Werner chasing USCX Series title for 'exposure and glory' in cyclo-cross season

Kerry Werner (Kona Maxxis Shimano) won the Cincy Kings CX men's race
Kerry Werner (Kona Maxxis Shimano) won the Cincy Kings CX men's race (Image credit: Dejan Smaic)

Kerry Werner (Kona Maxxis Shimano) lines up Sunday for the elite men's UCI Cyclo-cross World Cup in Waterloo as the top-ranked US rider in the UCI individual rankings, in 13th position. He's already started seven races this season and hasn't finished lower than fourth, including third at Trek CX Cup C2 contest Friday.

The bulk of his 2021-22 season is focused on the domestic scene, taking part in all eight races at four events for the new USCX Series title. Plus, the USA Cycling Cyclo-cross Nationals return after a year off from the coronavirus pandemic and the World Championships returning to the US for the first time since Louisville in 2013. An opportunity to grab World Cup points this week within driving distance of his new home in Roanoke, Virginia is a great way to start the season.

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Jackie Tyson
North American Production editor

Jackie has been involved in professional sports for more than 30 years in news reporting, sports marketing and public relations. She founded Peloton Sports in 1998, a sports marketing and public relations agency, which managed projects for Tour de Georgia, Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah and USA Cycling. She also founded Bike Alpharetta Inc, a Georgia non-profit to promote safe cycling. She is proud to have worked in professional baseball for six years - from selling advertising to pulling the tarp for several minor league teams. She has climbed l'Alpe d'Huez three times (not fast). Her favorite road and gravel rides are around horse farms in north Georgia (USA) and around lavender fields in Provence (France), and some mtb rides in Park City, Utah (USA).