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USA Cycling announces 2014 Cyclo-cross National Calendar (CXNC)

USA Cycling announced today the 2014 Cyclo-cross National Calendar (CXNC). The purpose of the CXNC is to recognize top domestic events and provide them with the opportunity to achieve UCI recognition. Those races that seek UCI inscription on the USA Cycling Pro Cyclo-cross Calendar (Pro CX) must first be a part of the CXNC for at least one year.

Four events make up this year’s CXNC, starting with the Florida CX National in Dade City, Fla., on Aug. 31. That will be followed by the Sept. 21 GP Clark Natwick in San Francisco, Calif., and the Nov. 1 VeloCX in Blaine, Minn. The 2014 calendar concludes Dec. 6-7 with the Ruts ‘N Guts in Tulsa, Okla.

Among the requirements for inclusion on the CXNC is an elite cash purse, as well as the agreement to submit race results to USA Cycling within 24 hours for proper rankings calculation.

The Week In ‘Cross This Week: Episode 5. Jokes, how do they work.

For The Love Of Mud: A Cyclocross Film by Benedict Campbell @benedict13. This is looking pretty sweet. #cyclocross

chasingthewheel said: You'd be a good chap to ask... Are flat bars acceptable on a 'cross bike? Until they were non UCI legal, I understand a few guys used them. Personally, for cross anyway, they're a more economical and comfortable option for me. Also, my local cross league allows anything so that's not a problem. But style is an issue, it looks like a hybrid!

I’m all for riding what makes you fast. And if that’s a flat bar in a non-UCI event, then go for it. Just no bar ends. And a killer ‘cross frame with a straight flat bar looks baller. Nothing like a hybrid.

New cyclocross skills primer with @sven_nys and @svenvth available now. #cyclocross #svenness
[Edit: A note from the joke explanation department: carrying a bike over a barrier, such as a set of planks, in the sport of cyclocross is often referred to as “suitcasing.” Pictured here, Sven Nys and Sven Vanthourenhout are LITERALLY carrying suitcases. This is the intended joke. See, they are “suitcasing.” In real life and such.]

New cyclocross skills primer with @sven_nys and @svenvth available now. #cyclocross #svenness

[Edit: A note from the joke explanation department: carrying a bike over a barrier, such as a set of planks, in the sport of cyclocross is often referred to as “suitcasing.” Pictured here, Sven Nys and Sven Vanthourenhout are LITERALLY carrying suitcases. This is the intended joke. See, they are “suitcasing.” In real life and such.]

Tagged with:  #cyclocross  #svenness
superissimo:

Always be knowing.

You spelled judgment wrong.  (What do I win!?!!!)

superissimo:

Always be knowing.

You spelled judgment wrong. (What do I win!?!!!)

This week on The Week In ‘Cross This Week we delve into the recent updates to the UCI Cyclocross Rulebook. Oooooh exciting!!! Actually, there’s some interesting items in there. Seriously, give a watch and you’ll see.

Side-by-side video from the end of Stage 5 of the Tour de Suisse. Broadcast and onboard Giant cameras.

In other news, Belkin also today released spy shot of kit redesign for TDF squad.

In other news, Belkin also today released spy shot of kit redesign for TDF squad.

Wait a tick, you mean cyclocross really is just like steeplechase? Thanks @steeplethis.