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by Mark Zalewski
January 28, 2017
In today’s CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Costa wins in mountains, Mollema moves into lead at Vuelta a San Juan; Gaviria doubles wins in Vuelta a San Juan, stage 4; Wellens makes it two for Lotto-Soudal at Trofeo Serra de Tramuntana; Hidden motor inventor says he received $2 million in 1998 for exclusivity deal; “I can’t get my head around it:” Cavendish says worlds result still hard to understand; Women’s cyclocross worlds: the highly anticipated finale to a stellar season; Trek CXC Cup elevated to World Cup status, will offer equal payout for men’s and women’s events; UCI releases 2017-18 cyclocross calendar, changes to World Cup; Vuillermoz out with back injury after car crash; Philadelphia Classic cancelled for 2017; Irvine’s racing return delayed due to UCI testing pool requirements; Cylance sponsors The Women’s Tour and The Tour of Britain; Drunk driver given 10 days in jail for killing cyclist; USA Cycling partners with Bike Law; Indoor velodrome planned for Detroit; Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race trailer; Video: Amateur was predicted to beat world champ at 2016 Trek CX Cup.
Today, on the eve of the 2017 cyclocross world championships, the UCI approved next season’s World Cup calendar, revealing that the US will once again host the two opening rounds of the series. However, instead of Vegas (pictured), the season will kick off in Iowa on September 16, and move onto Waterloo, WI, where Trek Bicycle will hosts the inaugural Waterloo World Cup on its home course.
Trek has hosted cyclocross races on their home course since 2013, and upgraded their Trek CXC Cup to a UCI C1 event this year with great success. Taking it one step further, on September 24, they’ll host the world’s best and hope to give them a world-class course. Trek stated that the course will be enhanced throughout the spring and summer to meet the prestige that accompanies a World Cup event.
“We felt like we took a huge step in 2016 with the CXC Cup,” said Trek Race Shop Manager Scott Daubert. “After it was over, we asked ourselves, ‘What’s next?’ Trek is a place that always pushes for bigger and better, and the World Cup will be no exception.”
And, in accordance with Trek’s support of equality and commitment to its community , the company ensures equal payouts for the men’s and women’s fields while keeping the entrance to the events free for spectators.
“We are delighted to welcome Waterloo as a new round of the Telenet UCI Cyclocross World Cup in 2017. With the support of the local community, we are confident that this event will be a great addition to our series”, commented UCI Deputy Sports Director Peter Van den Abeele.
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