With the 2021 USCX Series over, it’s time to move on to other events. The 2021 Cyclocross UCI World Cup Overijse will be on Sunday, October 31. It’s Halloween, and if we’re lucky, will gift racers masks of mud and serve up fans and racers a treat in the form of a tricky course.

Fifty-nine racers are making their way down to Overijse, Belgium to prepare for the race, including more Americans than last week in Zonhoven.

Here’s an appetizer for those who can’t wait for the scary holiday:

If you missed out on all the action during the last Cyclocross UCI World Cup Overijse Elite Women, don’t worry. Here are the highlights to help refresh your memory.

UCI World Cup Overijse Elite Women

Some big names will be attending the 2021 Cyclocross UCI World Cup Overijse. Lucinda BrandCeylin del Carmen AlvaradoDenise Betsema, Annemarie Worst, and U.S. National Champ Clara Honsinger will be attending the race. Ceylin del Carmen will be attending after a long hiatus due to medical problems and an impressive third in her first race back. You might have noticed a name is missing from the start list. Marianne Vos will not be attending this race as she takes her break after a long road and early cyclocross season.

Here is a quick 2021-2022 UCI Cyclocross World Cup standings check after four World Cups for the Elite Women:

Rank Prev Name Nation
1. 3 BETSEMA Denise NED
2. 2 BRAND Lucinda NED
3. 1 VOS Marianne NED
6. 4 *VAS Kata Blanka HUN
7. 10 *VAN ANROOIJ Shirin NED
8. 6 WORST Annemarie NED
9. 13 *VAN EMPEL Fem NED

Only four U.S. Racers will be attending the 2021 Cyclocross UCI World Cup Overijse:

  1. Clara Honsinger
  2. Rebecca Gross
  3. CXM columnist Corey Coogan Cisek
  4. Allison Arensman

Katie Clouse is also traveling to Europe but will not make Overijse. There are no Canadians on the start list.

See the preliminary start list below in pdf form. The men’s start list for the 2021 Cyclocross UCI World Cup Overijse is here.

2021 Overijse Belgium Elite Women Start List