Get ready for this weekend’s UCI Cyclo-Cross World Championships

Cyclo-Cross World Championships

Cycling enthusiasts are getting all geared up (who could resist a pun like that?) for the UCI Cyclo-Cross World Championships, to be held here in Louisville on February 2-3, 2013. For the first time in the international event's 63-year history, it will be held outside of Europe, at Eva Bandman Park on River Road near downtown Louisville.

cc 5_1.jpgThe world championships will feature 300 top professional riders from approximately 25 countries and is expected to draw crowds of 5,000 to 6,000 per day, including fans, cyclists and officials from throughout the U.S., Europe and other parts of the world.

Here are some answers to your Frequently Asked Questions:

1. What are the race times and schedules?

    Friday, February 1st: 

  • 6:30 p.m.   Elite Rider Presentation at 4th Street Live!   Come meet the pros and see them receive their race numbers!
  • Presentation of your newly crowned Masters World Champions

     elite-worlds-course_1.jpgSaturday February 2nd:

  • 11:00 a.m. Junior Men 17/18
  • 2:30 p.m. U23 Men

    Sunday February 3rd:

  • 11:00 a.m.  Elite Women
  • 2:30 p.m.  Elite Men

2.  Can I bring my dog with me?  Sorry, but dogs (except for guide dogs) will not be allowed in the race venue.

3.  Can I bring coolers / tents / etc.?  No outside food or drink (including cans and bottles)   No tents allowed but folding or camp chairs are permitted.

cc 2_1.jpg4.  What time do the gates open?  9:00 a.m., both days.

5.  Do the masters and elites race on the same course?  No; though both are in Louisville, but at different venues. The 2013 UCI Masters Cyclo-Cross World Championships are held at Champions Park at River Road Country Club (all the details in the technical guide). The 2013 UCI Elite Cyclo-Cross World Championships are held at Eva Bandman Park.

6.  Do you have bike parking?  Yes, bike parking is available at the venue in unattended lot. Bring your own lock.  

7.  Do you allow re-entry in the venue?  Yes, you will receive a wristband which allows you to re-enter the venue.

cyclocross map_1.jpg8.  Are the races streamed or televised?  Yes.

TV and Internet Broadcast Schedule

The 2013 UCI Cyclo-Cross World Championships will be streamed live on the UCI Cycling youtube channel, and also embedded on the, The livestream will be geo-restricted for countries with TV broadcast.

UCI Youtube channel (

  • Saturday February 2 – 11.00 am to 12:00 pm EST (16:00 to 17:00 CET) : Live Men Juniors
  • Saturday February 2 – 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm EST (19:30 to 20:30 CET) : Live Men Under23
  • Sunday February 3 – 11.00 am to 12:00 pm EST (16:00 to 17:00 CET) : Live Women Elite
  • Sunday February 3 – 2:30 pm to 3:45 pm EST (19:30 to 20:45 CET) : Live Men Elite

Learn more:  Cyclo-Cross World Championships coming to Louisville

Want to help?  Volunteers are still needed for Cyclo-Cross championship events:  CLICK HERE to volunteer.




About Thomas McAdam
At various times I have been a student, a soldier, a college Political Science teacher, a political campaign treasurer, and legal adviser to Louisville's Police Department and Board of Aldermen. I now practice law and share my political opinions with anyone who will listen.
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