VIDEO: Cyclocross Worldcup Cancelled. Go Watch CXLA Instead.

The fourth event in the Cyclocross World Cup calendar has been cancelled because of high winds. Need something to watch instead? UCI CXLA is in full effect with day 2 of racing.

Nasty Winds Prompt Organizers To Cancel Race

The fourth event in the Cyclocross World Cup calendar has been cancelled because of high winds. The host venue, Koksijde, Belgium, a town on the northern coast of the European country, is no stranger to bad weather, with rain and the consequential mud, all part and parcel of cyclocross experience. But this year, gusts over 50mph gave UCI officials pause, initially calling off the junior and U23 events, but then later announcing the entire schedule would be scrapped.

Euro-pro Gianni Vermeersch posted a shot of the action, flying debris being the biggest concern:
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The World Cup series began this past September in Las Vegas, and continues with 6 more events, culminating in the series final in Bieles, Luxembourg. Dates and locations of the other races are available with UCI.

The Local Alternative – CXLA

The weather is perfect here on the west coast, where cyclocross fans have been descending on Legg Lake in South El Monte all weekend long for the SoCal Cross event, CXLA, both as racers and as spectators.

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For the full calendar of cyclocross races this fall, check the event calendar. See you on the course.

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