Cyclocross

USA Cycling announces 2016-17 Pro CX calendar

The 2016-17 cyclocross season kicks off on September 10 at the Rochester Cyclo-Cross Weekend in Rochester, New York, as it did last year, but the points system used to tabulate the season-long Pro CX winner is changing. USA Cycling is implementing a revised points schedule and tabulation method. The new…

The 2016-17 cyclocross season kicks off on September 10 at the Rochester Cyclo-Cross Weekend in Rochester, New York, as it did last year, but the points system used to tabulate the season-long Pro CX winner is changing.

USA Cycling is implementing a revised points schedule and tabulation method. The new system offers triple points for UCI Category 1 events and limits points to a rider’s top eight UCI Category 1 and 2 results. Cyclo-Cross National Calendar (CXNC) events also give riders the opportunity to earn points from up to three races designated as such. These revisions are based on concerns expressed by riders that the vast number of events included on the Pro CX calendar made travel difficult, if they wanted to contend for the overall title.

“The revised 2016-17 Pro CX is designed to identify the top ‘cross athletes and create a cohesive domestic calendar for fans and teams alike,” said USA Cycling CEO Derek Bouchard-Hall.  We look forward to shining a brighter light on the calendar and bringing cyclo-cross to the forefront of the American cycling scene this fall.”

The 2016-17 season will also see greater media coverage with the addition of a dedicated press officer who will cover all Category 1 and 2 events. This will provide event directors support in the form of outreach to local and non-endemic media.

USA Cycling Pro CX calendar

Sept. 10: Rochester Cyclocross, Rochester, New York, UCI 1
Sept. 11: Rochester Cyclocross, Rochester, New York, UCI 2
Sept. 17: Nittany Lion Cross, Breiningsville, Pennsylvania, UCI 2
Sept. 17: Trek CXC Cup, Waterloo, Wisconsin, UCI 2
Sept. 18: Nittany Lion Cross, Breiningsville, Pennsylvania, UCI 2
Sept. 18: Trek CXC Cup, Waterloo, Wisconsin, UCI 1
Sept. 21: Clif Bar CrossVegas UCI World Cup, Las Vegas, UCI WC (No Pro CX Points)
Sept. 23: Jingle Cross, Iowa City, Iowa, UCI 2
Sept. 24: Jingle Cross UCI World Cup, Iowa City, Iowa, UCI WC (No Pro CX Points)
Sept. 25: Jingle Cross, Iowa City, Iowa, UCI 1
Oct. 1: KMC Cyclo-cross Festival*, Providence, Rhode Island, UCI 1
Oct. 2: KMC Cyclo-cross Festival*, Providence, Rhode Island, UCI 2
Oct. 8: Charm City Cross, Baltimore, Maryland, UCI 2
Oct. 9: Charm City Cross, Baltimore, Maryland, UCI 1
Oct.15: CRAFT Sportswear Gran Prix of Gloucester, Gloucester, Massachusetts, UCI 2
Oct. 15: US Open of Cyclocross*, Boulder, Colorado, UCI 2
Oct. 16: CRAFT Sportswear Gran Prix of Gloucester, Gloucester, Massachusetts, UCI 2
Oct. 16: US Open of Cyclocross^, Boulder, Colorado, UCI 2
Oct. 22: The North Coast Gran Prix of Cyclocross, Cleveland, Ohio, UCI 2
Oct. 22: DCCX, Washington, DC, UCI 2
Oct. 23: The North Coast Gran Prix of Cyclocross, Cleveland, Ohio, UCI 2
Oct. 23: DCCX, Washington, DC, UCI 2
Oct. 29: Pan Am Continental Cyclo-cross Championships*^, Covington, Kentucky, UCI CC (No Pro CX Points)
Oct. 29: HPCX, Jamesburg, New Jersey, UCI 2
Oct. 30: Cincinnati – KingsCX*, Mason, Ohio, UCI 1
Oct. 30: HPCX, Jamesburg, New Jersey, UCI 2
Nov. 5: Derby City Cup*, Louisville, Kentucky, UCI 1
Nov. 6: Derby City Cup*, Louisville, Kentucky, UCI 2
Nov. 12: Cyntergy Hurtland, a Tulsa Tough Production, Tulsa, Oklahoma, UCI 2
Nov. 12: Cycle-Smart Northampton International, Northampton, Massachusetts, UCI 2
Nov. 13: Cycle-Smart Northampton International, Northampton, Massachusetts, UCI 2
Nov. 19: Supercross Cup, Stony Point, New York, UCI 2
Nov. 19: CXLA Weekend: Los Angeles*^, Los Angeles, CA, UCI 2
Nov. 20: Supercross Cup, Stony Point, New York, UCI 2
Nov. 20: CXLA Weekend: Los Angeles*^, Los Angeles, CA, UCI 2
Dec. 3: Ruts N’ Guts, Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, UCI 1
Dec. 3: NBX Gran Prix of Cross, Warwick, Rhode Island, UCI 2
Dec. 3: Major Taylor ‘Cross Cup*, Indianapolis, Indiana, UCI 2
Dec. 4: Ruts N’ Guts, Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, UCI 2
Dec. 4: NBX Gran Prix of Cross, Warwick, Rhode Island, UCI 2
Dec. 4: Major Taylor ‘Cross Cup*, Indianapolis, Indiana, UCI 2
Dec. 10: North Carolina Grand Prix, Hendersonville, North Carolina, UCI 2
Dec. 10: Resolution ‘Cross Cup, Dallas (Garland), Texas, UCI 2
Dec. 11: North Carolina Grand Prix, Hendersonville, North Carolina, UCI 2
Dec. 11: Resolution ‘Cross Cup, Dallas (Garland), Texas, UCI 2
Dec. 17: Highlander ‘Cross Cup, Waco, Texas, UCI 2
Dec. 18: Highlander ‘Cross Cup, Waco, Texas, UCI 2

*Designates events that have UCI races for junior men.
^Designates events that have UCI races for U23 men.