The opening round of the 2015-2016 Cyclocross World Cup went down in history as being the first round of the international series ever to be held outside of Europe. The UCI said, “the race course, organization and overall atmosphere of enthusiasm and fair play all contributed to CrossVegas earning the vote of best event of the 2015-2016 UCI Cyclocross World Cup.”
Brook Watts, head of the CrossVegas Organizing Committee received the trophy from UCI Deputy Sports Director and Head of Off-Road, Peter Van den Abeele, during an organizers’ seminar held at the UCI headquarters in Aigle, Switzerland, on Friday.
According to the UCI, organizers from all nine rounds of the 2016-2017 Telenet UCI Cyclocross World Cup, as well as the next two UCI Cyclocross World Championships, attended the seminar. Discussions began with a debrief of the last season before turning to the upcoming 2016-2017 season.
Topics of discussion included sports, marketing, communication, visual guidelines, and television coverage, in particular the important partnership between the UCI and Telenet. As title sponsor of the series from 2016-2017 to 2019-2020, this leading provider of media and telecommunication services will broadcast all rounds of the Telenet UCI Cyclocross World Cup and provide images to all rights-holders.
The day after the organisers’ seminar, another seminar was held for International Commissaires. This was attended by the Presidents of the Commissaires Panels appointed for each round of the Telenet UCI Cyclocross World Cup as well as for the Commissaires panel of the 2017 UCI Cyclo-cross World Championships.
The 2016-2017 Telenet UCI Cyclocross World Cup will comprise nine rounds, up from seven last year. It will include three new destinations: a second USA venue (Iowa City) on September 24th, as well as Zeven (Germany) on November 26th and Fiuggi-Roma (Italy) on January 15th, 2017.
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