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London inches closer to hosting 2022-23 cyclocross World Cup

UCI provides further indication London will complete leading CX series for 2022-23.

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The UCI Cyclocross World Cup should see a stop in London this year.

The UCI provided further indication Thursday that the English capital will be awarded the last of the slots in its leading cyclocross competition for 2022-23.

“Flanders Classics and the UCI confirm the venue of the ninth round of the 2022-2023 UCI Cyclocross World Cup in London at the TBA venue on Sunday 11 December 2022 (subject to confirmation by Flanders Classics),” read a press note.

The chance the World Cup could return to the UK has long been rumbling through the cyclocross community.

Officials now seem one step closer to confirming that Mathieu van der Poel, Marianne Vos, Wout van Aert et al. could take a trip to London this winter.

VeloNews contacted Flanders Classics for further information Friday.

The U.K will join Spain as a new addition to this winter’s World Cup calendar should the London round be confirmed.

A stop in Benidorm and the return to the snowcapped Val di Sole brings fresh wind to a competition typically dominated by racing in Belgium and the Netherlands. A trip to Britain would also tip a nod toward reigning champion Tom Pidcock.

Top ‘crossers will also return Stateside later this year.

The 2022-23 World Cup will return to Fayetteville after it successfully staged a round of the 2021-22 competition and played host to ‘cross worlds in January.

2022-23 cyclocross World Cup calendar

  • 09/10/22: United States, Waterloo
  • 16/10/22: United States, Fayetteville
  • 23/10/22: Czech Republic, Tábor
  • 30/10/22: Netherlands, Rucphen
  • 13/11/22: Netherlands, Beekse Bergen
  • 20/11/22: Belgium, Overijse
  • 27/11/22: Netherlands, Hulst
  • 04/12/22: Belgium, Antwerp
  • 11/12/22: London, UK: Subject to final confirmation
  • 17/12/22: Italy, Val di Sole
  • 26/12/22: Belgium, Dendermonde
  • 08/01/23: Belgium, Zonhoven
  • 22/01/23: Spain, Benidorm
  • 29/01/23: France, Besançon