|Region||Europe, North America|
The UCI Cyclo-cross World Cup is a season-long competition in cyclo-cross, organised by the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI). First held in the 1993–1994 season, there are currently four awards, tailored to the different categories of riders: elite men, U23 men, junior men and elite women.
Cyclo-cross is a form of bicycle racing. Races typically take place in the autumn and winter, and consist of many laps of a short course featuring pavement, wooded trails, grass, steep hills and obstacles requiring the rider to quickly dismount, carry the bike while navigating the obstruction and remount. Races for senior categories are generally between 30 minutes and an hour long, with the distance varying depending on the ground conditions. The sport is strongest in the traditional road cycling countries such as Belgium, France and the Netherlands.
The Union Cycliste Internationale is the world governing body for sports cycling and oversees international competitive cycling events. The UCI is based in Aigle, Switzerland.
The World Cup is not to be confused with the World Championship, also organised by the UCI, which is a single one day race that awards the winner with a rainbow jersey to be worn in every race till the next World Championship. Typically the World Championships are held a week or two after the end of the World Cup at the end of January or early February.
The UCI Cyclo-cross World Championships are the world championships for cyclo-cross organised by the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI). Since 2016, five events are organized each year – men's elite, women's elite, men's under 23, women's under 23 and men's under 18 (Juniors). Traditionally, the elite events are held on a Sunday with the other events held on the Saturday the day before.
In November 2014 the first round of the World Cup ever to take place outside mainland Europe was held in Milton Keynes, England.The following September, the CrossVegas competition was incorporated into the World Cup for the first time, becoming the first World Cup round to be held in the United States.
CrossVegas is a Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) sanctioned Cyclo-cross race that takes place in Las Vegas on a Wednesday evening in September after the first full day of the Interbike trade show.
|1996–97||Adri van der Poel|
|1998–99||Mario De Clercq|
|2007–08||Not awarded for individuals|
|2013–14||Lars van der Haar||Rabobank Development Team|
|2015–16||Wout van Aert|| Vastgoedservice–Golden Palace |
|2016–17||Wout van Aert|| Crelan–Vastgoedservice |
|2017–18||Mathieu van der Poel|| Beobank–Corendon |
|2018–19||Toon Aerts||Telenet–Fidea Lions|
|2005–06||Daphny van den Brand|
|2007–08||Not awarded for individuals|
|2009–10||Daphny van den Brand|
|2010–11||Sanne van Paassen|
|2011–12||Daphny van den Brand|
|2013–14||Katie Compton||Trek Cyclocross Collective|
|2016–17||Sophie de Boer|| Kalas–NNOF |
|2018–19||Marianne Vos|| WaowDeals Pro Cycling |
|2010–11||Lars van der Haar|
|2011–12||Lars van der Haar|
|2013–14||Mathieu van der Poel||BKCP–Powerplus|
|2014–15||Michael Vanthourenhout||Sunweb–Napoleon Games|
|2016–17||Joris Nieuwenhuis||Rabobank Development Team|
|2017–18||Tom Pidcock||Telenet–Fidea Lions|
|2018–19||Tom Pidcock||TP Racing|
The first recognised UCI Cyclo-cross World Championships took place in Paris (France) in 1950 and was won by Jean Robic, of France. Between 1950 and 1966 the championship was open to both amateurs and professionals. From 1967 to 1993 two separate championships were organised – one for amateurs and one for professionals. From 1994 the championship became a single event again open to all elite riders. A junior world championship was introduced in 1976. All are organized by the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI), and the winner has the right to wear the rainbow jersey for a full year, like the winners of the world championships in other cycling disciplines.
Sven Nys is a former professional cyclist competing in cyclo-cross and mountain bike. With two world championships, seven world cups, and over 140 competitive victories, he is considered one of the best cyclo-cross racers of his generation, and remains a prominent figure in cyclo-cross. Apart from cyclo-cross, Nys is also fivefold national mountainbike champion, and has competed in that discipline in two Olympic games.
The UCI world championships are annual competitions promoted by the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) to determine world champion cyclists. They are held in several different styles of racing, in a different country each year. Championship winners wear a white jersey with coloured bands around the chest for the following year. The similarity to the colours of a rainbow gives them the colloquial name of "the rainbow jersey." The first three individuals or teams in each championship win gold, silver and bronze medals. Former world champions are allowed to wear a trim to their collar and sleeves in the same pattern as the rainbow jersey.
The 2001 UCI Cyclo-cross World Championships were held in Tábor, Czech Republic on Saturday February 3 and Sunday February 4, 2001.
The 2007–2008 UCI Cyclo-cross World Cup events and season-long competition takes place between 21 October 2007 and 20 January 2008 and is sponsored by the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI). Nine events are organised, a reduction of two from the 2006/07 UCI Cyclo-cross World Cup. In addition, not all events have races for each category, so that there are 8 rounds for elite men, 7 for elite women, and 5 for under-23 and junior men. Individual classifications for elite men and women were discontinued after the previous season, with more emphasis put on the UCI classifications.
The 2008–2009 UCI Cyclo-cross World Cup events and season-long competition took place between 19 October 2008 and 25 January 2009 and is sponsored by the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI). Nine events were organised, the same as the 2007–2008 UCI Cyclo-cross World Cup, although the events in Liévin and Hoogerheide were replaced with Nommay, a former World Cup race, and Roubaix, which was first held in 2006. Hoogerheide hosts the 2009 UCI Cyclo-cross World Championships.
This race was held on January 31, 2010 as the main and closing event of the 2010 UCI Cyclo-cross World Championships in Tábor, Czech Republic. Zdeněk Štybar got his first title in the Men's Elite category. The length of the course was 28.06 km.
This event was held on Sunday February 1, 2009 as part of the 2009 UCI Cyclo-cross World Championships in Hoogerheide, Netherlands. It was Niels Albert's first appearance in the Men's Elite World Championship and he immediately managed to get the most out of it.
The 2007 UCI Cyclo-cross World Championships – Women's elite race was held on Sunday 28 January 2007 as a part of the 2007 UCI Cyclo-cross World Championships in Hooglede-Gits, Belgium.
The 2013–2014 UCI Cyclo-cross World Cup events and season-long competition took place between 20 October 2013 and 26 January 2014, sponsored by the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI).
The 2014–2015 UCI Cyclo-cross World Cup events and season-long competition took place between 10 October 2014 and 26 January 2014, organised by the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI).
The 2015–2016 UCI Cyclo-cross World Cup events and season-long competition will take place between 16 September 2015 and 24 January 2016, organised by the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI). With CrossVegas, this season featured the first World Cup cross outside Europe.
The 2016–2017 UCI Cyclo-cross World Cup – also known as the Telenet UCI Cyclo-cross World Cup for sponsorship reasons – was a season long cyclo-cross competition, organised by the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI). The competition took place between 21 September 2016 and 22 January 2017, over a total of nine events. The defending champions were Wout van Aert in the men's competition and Sanne Cant in the women's competition.
The 2017 UCI Cyclo-cross World Championships were the World Championship for cyclo-cross for the season 2016–17. It was held in Bieles in Luxembourg on Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 January 2017. The championships featured five events; men's races for elite, under-23 and junior riders, and women's races for elite and under-23 riders.
The 2017–18 Telenet UCI Cyclo-cross World Cup was a season long cyclo-cross competition, organised by the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI). The UCI Cyclo-cross World Cup took place between 17 September 2017 and 28 January 2018, over a total of nine events. The defending champions were Wout van Aert in the men's competition and Sophie de Boer in the women's competition.
The 2018–19 Telenet UCI Cyclo-cross World Cup was a season long cyclo-cross competition, organised by the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI). The UCI Cyclo-cross World Cup took place between 23 September 2018 and 27 January 2019, over a total of nine events. The defending champions were Mathieu van der Poel in the men's competition and Sanne Cant in the women's competition.
The 2019–20 Telenet UCI Cyclo-cross World Cup is a season long cyclo-cross competition, organised by the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI). The UCI Cyclo-cross World Cup takes place between 14 September 2018 and 26 January 2019, over a total of nine events. The defending champions are Toon Aerts in the men's competition and Marianne Vos in the women's competition.