ABOUT THE 2021 UCI cyclo-cross WORLD CUP

The 2021 UCI Cyclo-cross World Cup is a season-long competition for the sport of Cyclo-cross, sanctioned by the Union Cycliste Internationale. 

First held in the 1993–1994 season, there are currently two awards, tailored to the different categories of riders: Men Elite, Women Elite. Fayetteville will play host to one of three World Cups held in the United States in autumn of 2021, flanking events in Waterloo, Wisconsin, October 10, and Iowa City, Iowa, October 17. This race will provide a taste of what’s to come for the World Championships, January 28-30, 2022. The race will be featured on the same course and serve as a great preview of what’s to come for the World Championships, the biggest event for the sport of Cyclo-cross.


October 13, 2021 (Wednesday)


500 S. Centennial Park Ln. Fayetteville, Ar  72704

Countries Represented

Athletes from more than 20+ countries

Event Schedule

13-Oct-21 11h00 – 12h00 Official Training
12h30 – 13h30 UCI Cyclo-cross World Cup, Women Elite
*Awards Ceremony directly after race
14h05 – 15h20 UCI Cyclo-cross World Cup, Men Elite
*Awards Ceremony directly after race


Course Highlights

Centennial Park, Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA
3 kilometers (1.75 miles)
Features include: short steep hills and obstacles that may require dismounting and running with the bike.  Races take place ‘rain or shine,’ making cyclo-cross riders some of the toughest across disciplines. 

World Cup Circuit

The 2021-22 UCI Cyclocross World Cup circuit will span five countries and two continents. Top featured riders over the past few years have been Wout van Aert and Sven Nys, both of Belgium, The World Cup circuit started in 1993.

Average Mean Temperatures (October)

Daytime High: 51 degrees (10.6C)
Night time Low: 29 degrees (-1.7C)
Elevation: 1,400 feet (472m)

UCI 2021 Cyclo-cross World Cup Schedule (2021-22)

October 10: Waterloo, Wis. (USA)
October 13: Fayetteville, Ark. (USA)
October 17: Iowa City, Iowa (USA)
October 24: Zonhoven, Belgium
October 31: Overijse, Belgium
November 14: Tabor, Czech Republic
November 21: Koksijde, Belgium
November 28: Besançon, France
December 5: T.B.A.
December 12: T.B.A.
December 18: Antwerp, Belgium
December 19: Namur, Belgium
December 26: Dendermonde, Belgium
January 2: Hulst, the Netherlands
January 19: Flamanville, France
January 23: Hoogerheide, the Netherlands
January 29-30: UCI WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS, Fayetteville, Ark.

Sanctioning Governing Bodies

Union Cycliste Internationale (Aigle, Switzerland)
USA Cycling (Colorado Springs, Colo.)

Local Host

Experience Fayetteville

Event Management

Medalist Sports, Inc.