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by Anne-Marije Rook

March 2, 2016

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UCI reveals the 2016-17 Telenet UCI World Cup Series

by Ella CyclingTips

Three new events, including a second stop-over in the USA, join the Telenet UCI Cyclo-cross World Cup for the 2016-2017 season.

New to the UCI World Cup calendar in 2015-2016, the popular CrossVegas event in Las Vegas will open the season on September 21st with its spectacular night-time racing. A second event in the USA will follow three days later inIowa City, a new addition to the series this year.

The fifth round in Zeven (Germany) and the eighth round in Fiuggi-Roma (Italy) are also part of the Telenet UCI Cyclo-cross World Cup for the first time.

While the two American events will be open to Men Elite and Women Elite only, the remaining seven rounds on the calendar will also see racing for the Men Junior and Men U23 categories.

Read on.