ABOUT THE

2022 UCI Cyclo-cross WORLD Championships

THE WORLD IS COMING TO NORTHWEST ARKANSAS!

For only the second time in history, the United States will hold the 2022 UCI Cyclo-cross World Championships, an exciting discipline of cycling that features a looped course through obstacles and natural elements like mud and sand. 

Date

January 28-30, 2022 

Location

Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA (Centennial Park) 

Countries Represented

Athletes from more than 30+ countries

Events

Elite Men & Women
Under 23 Men and Women
Junior Men and Women  

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. 

Festival

“World Championships Weekend” will include a festival celebrating health and wellness, everything cycling, and the sites, sounds, and flavors of Northwest Arkansas.

Average Mean Temperatures (late January)

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

History

The UCI Cyclo-cross World Championships were last held in the United States in 2013. Here’s a list of recent past championships and beyond 2022. 
2013  United States Louisville
2014  Netherlands Hoogerheide
2015  Czech Republic Tábor
2016  Belgium Zolder
2017  Luxembourg Belvaux
2018  Netherlands Valkenburg
2019  Denmark Bogense
2020   Switzerland Dübendorf
2021  Belgium Ostend
2022  United States Fayetteville
2023  Netherlands Hoogerheide
2024  Czech Republic Tábor
2025  France Liévin

 

Sanctioning Governing Bodies

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

Local Host

Experience Fayetteville

Event Management

Medalist Sports, Inc.