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Mercer to host US GP of Cyclo-cross

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Ben Abrahams, Greg Johnson & Paul Verkuylen
Published:
June 06, 2007, 1:00 BST,
Updated:
April 20, 2009, 22:26 BST
Edition:
First Edition Cycling News for June 6, 2007

The Mercer County Park will host a round of the 2007 US Gran Prix of Cyclo-cross, the park's...

The Mercer County Park will host a round of the 2007 US Gran Prix of Cyclo-cross, the park's executive Brian M Hughes announced. The park was revealed as a host of this year's series at a press conference overnight, attended by Mika Ryan, Mercer County Sports and Entertainment Commission CEO, and Robin Morton of the US Gran Prix of Cyclo-cross.

"Hosting the 2007 US Gran Prix of Cyclo-cross is another example of how the Mercer County Sports and Entertainment Commission continues to bring high caliber sporting events to Mercer County," said Ryan. "Cyclo-cross is the fastest growing discipline in cycling - we are proud to be on the cutting edge of bringing up and coming events to Mercer County."

The round in Mercer County Park, from November 17-18, will hold the third and fourth races of the six-race series. The series, now in its fourth season, is used by USA Cycling for the body's team selection process and includes automatic world championship berths to the series champions.

"The 2007 USGP is going to bring the best cyclo-cross racing in America here to Mercer County," said Morton. "We would like to thank Brian Hughes, the Mercer County Sports and Entertainment Commission and Mercer County Parks Commission for their enthusiasm in hosting the 2007 USGP."

The USGP kicks off on October 27-28 in Louisville, Kentucky. The will then head to be Mercer County Park in West Windsor, NJ, before returning to Portland, Oregon for the fourth consecutive year for the final races on December 1-2.

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