Sport Ireland Campus - Cyclocross 2023

UCI Cyclo Cross World Cup to return to the Sport Ireland Campus

22 Feb 2023
Fergus Hannigan

Sport Ireland and Cycling Ireland welcome the inclusion of a Dublin round in the UCI Cyclo-cross World Cup calendar next season.

In December 2022, 8,000 fans descended on the Sport Ireland Campus to witness the first-ever Cyclo-Cross World Cup event to be hosted in Ireland.

Now, some of the best riders in the world will once again race at the Sport Ireland Campus on 26th November 2023.

Building on the success of last year, this event will now include official World Cup races in both junior and U23 categories, alongside the elite men and women.

Cyclocross (also known as CX) is one of the most fast paced and accessible disciplines in all of cycling. The discipline – likened to cross-country running on wheels - combines many of the skills used in standard road and mountain biking with an added emphasis being placed on bike handling skills as the riders navigate the sometimes bumpy and muddy terrain and physical fitness.

The Sport Ireland Campus is a sporting facility of over 500 acres and is home to many of Ireland’s leading sport high performance programmes and events.

The return and expansion of this prestigious international event provides a fantastic opportunity to create a legacy, and Sport Ireland look forward to once again working with Cycling Ireland, the UCI and Flanders Classics.

‘Last year’s event was hugely successful, bringing many of the world's top cyclists, male and female, to Ireland. The strong attendance at the Dublin round showed the demand for this event both among our domestic fans and international visitors. It was also viewed by a large television audience across Europe. We hope that the world class facilities at Sport Ireland Campus are home to events of this scale on an ongoing basis, and naturally welcome the inclusion of a Dublin round in the UCI Cyclo-cross World Cup calendar next season. We look forward to working with our partners the UCI, Flanders Classics and Cycling Ireland to build on last year’s success.’ – Dr Úna May CEO Sport Ireland

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