By Brecht Decaluwé
The UCI cyclo-cross calendar for the 2007-2008 season has been presented with three important changes. As previously announced in news, the USA is almost certain to host a World Cup event on October 7. The location for this event is officially still unknown; the desired location in Providence seems to be unable to show the UCI officials that it has what it takes to organize a World Cup.
The second big change is the removal of the event in Nommay, France. The organizers in Nommay annoyed the UCI officials by changing the course without an official approval; in the end, the pits proved to be far too small for all the riders causing heavy traffic problems during the races.
The big crowds and the exciting race did not persuade the UCI, and Liévin will now organize the French World Cup event. They previously organized an event back in early 2006 when Sven Nys finished in front of the two French specialists Francis Mourey and John Gadret.