Another year has to pass before the world championships will be held here, but in the "Bandie Lake" centre everybody feels "the rainbow" spirit. The weather is sunny, the air is rather cold and everything is ready in Spresiano-Treviso to host the fourth round of the cyclo-cross world cup. This weekend's race will take place on the same course that will be used for the world championships in 2008, a former quarry which was converted to a sports center in the 1970's by Remo Mosole, president of the 2008 worlds organisation.
The Treviso world cup round is considered a sort of dress rehearsal, not only by competitors, but also by the organizing committee, who is facing a great effort to make everything go smoothly. Four categories (Elite, U23, Junior, Women), and more than 200 athletes will be participating, and 22 Italian television cameras will be around the circuit, and there are a nearly 200 people from the committee who are will be working hard to put on a top-level event.
The schedule will start at 10.00 am with the Juniors, followed by the Under 23 at 11.10 am, and the Women at 1.15 pm. The most awaited race, the Elite men, starts at 3.00 PM, where the biggest names in the cyclo-cross will compete.
Check back on Cyclingnews this weekend for full coverage of the Treviso cyclo-cross World Cup.