Hartford, Reno will host US cyclo-cross nationals in 2017 and 2018

New venues announced during this year's event in Texas

USA Cycling announced today that Hartford, Connecticut, and Reno, Nevada, will host the 2017 and 2018 cyclo-cross national championships, respectively. The announcement came following Friday’s competition at the 2015 cyclo-cross national championships in Austin, Texas.

“The Cyclo-cross National Championships are the pinnacle of cyclo-cross racing in the United States each year,” said Micah Rice, USAC's vice president of national events. “Going from the East in 2017 to the West in 2018 with Hartford and Reno is indicative of how quickly the sport is spreading from coast to coast, and these two cities will do an excellent job of helping us crown the best in the sport in the coming years.”

Hartford’s Riverside Park will host the 2017 national championships in January.

 “Our state capital’s Riverside Park is a prime venue for this dynamic winter sports event and offers many design options for a challenging course that will satisfy thrill-seeking competitors and spectators alike," said Bob Murdock, the Connecticut Convention & Sports Bureau’s director of sports marketing. "We look forward to welcoming cycling enthusiasts from all over the nation in two short years from now.”

The competition moves west in January 2018 to Reno and Rancho San Rafael County Park.

“As a destination, we could not be more excited to host an elite event such as USA Cycling’s Cyclo-cross Nationals,” said Shelli Fine, Director of Sports Development, Reno Tahoe USA. “With our combination of world-class entertainment and hotels, all in such close proximity to the cyclo-cross venue, we are uniquely poised to execute one of the finest cyclo-cross events to date. The cycling community in Reno is abuzz with anticipation and enthusiasm. We’re thrilled and honored and can’t wait to begin planning this prestigious event.”

The 2016 national championships will take place in  Asheville, North Carolina, January 6-10, 2016.

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