2021 UCI Cyclo-cross World Championships confirmed with stricter measures

Jan 26, 2021, 16:08 PM

The Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) confirm that the 2021 UCI Cyclo-cross World Championships scheduled on 30 and 31 January in Ostend (Belgium) are maintained following the introduction of additional measures – reduction of accredited persons and toughening of sanitary regulations – to ensure a safe event in an extremely challenging context.

After constructive discussions between the City of Oostende, Flemish Minister of Sports Ben Weyts, cycling’s governing body the UCI and Belgian Cycling, Oostende will be able to welcome the best cyclo-cross riders of the world at the major annual event of the discipline. During two days of fierce competition, Under 23 and Elite riders will battle for the iconic rainbow jersey on the unique course, with a mix of sand and grass.

UCI President David Lappartient said: “I would like to thank the spirit of cooperation demonstrated by all the players, organisers and competent authorities, who have made it possible to safeguard the Championships for the benefit of the athletes, viewers, partners, and all fans of our sport despite the current very challenging circumstances.”