The 2016 Trek CXC Cup, held the weekend before the CrossVegas and Jingle Cross World Cups, will attract some of the top cyclocross racers from Europe, along with a newly-retired cyclocross legend.
The 2016 Cyclocross World Champion Wout van Aert will make the trip to Trek’s headquarters in Waterloo, Wisconsin to take in this year’s Trek CXC Cup on September 17-18.
“I’m excited to race in Waterloo,” said van Aert. “It is an honor for me to show my rainbow jersey to the ‘cross fans of Wisconsin and beyond. I see it as a perfect rehearsal for the first World Cup races in the States.”
Along with competition from the U.S.’ top talent, the reigning World Champion will also face a fellow Belgian in Telenet-Fidea’s Tom Meeusen. Meeusen and the Telenet-Fidea team will be riding Trek Boone cyclocross bikes this season.
As for the women’s race, the Trek CXC Cup will also feature some of the world’s best. Trek has confirmed that the top two women from the 2016 Nationals will be in attendance. Twelve-time U.S. National Champion Katie Compton will be racing the Trek CXC Cup in a battle against local star Kaitlin Antonneau, among others.
Cyclocross legend and two-time World Champion Sven Nys will also be returning to the States for the Trek CXC Cup. This year, the newly-retired racer will be arriving stateside not as a racer but as a Trek CXC Cup course consultant and Telenet Fidea team owner and manager.
Registration for the Trek CXC Cup is now open for the event.