Team USA

Cyclocross

Wheel-sucking sand pits, uphill barriers, and unpredictable weather and course conditions. Check out Team USA riders competing on the international circuit, and the programs that help Team USA dominate those events.

It is an exciting time to be a member of the U.S. Cyclocross community! USA Cycling is pleased to be able to better support our aspiring athletes and grow the sport of cyclocross in the U.S. with the support of the MudFund. Our goal is to elevate the experience of our athletes and fans alike, and we are grateful to the Cyclocross community for carrying on the tradition of digging deep and keeping this sport fun.  

Development Program Overview

The revitalized USA Cycling Cyclocross Development Program is designed to create a complete pathway from entering the sport to finishing on the podium at the highest level. Below is an outline of the programming offered for the 2019-2020 cyclocross season:  

  • Talent ID and Development camps – scheduled July-August, 2019
  • Development Pool domestic racing opportunity at Jinglecross/Iowa World Cup for riders who qualify through Talent ID camps
  • October Development Camp
  • European racing opportunities – November racing trip, Christmas/New Year’s racing trip and World Cup/World Championships racing trip late January to February 2020. 

CX National Development Pool

The purpose of the USA Cycling Cyclocross National Development Pool is to provide opportunities for young athletes and help them develop the physical, psychological and emotional skills that will enable them to achieve their full potential in life and sports.  

This is accomplished by:

  • Building the support system to manage, coach, guide, educate, empower and provide career opportunities for our athletes,
  • Integrating life skills with high-performance directives to empower personal development through athletic achievement,
  • Providing opportunities for young athletes to explore their potential and personally invest in the sport of cyclocross,
  • Providing sport-specific education, mentorship and experiences,
  • Providing high-level domestic and international racing opportunities.

Talent ID Camps

USA Cycling's Regional Talent ID Camps offer the opportunity for young men and women to take a progressive step in their cycling journeys, gain a valuable educational experience and connect with the USA Cycling development pathwayEach camp will provide guidance for the athletes’ future, while giving them the opportunity to make new friends, challenge themselves and explore their potential.

Athletes will receive instruction by experienced cyclocross coaches, and the camps will provide the necessary framework to empower the athletes to improve their skills. Regional Talent ID Camps also provide an opportunity for athletes to qualify for a supported racing trip to the Iowa World Cup/Jinglecross race weekend and are considered in the qualification process for the November European racing trip.

To see USA Cycling's Complete list of TID camps, and camp information, please go here.

Cyclocross Development Camp

The goal of the camp (Oct 7-11, 2019) is to provide the top Junior and U23 cyclocross development athletes with a fun and educational experience outside of their normal routine. The athletes will hear from experts in cyclocross skills, strength and conditioning, marketing, nutrition, ethics, sports psychology and other topics relevant to success as athletes. The camp will also include community engagement and activities to expand the athletes’ comfort zones. This experience will equip young athletes with the tools to get the most out of their journey in the sport of cycling and maximize the impact they have on their communities while learning sport-specific skills.

  • Invitation to National Team and qualified U23 and Junior athletes in the Development Pool.
  • Camp will include cyclocross skills practice, off-the-bike activities, community engagement and educational sessions.
  • The purpose of this camp is to educate and empower athletes to set them up for success in their careers as athletes and life beyond sports.

November European Racing Trip

The November European racing trip, based out of Sittard, NL, will include four European races in a two-weekend trip. The goal is to provide top-level international cyclocross racing experience to some of our top U23 and Junior athletes. The depth of competition and difficulty of the race courses will provide a new challenge for US based athletes and will provide a proving ground for these athletes to test their ability against their international peers. USA Cycling will work with potential athletes and their coaches to provide opportunities to athletes who will benefit most from this international racing experience.

Overview
  • Travel dates: November 13, 2019 to November 25, 2019
  • Open to qualified U23 and Junior athletes
  • Automatic qualifications and discretionary selection positions are available
  • Athletes responsible for airfare; USA Cycling will cover all other expenses

 

Winter Holiday European Racing Trip

The Winter Holiday’s period offers an exceptional competition experience to cyclocross athletes. This trip will include 6 races in 11 days, one of the most compact competition schedules offered in international cyclocross. Every race in this time period will provide high-level competition, including two World Cup events. The purpose is to prepare our top riders for the World Championships while providing an opportunity for aspiring athletes to test themselves in European races.  This trip will include the final opportunities for Junior and U23 athletes to qualify for the 2020 Cyclocross World Championship Team.

Overview
  • Travel dates: December 18, 2019 to January 2, 2020
  • Intense racing schedule with 6 high-level races in 11 days
  • Open to qualified U23 and Junior athletes
  • Automatic qualifications and discretionary selection positions are available
  • Athletes responsible for airfare; USA Cycling will cover all other expenses

 

Final World Cups and World Championships

USA Cycling will provide athletes who qualified for the 2020 Cyclocross World Championships with the opportunity to compete in the final two World Cup events leading up to the World Championships. This racing opportunity is designed to give our World Championship Team the best preparation leading up to the World Championships.

Overview
  • Travel dates: January 15, 2020 to February 3, 2020
  • Airfare and ground fee responsibility will depend on World Championship qualification levels (Automatic, Discretionary Selection, Final Qualification)
  • Open to U23 and Junior athletes who qualify for the 2020 Cyclocross World Championships
Race Trip Date Event Location
Domestic CompetitionSeptember 13-15, 2019 JingleCross & UCI World Cup #1 Iowa City, IA, USA
November European Racing Nov. 16, 2019 National Race Boortmeerbeek, BEL
Nov. 17, 2019 Flandriencross C1 Hamme, BEL
Nov. 23, 2019 Ambiancecross C1 Wachtebecke, BEL
Nov. 23, 2019 UCI World Cup #5 Koksijde, BEL
Winter Holiday European Racing Dec. 22, 2019 UCI World Cup #6 Namur, BEL
Dec. 26, 2019 UCI World Cup #7 Heusden-Zolder, BEL
Dec. 27, 2019 DVV Verzekeringen trofee Azencross C1 Loenhout, BEL
Dec. 29, 2019 Telenet Superprestige Diegem C1 Diegem, BEL
Dec. 30, 2019 Cyclocross Bredene C2 Bredene, BEL
Jan. 1, 2020 DVV Verzekeringen trofee GP Sven Nys Baal, BEL
January World Cups & World Championships Jan. 19, 2020 UCI World Cup #8 Nommay, FRA
Jan. 26, 2020 UCI World Cup #9 Hoogerheide, NED
Feb. 1 & 2, 2020 UCI World Championships Dübendorf, SUI
For information on how to qualify or get nominated for event team participation, sponsorship programs, and other requirements, please visit the International Events page.

USA Cycling is proud to support our Cyclocross National Team athletes who are the ultimate ambassadors of our mission to win, celebrate and inspire.

Athletes may qualify to the National Team based on the following qualification guidelines.  

Program Qualification Guidelines and Benefits


Elite Athlete Support

USA Cycling will support National Team elite athletes with logistical and team support upon request. Each athlete in the national team will receive unique support to best address each athlete’s needs in terms of timing and type of resources. USA Cycling will work with our elite athletes’ trade teams to help maximize the combined resources.  Our goal is to ensure that our top riders have everything they need to perform at the highest level.  

Cyclocross National Team Members

Development Program Overview

The revitalized USA Cycling Cyclocross Development Program is designed to create a complete pathway from entering the sport to finishing on the podium at the highest level. Below is an outline of the programming offered for the 2019-2020 cyclocross season:  

  • Talent ID and Development camps – scheduled July-August, 2019
  • Development Pool domestic racing opportunity at Jinglecross/Iowa World Cup for riders who qualify through Talent ID camps
  • October Development Camp
  • European racing opportunities – November racing trip, Christmas/New Year’s racing trip and World Cup/World Championships racing trip late January to February 2020. 

CX National Development Pool

The purpose of the USA Cycling Cyclocross National Development Pool is to provide opportunities for young athletes and help them develop the physical, psychological and emotional skills that will enable them to achieve their full potential in life and sports.  

This is accomplished by:

  • Building the support system to manage, coach, guide, educate, empower and provide career opportunities for our athletes,
  • Integrating life skills with high-performance directives to empower personal development through athletic achievement,
  • Providing opportunities for young athletes to explore their potential and personally invest in the sport of cyclocross,
  • Providing sport-specific education, mentorship and experiences,
  • Providing high-level domestic and international racing opportunities.

Talent ID Camps

USA Cycling's Regional Talent ID Camps offer the opportunity for young men and women to take a progressive step in their cycling journeys, gain a valuable educational experience and connect with the USA Cycling development pathwayEach camp will provide guidance for the athletes’ future, while giving them the opportunity to make new friends, challenge themselves and explore their potential.

Athletes will receive instruction by experienced cyclocross coaches, and the camps will provide the necessary framework to empower the athletes to improve their skills. Regional Talent ID Camps also provide an opportunity for athletes to qualify for a supported racing trip to the Iowa World Cup/Jinglecross race weekend and are considered in the qualification process for the November European racing trip.

To see USA Cycling's Complete list of TID camps, and camp information, please go here.

Cyclocross Development Camp

The goal of the camp (Oct 7-11, 2019) is to provide the top Junior and U23 cyclocross development athletes with a fun and educational experience outside of their normal routine. The athletes will hear from experts in cyclocross skills, strength and conditioning, marketing, nutrition, ethics, sports psychology and other topics relevant to success as athletes. The camp will also include community engagement and activities to expand the athletes’ comfort zones. This experience will equip young athletes with the tools to get the most out of their journey in the sport of cycling and maximize the impact they have on their communities while learning sport-specific skills.

  • Invitation to National Team and qualified U23 and Junior athletes in the Development Pool.
  • Camp will include cyclocross skills practice, off-the-bike activities, community engagement and educational sessions.
  • The purpose of this camp is to educate and empower athletes to set them up for success in their careers as athletes and life beyond sports.

November European Racing Trip

The November European racing trip, based out of Sittard, NL, will include four European races in a two-weekend trip. The goal is to provide top-level international cyclocross racing experience to some of our top U23 and Junior athletes. The depth of competition and difficulty of the race courses will provide a new challenge for US based athletes and will provide a proving ground for these athletes to test their ability against their international peers. USA Cycling will work with potential athletes and their coaches to provide opportunities to athletes who will benefit most from this international racing experience.

Overview
  • Travel dates: November 13, 2019 to November 25, 2019
  • Open to qualified U23 and Junior athletes
  • Automatic qualifications and discretionary selection positions are available
  • Athletes responsible for airfare; USA Cycling will cover all other expenses

 

Winter Holiday European Racing Trip

The Winter Holiday’s period offers an exceptional competition experience to cyclocross athletes. This trip will include 6 races in 11 days, one of the most compact competition schedules offered in international cyclocross. Every race in this time period will provide high-level competition, including two World Cup events. The purpose is to prepare our top riders for the World Championships while providing an opportunity for aspiring athletes to test themselves in European races.  This trip will include the final opportunities for Junior and U23 athletes to qualify for the 2020 Cyclocross World Championship Team.

Overview
  • Travel dates: December 18, 2019 to January 2, 2020
  • Intense racing schedule with 6 high-level races in 11 days
  • Open to qualified U23 and Junior athletes
  • Automatic qualifications and discretionary selection positions are available
  • Athletes responsible for airfare; USA Cycling will cover all other expenses

 

Final World Cups and World Championships

USA Cycling will provide athletes who qualified for the 2020 Cyclocross World Championships with the opportunity to compete in the final two World Cup events leading up to the World Championships. This racing opportunity is designed to give our World Championship Team the best preparation leading up to the World Championships.

Overview
  • Travel dates: January 15, 2020 to February 3, 2020
  • Airfare and ground fee responsibility will depend on World Championship qualification levels (Automatic, Discretionary Selection, Final Qualification)
  • Open to U23 and Junior athletes who qualify for the 2020 Cyclocross World Championships
Race Trip Date Event Location
Domestic CompetitionSeptember 13-15, 2019 JingleCross & UCI World Cup #1 Iowa City, IA, USA
November European Racing Nov. 16, 2019 National Race Boortmeerbeek, BEL
Nov. 17, 2019 Flandriencross C1 Hamme, BEL
Nov. 23, 2019 Ambiancecross C1 Wachtebecke, BEL
Nov. 23, 2019 UCI World Cup #5 Koksijde, BEL
Winter Holiday European Racing Dec. 22, 2019 UCI World Cup #6 Namur, BEL
Dec. 26, 2019 UCI World Cup #7 Heusden-Zolder, BEL
Dec. 27, 2019 DVV Verzekeringen trofee Azencross C1 Loenhout, BEL
Dec. 29, 2019 Telenet Superprestige Diegem C1 Diegem, BEL
Dec. 30, 2019 Cyclocross Bredene C2 Bredene, BEL
Jan. 1, 2020 DVV Verzekeringen trofee GP Sven Nys Baal, BEL
January World Cups & World Championships Jan. 19, 2020 UCI World Cup #8 Nommay, FRA
Jan. 26, 2020 UCI World Cup #9 Hoogerheide, NED
Feb. 1 & 2, 2020 UCI World Championships Dübendorf, SUI
For information on how to qualify or get nominated for event team participation, sponsorship programs, and other requirements, please visit the International Events page.

USA Cycling is proud to support our Cyclocross National Team athletes who are the ultimate ambassadors of our mission to win, celebrate and inspire.

Athletes may qualify to the National Team based on the following qualification guidelines.  

Program Qualification Guidelines and Benefits


Elite Athlete Support

USA Cycling will support National Team elite athletes with logistical and team support upon request. Each athlete in the national team will receive unique support to best address each athlete’s needs in terms of timing and type of resources. USA Cycling will work with our elite athletes’ trade teams to help maximize the combined resources.  Our goal is to ensure that our top riders have everything they need to perform at the highest level.  

Cyclocross National Team Members