CrossVegas

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CrossVegas is a Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) sanctioned Cyclo-cross race that takes place in Las Vegas on a Wednesday evening in September after the first full day of the Interbike trade show.

History[edit]

CrossVegas started in 2007. The night-time race takes place under the lights in September each year at the Desert Breeze Park, just minutes from the famous Las Vegas Strip. As the first UCI Cyclocross World Cup race of the season,[1] the race course includes many unique features not found in other cyclocross races, including a "ramp" providing a curved velodrome banking. Other course features include 4 sets of stairs, 1 set of barrier (planks), a sand pit and 2 flyovers.

In addition to the UCI elite men's and women's category races, CrossVegas has a USA Cycling race categories and a Wheelers and Dealers Race for representatives of the cycling industry.[2]

CrossVegas has seen impressive growth since its inaugural race in 2007, and each year attracts an increasingly elite field of U.S. and foreign racers as well as over 10,000 spectators. It has been sponsored by Clif Bar since 2011.[3] Despite its relatively short history, CrossVegas has quickly ascended to the top of the international cylcocross racing scene and now boasts the accolade of being America's biggest cyclocross race.[4]

Elevation to First World Cup Outside Europe[edit]

In 2015, the UCI designated CrossVegas the first UCI Cyclo-cross World Cup race outside Europe[5]

Winners[edit]

Year Men's winner Women's winner
2007 United States Ryan Trebon United States Lyne Bessette
2008 United States Ryan Trebon United States Katie Compton
2009 United States Jamey Driscoll United States Katie Compton
2010 France Francis Mourey Czech Republic Kateřina Nash
2011 Netherlands Lars van der Haar Czech Republic Kateřina Nash
2012 United States Jeremy Powers Netherlands Sanne van Paassen
2013 Belgium Sven Nys Czech Republic Kateřina Nash
2014 Belgium Sven Nys United States Meredith Miller
2015 Belgium Wout Van Aert Czech Republic Kateřina Nash
2016 Belgium Wout Van Aert Netherlands Sophie De Boer
2017 Belgium Laurens Sweeck Czech Republic Kateřina Nash

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Cyclo-cross – Calendar". uci.ch.
  2. ^ "Cross Vegas Wheelers & Dealers – Craig Etheridge De-thrones Cariveau: Brief Report". Cyclocross Magazine – Cyclocross News, Races, Bikes, Photos, Videos.
  3. ^ http://www.bicycleretailer.com/north-america/2015/05/07/clif-bar-extends-crossvegas-sponsorship-through-2017#.VWM4p0_BzGc
  4. ^ "CrossVegas to be a UCI World Cup this year". Bicycle Retailer and Industry News.
  5. ^ "Outlier: CrossVegas will be the first U.S. cyclocross World Cup". VeloNews.com.

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