Relief for North Americans as UCI modifies cyclo-cross rankings

NAMUR BELGIUM DECEMBER 22 Katherine Compton of The United States during the 11th Namur World Cup 2019 Women Elite UCICX TelenetUCICXWC on December 22 2019 in Namur Belgium Photo by Luc ClaessenGetty Images
15-time US cyclo-cross national champion Katie Compton racing at 2019 Namur World Cup (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

Cyclo-cross racers from North America gained some relief after the UCI modified its rules for the discipline's rankings system, taking into account the numerous races that have been cancelled due to the ongoing COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. 

The UCI published the special provisions for the cyclo-cross season on Thursday that allow points scored in the 2019-2020 season in races that have been cancelled this year to be counted toward the ranking.

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