Swiss World Cup Cancelled
As we reported last weekend, the Swiss World Cup (stop #3, not #2 as originally stated) was in trouble and seeking a new home. But relocating the race to the UCI headquarters is no longer an option, as the promoter and UCI have decided to completely cancel the race weekend.
The biggest losers are the juniors and espoirs, as the weekend featured not only men’s and women’s races, but the younger categories as well. With the loss of the race, the juniors and espoirs will only have five races to contest.
The revised 2009-2010 UCI Cyclocross World Cup schedule is as follows:
- October 4, 2009 – Treviso, Italy (Men, Women, Espoirs, Juniors)
- October 18, 2009 – Plzen, Czech Republic (M)
- November 8, 2009 – Nommay, France (M, W)
- November 28, 2009 – Koksijde, Belgium (M, W, E, J)
- December 6, 2009 – Igorre, Spain (M)
- December 20, 2009 – Kalmthout, Belgium (M, W)
- December 26, 2009 – Heusden-Zolder, Belgium (M, W, E, J)
- January 17, 2010 – Roubaix, France (M, W, E, J)
- January 24, 2010 – Hoogerheide, The Netherlands (M, W, E, J)
The World Championships are on January 30-31 in Tabor, Czech Republic.
The UCI’s press release is below:
The organiser of the 3rd of the 10 rounds of the 2009-2010 UCI Cyclo-cross World Cup presented by Safety Jogger, scheduled to take place in Schmerikon, Switzerland, on October 25th 2009, has decided to cancel this competition.
While the International Cycling Union (UCI) regrets the decision, it stresses that this in no way jeopardizes the success of the World Cup series, which will kick off in Treviso, Italy, on October 4th 2009. The series will stop off in the Czech Republic, France, Belgium and Spain before the ninth and final round which will take place in Hoogerheide, (NED) on January 24th 2010, just before the World Championships in Tabor (CZE) on January 30th and 31st.