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The 2010 domestic cyclocross season is already under way, and once again VeloNews.com is your one-stop shop for racing news, results, photos and video.
The North American UCI calendar began last weekend at the Nittany Lion Cross event, held at the Lehigh Valley Velodrome, with Laura Van Gilder (C3-Athletes Serving Athletes) and Luke Keough (Champion Systems) taking wins.
The season continues this weekend in the Pacific Northwest with Starcrossed, held Saturday in Redmond, Washington, and the Rad Racing Gran Prix, held in Lakewood, Washington. Heavy rain and muddy conditions are expected for both events.
VeloNews.com begins its in-depth ’cross coverage next week at Interbike with the star-studded CrossVegas event. With a full editorial staff in attendance, VeloNews.com will provide extensive photos, race reports, rider interviews, pre- and post-race videos and tech coverage of the newest in ’cross gear.
From Vegas the domestic ’cross circus travels north and west to Madison, Wisconsin, for the opening round of the Greenware U.S. Grand Prix of Cyclocross.
And for the first time ever, in a partnership with CyclingDirt.org, VeloNews.com will offer live streaming video from the pro men’s and women’s USGP series, which also includes stops in Louisville, Kentucky — home of the 2013 world cyclocross championships — as well as Fort Collins, Colorado, and the series finale, in Portland, Oregon.
For every USGP event VeloNews.com will host the live race feed, while CyclingDirt.org will host race highlights as well as pre-race and post-race videos.
VeloNews.com will also follow the country’s other top series, the North American Cyclocross Trophy, which begins this weekend with Starcrossed and the Rad Racing GP and includes stops in Gloucester, Massachusetts, Boulder, Colorado, and Southampton, New York, the series finale.
VeloNews.com will also bring race reports, results and photos from the eight-round UCI World Cup, which begins October 17 in Aigle, Switzerland, and concludes January 23 in Hoogerheide, The Netherlands, one week before the world championships in St-Wendel, Germany.
Prior this year’s cyclocross season we spoke with most of the domestic ’cross scene’s major players, including Tim Johnson, Ryan Trebon and Jeremy Powers. Look for a chat with the domestic women later today.
There are 53 UCI events scheduled in the U.S. and three in Canada for the 2010-11 cyclocross season. Here’s a look at the nation’s two top series and other select events; a full schedule of UCI events held in the U.S. this season is posted on USA Cycling’s Web site (.pdf).
2010 Greenware U.S. Gran Prix of Cyclocross (USGP)
September 25-26, Planet Bike Cup, Sun Prairie, Wisconsin
October 23-24, Derby City Cup, Louisville, Kentucky
November 13-14, New Belgium Cup, Fort Collins, Colorado
December 5-6, Stanley Portland Cup, Portland, Oregon
2010 North American Cyclocross Trophy (NACT)
September 18, Star Crossed, Redmond, Washington
September 19, Rad Racing Gran Prix, Lakewood, Washington
October 2-3, Gran Prix of Gloucester, Gloucester, Massachusetts
October 30, Colorado Cross Classic, Boulder, Colorado
October 31, Boulder Cup, Boulder, Colorado
November 21-22, Super Cross Cup, Southampton, New York
Other select North American UCI cyclocross events
September 22, Cross Vegas, Las Vegas, Nevada
October 2-3, Krosstober-fest, San Dimas, California
October 8-10, Cincinnati UCI 3 CX Festival, Cincinnati, Ohio
October 9-10, Providence Cross, Providence, Rhode Island
October 16-17, Granogue Cross, Wilmington, Delaware
October 23-24, Downeast Cyclocross, New Gloucester, Massachusetts
November 6, Canadian national championships, Toronto, Ontario
November 6-7, The Cycle-Smart International, Northampton, Massachusetts
November 26-28, Jingle Cross Rock, Iowa City, Iowa
December 8-12, U.S. national championships, Bend, Oregon
2010-11 UCI Cyclocross World Cup and world championships
October 17, Round 1, Aigle, Switzerland
October 24, Round 2, Plzen, Czech Republic
November 27, Round 3, Koksijde, Belgium
December 5, Round 4, Igorre, Spain
December 19, Round 5, Kalmthout, Belgium
December 26, Round 6, Heusden-Zolder, Belgium,
January 16, Round 7, Pont-Château, France
January 23, Round 8, Hoogerheide, The Netherlands
January 29-30, World Cyclocross Championships, St-Wendel, Germany