The UCI Cyclocross World Cup ventures to its fifth country of the season with the eighth stop in Besançon, France.
The new World Cup venue is a largely grass course that looks similar to a typical American cyclocross course, with man-made stairs, a flyover and a woods section. A set of rollers and two big pavement stretches add a bit of diversity to the grass.
A few off-cambers should make things interesting if the weather forecast for snow holds.
Here’s a course preview of the course, previously used for the French National Championships.
2021 Cyclocross UCI World Cup Besancon Course Preview:
Almost all of the top contenders will make the trip to France, many driving five and a half hours from Saturday’s X2O Badkamers Trofee race in Kortrijk, Belgium.
2021 Cyclocross UCI World Cup Besancon Elite Women Start List:
Here are the current standings in the World Cup:2021 UCI Cyclocross World Cup standings after Koksijde
Two U.S racers will be attending the 2021 Cyclocross UCI World Cup Koksijde:
Two Canadians will be attending:
See the preliminary start list below in pdf form.2021-elite-women-besancon-world-cup