2021 UCI World Cup to be hosted by Fayetteville, Arkansas

Fleet Feet Little Rock, now hiring.

(…and Fayetteville followed up this morning’s release with this)

October FayetteCross Leads to 2022 World Championships

 FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (Feb. 4, 2021) – The Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) Management Committee announced today in Aigle, Switzerland, that Fayetteville will host a cyclocross World Cup as part of the 2021-2022 cyclocross World Cup schedule.

The third annual FayetteCross, and first time World Cup event, is scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 13. It will be held at the 228-acre Centennial Park, home of the 2022 UCI Cyclocross World Championships.

As a World Cup, FayetteCross 2021 will offer a preview of the championship course and an opportunity for spectators to see the world’s best racers compete before the 2022 UCI World Championships set for Jan. 29-30, 2022. The event, which will feature athletes from more than 25 countries, is being held in partnership with Experience Fayetteville, the city’s convention and visitors bureau. 

“I can confidently say there is no other cyclocross course like this in the United States, perhaps anywhere,” said Brook Watts, FayetteCross race director. “We have been building this course for the past 16 months, with each meter of the course dedicated to bringing the best out of this beautiful Fayetteville mountainside.”

“It has daredevil chutes, a lung-busting climb challenging off-camber sections plus a 38 step climb that will test the racers. And, to the delight of spectators, most of the course is accessible with ease, even the wooded sections.”Experience Fayetteville CEO Molly Rawn said, “Fayetteville is ready to show the world its newest world-class course and welcome both racers and spectators to enjoy our bike-friendly community and all the fun experiences to be had during their stay.”

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Complete event details are available at FayetteCross.com.

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About Experience Fayetteville

Experience Fayetteville is the convention and visitors bureau for the city of Fayetteville, Arkansas. It is responsible for marketing the city to visitors and achieving a positive economic impact through tourism. It is the first point of contact for convention and meeting planners, sports tournament coordinators, and tour operators. Experience Fayetteville oversees the visitors bureau and Experience Fayetteville Visitors Center as well as the Fayetteville Town Center and historic Walker Stone House. The Fayetteville Advertising & Promotion Commission is the governing body of Experience Fayetteville. For more information on Fayetteville, Arkansas, visit experiencefayetteville.com.

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