Dual cyclo-cross World Cup rounds raise the game for US

With the announcement that Jingle Cross has joined CrossVegas as part of the 2016-2017 UCI World Cup calendar, the United States now plays host to the first two rounds of the nine-race series. Five countries will organize a World Cup as Italy and German rejoin the series and the mainstay countries of Belgium and Holland return. Cyclingnews spoke with riders, CrossVegas race director Brook Watts and vice president of events at USA Cycling Micah Rice to understand what the globalised schedule means for the sport, in general, and North American cyclo-cross specifically.

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