The HSBC UK | Cyclo-Cross National Trophy is Britain’s premier cyclo-cross series, which runs from October to January.
It consists of six rounds of racing at venues throughout Britain.
The series attracts top riders from Britain and further afield in all categories from under 14 to veteran 60-plus.
How does the scoring work?
At each round there are separate races for the various categories and riders are awarded points based on their finishing position, based on the following formula:
The first 30 finishers in the youth under 16 boys, youth under 14 boys, veteran men 40-49, veteran men 50-59 and senior/elite men’s races will receive points as follows: 50, 44, 40, 36, 33, 30, 28, 26, 24, 22, 20, then reducing by one point per place to 30th place.
The first 20 finishers in the youth under 16 girls, youth under 14 girls, junior men, veteran women and senior/elite women’s races will receive points as follows: 40, 34, 30, 26, 23, 20, 18, 16, 14, 12, 10, then reducing by one point per place to 20th place.
The first 10 finishers in the veteran men 60+ race and the integral competitions for junior women, under 23 men, under 23 women, veteran women 50-59, and veteran women 60+ will receive points as follows: 20, 16, 12, 9, 7, 5 then reducing by one point per place to 10th place.
UCI world ranking points
The first 10 finishers in the Senior & U23 men’s and women’s races at all rounds will receive points as follows: 1st - 40, 2nd - 30, 3rd - 20, 4th -15, 5th - 10, 6th - 8, 7th - 6, 8th - 4, 9th – 2, 10th - 1.
What are the leaders jerseys?
After each race comes the podium presentation when medals are awarded to the top three finishers in each category and the overall leader’s jersey is awarded to the rider with the greatest cumulative points total.
The colour of the leader’s jersey differs from category to category, to avoid confusion in races where categories are mixed (e.g. senior men and under-23 men race together).
Yellow: youth under 16 boys, youth under 16 girls, junior men, veteran men 40-49, veteran women, senior/elite men and senior/elite women.
Green: Youth under 14 boys, youth under 14 girls, under-23 men, under-23 women, veteran men 50-59 and veteran women 50-59.
Blue: Junior women, veteran men 60+ and veteran women 60+.
How is the series winner decided?
The best five out of six events in the series will count towards the overall points result.
In the event of a tie on points, the higher position is awarded to the rider with the highest finishing position in the final round.
If neither rider contests the final round, then the tiebreak is applied to the penultimate round, then the round before that, and so on.