Published: 3 October 2013
Report: British Cycling
Great Britain Cycling Team has announced the selection criteria for the 2013/14 UCI Cyclo-Cross World Cup and the 2014 UCI Cyclo-Cross World Championships. The team has also outlined the extent of its participation in both the world cups and the forthcoming European Cyclo Cross Championships.
The UCI Cyclo-Cross World Cup season begins on 20 October in Valkenberg and comprises seven events before the season culminates with the UCI Cyclo-Cross World Championships in Hoogerheide on 1-2 February 2013.
The selection documents (above) outline the criteria by which elite men, elite women, under 23 and junior men will be chosen, taking into account a rider’s domestic and international performances throughout the season, their commitment to Great Britain Cycling Team’s anti doping policies and their suitability to the nature of the course among other factors.
Great Britain Cycling team will appoint a team manager at selected world cup events and all Great Britain riders selected to compete will be notified by the team manager via email seven days prior to the event. The team manager will be the point of contact for riders and will liaise with the UCI on their behalf.
Due to the event location and resources, the team will not be fielding junior and under 23 riders at the European Cyclo Cross Championships, taking place at Mlada Boleslav, Czech Republic on 3 November (NB: This decision will not affect Elite Women’s participation). Instead the Great Britain Cycling Team will invest in a number of the UCI Cyclo-Cross World Cup events in the 2013/14 season and attend them as a National Development Team as part of the squad’s preparations for the 2014 world championships at the end of the season.
The first development event for Great Britain will be the opening round of the world cup in Valkenberg, Netherlands on 20 October. Selections for this will be announced on Monday 14 October following the first round of the British Cycling National Trophy Cyclo-Cross in Abergavenny.