclo-cross spherical at the thirtieth of October, changing Rucphen (the Netherlands). And at the twenty sixth of December, we’ll be heading to Gavere as a substitute of the Belgian town of Dendermonde.

“We’re very proud so as to add Dublin this season”, says Flanders Classics CEO Tomas Van Den Spiegel. “We’ll be racing in a real Irish setting. That can give the Dublin spherical its personal identification, similar to we noticed for the Val di Sole and Flamanville races within the 2021-2022 season. However; we needed to search for possible choices to Rucphen and Dendermonde. With Maasmechelen we’re including a Belgian spherical that we’re in reality having a look ahead to. And after all, on Boxing Day we’ll race in Gavere, including a real cyclo-cross vintage to the UCI Cyclo-cross Global Cup time table of the approaching iciness.”

The UCI President David Lappartient declared: “I want to welcome Dublin and Eire to the 2022-2023 version of the UCI Cyclo-cross Global Cup. The organisation of a spherical in a brand new nation is a part of the very vital building that the self-discipline’s main collection has been present process within the final years, particularly for the reason that starting of the partnership between the UCI and Flanders Classics. With Maasmechelen and Gavere, we’re returning to some of the conventional cyclo-cross international locations the place we’re at all times assured improbable racing and a particularly warm welcome. All 3 venues introduced lately will likely be true belongings to the 2022-2023 UCI Cyclo-cross Global Cup.”

The Dublin race will likely be held on the Game Eire Campus that just lately hosted the Eu Go-Nation Championships. Game Eire Leader Government Dr Una Might welcomed the announcement: “Game Eire is overjoyed to be web hosting this prestigious tournament at the Game Eire Campus. The staging of a significant world biking tournament is every other milestone for the Game Eire Campus, which has performed host to primary occasions throughout quite a lot of sports activities to nice good fortune. Cyclo-cross is a self-discipline this is experiencing speedy enlargement globally. Game Eire extends its because of the UCI & Flanders Classics for opting for the Game Eire Campus to host this tournament and we look ahead to welcoming the cyclo-cross circle of relatives in December.”

By means of confirming Dublin for the ’22-’23 season, it’s now transparent that London is probably not a part of the UCI Cyclo-cross Global Cup simply but. “We no longer handiest hope in an effort to determine a long-term dating in Dublin, however within the period in-between we will be able to proceed the paintings so as to add London to the agenda for the 2023-24 season”, says Van Den Spiegel.

The spherical in Maasmechelen won’t handiest be a phenomenal race with a wide ranging, magical environment. It’ll encourage old and young to experience nature extra and it’s going to be all in regards to the significance of sustainability. “We should dare to be formidable,” says mayor of Maasmechelen Raf Terwingen. “The primary ever zero-waste cyclo-cross is quickly to be organised in Maasmechelen. Subsequently, this version will function a take a look at case. We are hoping to construct on that additional at some point. I comprehend it’s brief realize, but if the world recreation of biking desires to give a contribution to construction our nature charging level, you don’t hesitate. The voters of Maasmechelen are in a position to many stuff they usually reach improbable issues on a daily basis. Along with Flanders Classics, we’ve all of the expertise to make this a a success spherical.”

“We’re having a look ahead to it”, concludes Van Den Spiegel. “We want to thank all events concerned, particularly Maasmechelen for appearing briefly to make this undertaking conceivable.”

Featured photograph: Hoogerheide Global Cup, Bart Hazen

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