The World is Coming to Fayetteville!

Fayetteville is honored to host the 2022 Walmart UCI Cyclo-cross World Championships and welcome to world to Northwest Arkansas! This will only the second time in the 72-year history of the event, that it will be held the United States.

We are pleased to offer our purpose-built, world-class course at Centennial Park to the best cyclo-cross athletes from 30+ countries as they compete in seven events over three days.

Cyclo-cross is one of the fastest growing cycling disciplines featuring a looped course through obstacles and natural elements like mud and sand, making it a frenzied and spectator-friendly form of racing.

It’s your chance to see Olympic gold medalists, world and national champions, Tour de France stage winners and up-and-coming stars competing for Rainbow jerseys signifying UCI world champions!

DATE

January 28-30, 2022

LOCATION

Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA (Centennial Park)

COUNTRIES REPRESENTED

Athletes from more than 30 countries

EVENTS

Elite Men and Women
Under 23 Men and Women
Junior Men and Women
Team Relay

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.

RACE SCHEDULE

Thursday, January 27 (Downtown Fayetteville):

7:00 PM - Opening Ceremony

Friday, January 28 (Centennial Park):

9:00 AM - Gates Open
12:30 PM - Team Relay

Saturday, January 29 (Centennial Park):

9:00 AM - Gates Open
11:00 AM - UCI Women Junior Cyclo-cross World Championships
1:00 PM - UCI Men Under 23 Cyclo-cross World Championships
2:30 PM - UCI Women Elite Cyclo-cross World Championships

Sunday, January 30 (Centennial Park):

9:00 AM - Gates Open
11:00 AM - UCI Men Junior Cyclo-cross World Championships
1:00 PM - UCI Women Under 23 Cyclo-cross World Championships
2:30 PM - UCI Men Elite Cyclo-cross World Championships

All times listed are in Central Standard Time.

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 F (10.6C)
Nighttime Low: 29 degrees F (-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, Colorado)

LOCAL HOST

Experience Fayetteville

EVENT MANAGEMENT

Medalist Sports, Inc.