USA Cycling announced it will hold a four cross National Championship for pro men and women at the Chile Challenge at Angel Fire Resort in New Mexico on May 26. The dual slalom national championship, scheduled for the 2008 USA Cycling Mountain Bike National Championships at Mount Snow Resort in West Dover, Vermont, July 16-20, will go on as planned. The national four cross championship will offer national championship-level UCI points and be open to American riders only.
Prior to the addition of the national championship 4X race, the Chile Challenge was listed as a category-2 UCI event and also as part of the USA Cycling Mountain Bike National Gravity Calendar. Both the downhill and 4X events will be run as scheduled and be open to American and international riders alike.
American will be able to accumulate UCI points at both Chile Challenge events - the nationals and the UCI Category-2 race.