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2009-2010 UCI Cyclo-cross World Cup schedule announced

Sven Nys, reigning World Cup champion

Sven Nys, reigning World Cup champion (Image credit: Riccardo Scanferla)

The UCI Cyclo-cross World Cup expands from its current nine-event, six-nation schedule to a ten-event, seven-nation itinerary for the 2009-2010 season with the addition of a race in Schmerikon, Switzerland.

The three Belgian venues, Koksijde, Kalmthout and Heusden-Zolder, the two French venues, Nommay and Roubaix and the Spanish venue in Igorre remain from the current 2008-2009 season's schedule. The Czech Republic's World Cup race site changes from Tabor to Plzen, although Tabor will be the site of the 2010 'cross World Championships, Italy's race site changes from Milan to Treviso and The Netherlands' venue switches from Pijnacker to Hoogerheide when compared to this season's edition.

The Elite men's World Cup will consist of ten races, one more than the 2008-2009 season, the Elite women will contest eight rounds, equal to the 2008-2009 total, while the Under 23 men and Junior men will compete six times, gaining two rounds when compared to 2008-2009.

All categories will compete in Treviso, Schmerikon, Koksijde, Heusden-Zolder, Roubaix and Hoogerheide. Nommay and Kalmthout will be contested by Elite men and women only, while Plzen and Igorre will be exclusively for Elite men.

2009-2010 Cyclo-cross World Cup schedule:
October 4, 2009 - Treviso, Italy
October 18, 2009 - Plzen, Czech Republic
October 25, 2009 - Schmerikon, Switzerland
November 8, 2009 - Nommay, France
November 28, 2009 - Koksijde, Belgium
December 6, 2009 - Igorre, Spain
December 20, 2009 - Kalmthout, Belgium
December 26, 2009 - Heusden-Zolder, Belgium
January 17, 2010 - Roubaix, France
January 24, 2010 - Hoogerheide, The Netherlands

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