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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.
The UCI Management Committee has approved next season’s UCI international cyclocross calendar, including the Telenet UCI Cyclocross World Cup schedule, which grows to nine events with new venues in the United States and Denmark.
Iowa City returns to the UCI World Cup calendar, and will be joined by new events in Waterloo, Wisconsin and Bogense, Denmark.
The biggest change to the World Cup is in the U.S. where Waterloo, Wisconsin, home to Trek Bicycle’s headquarters, will host a World Cup round, followed by Iowa City, which became a World Cup in 2017. Another change is the absence of Cross Vegas, which became the first non-European World Cup when it hosted in 2015.
Another new World Cup event is in Bogense, Denmark, about 200km west of Copenhagen. It will serve a dress rehearsal as it was announced as host of the 2019 World Championships. Denmark hosted the World Championships in Middelfart in 1998.
An addition to the discipline is the formation of UCI Cyclocross Teams. The UCI says this is in an effort to strengthen the structures that support both male and female riders.
“I am very happy with the way cyclocross has flourished in the last few years,” said UCI president Brian Cookson. “The awarding of the 2019 UCI World Championships to Bogense, in Denmark, a first for this country in nearly 20 years, is a sign of the internationalisation of our discipline. Our series, which has excellent audience figures, is definitely developing with six organising nations compared with five last year and, four years ago, just three.”
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