This weekend, many of the top cyclocross racers in the country are revving their engines at the Thompson Speedway in Connecticut, contesting the KMC Cross Fest races and the start of the US Cup CX series.

However, not everyone made the trip out East, and some of our very best U.S.-based cyclocross racers have headed West.

Today, the West Sacramento Cyclocross Grand Prix serves up the first of two UCI C2 races this weekend, the first UCI cyclocross racing to hit Northern California in ages. If our records are correct, the last UCI races in Norcal were the USGP stops at Golden Gate and Watsonville.

This weekend, some top cyclocrossers are taking advantage of the rare opportunity to earn UCI points in the Golden State.

Jingle Cross World Cup winner Katerina Nash (Clif Bar) lives just over an hour away and didn’t pass up the chance to pad her UCI points total so close to home. Joining her is Cassie Maximenko (Van Dessel), who despite living on the East Coast, flew west to show off in front of her wheel sponsor Atom Composites wheels, which is also sponsoring the event. Jet-setting Emily Kachorek (Squid), fresh off two podiums in China, will also toe the line as a hopeful winner and event sponsor athlete. Thirty one women will take the start today in Sacramento.

On the men’s side, U23 National Champion Lance Haidet (Donnelly), Allen Krughoff (Krughoff Racing), Cody Kaiser (Lange Twins Winery/Specialized), Carl Decker (Giant) and Anthony Clark (Squid) are some of the top men contesting the men’s race at WSCXGP. Lining up behind them is a big group of Norcal Masters looking to take advantage of a high-quality field and score some much-needed USA Cycling points in their hunt for a good Reno Nationals start position.

A total of 55 men will take the start on Saturday, ten more than the Friday night men’s field at the KMC Cross Fest.

See the full start lists below, and stay tuned for more coverage from the 2017 WSCXGP weekend.

West Sacramento Cyclocross Grand Prix (WSCXGP) UCI C2 Women's Start List

 Kristin DrummCX Nation
 Tanya GrossmanCx Nation
 Emily KachorekSquid
 Cassandra MaximenkoVan Dessel/Atom Composites
 Danielle ArmanTenspeed Hero
 Karen BremsSunPower Racing
 Leslie EthridgeTopo Designs Cycling Club
 Heidi FranzNWCX Project
 Clara HonsingerTeam S&M CX
 Sarah KaufmannSummit Cyclery
 Terra KierSquare 1
 Hillary KingBicycle Centres
 Solana KlineEquipo Resiste
 Dana KuperTeam Roaring Mouse
 Shannon MalloryNWCX Project
 Mary MaroonRock Lobster
 Anna MegaleUpCycle Boise
 Amanda NaumanSDG - Muscle Monster
 Meghan NewlinFull Cycle Boulder
 Caroline NolanVoler/ Clif/ HRS/ Rock Lobster
 Beth Ann OrtonTeam S&M CX
 Emily SportsmanTeam Roaring Mouse
 Campbell SteersRocklobster
 Teal Stetson-LeeKYND Cannabis
 Chelsea WeidingerMash SF
 Lindsay Wetzel PolinSK Racing
 Laura WinberrySpeedvagen Family Racing
 Heidi WoodHiFi Sound Cycling Components
 Alexandra BurtonPoint S Racing
 Katerina NashClif Pro Team
 Samantha RunnelsSquidbikes

West Sacramento Cyclocross Grand Prix (WSCXGP) UCI C2 Men's Start List

 Ryan GrenierVelo fratello
 Lance Haidetdonnelly sports
 Steve HindmanPen Velo/Summit Bikes
 Brendan LehmanRock Lobster
 Justin MorganTop Club CX
 John MundeliusBuck Naked Bucktrout
 Damian SchmittPoint S Racing
 Nick ThomasTrek Cyclocross Collective
 Sage AldebaranCxNation
 Cameron BeardCannondale Cyclocrossworld/Devo
 John BehrensKnobbe Martens
 Jeff BenderKUHL Clothing
 Parker BloomBroad Street Cycles
 Kevin Bradford-ParishGillespie Eye Care/SETcoaching/Specialized
 Cody CuppGillespie Eye Care/Arlberg Sports/SET Coaching
 Carl DeckerGiant Factory Off Road
 Josh DireenGroove Subaru-Excel Sports
 Mark FlisX-men/ Trek/ Storm Cycles
 Anastasio FloresSpokesman Cyclocross
 Garrett FollmuthSquareone Helens
 Andrew FrankMontana Velo
 Brent Franzegiant co factory /fullerton bikes
 Jim GentesBuy-cell
 David GreifVeloReno
 Kyle JohnsonTeam Yacht Club
 Christopher Jones
 Max JudelsonVoler/Clif/Rock Lobster
 Cody KaiserLange Twins / Specialized
 Miles KeepMenlo Velo Cyclocross
 Allen KrughoffKrughoff Racing
 Andrew LoaizaCyclepath PDX
 Mark McconnellHot Sauce Cycling
 Ian MegaleUpCycle Boise
 Evan MurphyLudwig & Larsen Racing
 Donald MyrahIbis/Buy-Cell
 Nicolas PadillaG2 Bike
 Matthew Paez
 Dean PoshardRock Lobster
 Ryan Rinnvive la tarte cx
 Rainier SchaeferMASH SF
 Allan Schroeder
 David SheekSDG - Muscle Monster
 Jason SiegleSDG Muscle Monster
 Aj SnovelJakroo-HiFi p/b Felt Bicycles
 Brian StabyCX Nation
 Jeffrey SternCycle Sport Specialized p/b Muscle Milk
 Garret ThompsonOak City Cycling Project
 Kailin WatermanVoler/Clif/HRS/Bell/Rocklobster
 Timber Weiss
 Alex Wild
 Derek YarraMASH SF
 Molly CameronPoint S Racing
 Clint ClaassenSanta Cruz / Fox
 Anthony ClarkSquid Squad
 Andrew JuilianoGRIT WORLD RACING p/b Shimano