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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, 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.
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. 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.
Elevation to First World Cup Outside Europe
|Year||Men's winner||Women's winner|
|2007||Ryan Trebon||Lyne Bessette|
|2008||Ryan Trebon||Katie Compton|
|2009||Jamey Driscoll||Katie Compton|
|2010||Francis Mourey||Kateřina Nash|
|2011||Lars van der Haar||Kateřina Nash|
|2012||Jeremy Powers||Sanne van Paassen|
|2013||Sven Nys||Kateřina Nash|
|2014||Sven Nys||Meredith Miller|
|2015||Wout Van Aert||Kateřina Nash|
|2016||Wout Van Aert||Sophie De Boer|
|2017||Laurens Sweeck||Kateřina Nash|
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