IOC and UCI to discuss inclusion of cyclocross at Winter Games

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The UCI is set to meet with IOC officials in the coming weeks to debate the addition of cyclocross to the Winter Olympic Games.

According to Beligian newspaper Het Nieuwsblad, Peter Van Den Abeele, who coordinates off-road events at the UCI, will meet with the International Olympic Committee sports director Christophe Dubi to revisit the idea of having cyclocross as a Winter Olympic sport.

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Richard Windsor

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Richard is digital editor of Cycling Weekly. Joining the team in 2013, Richard became editor of the website in 2014 and coordinates site content and strategy, leading the news team in coverage of the world's biggest races and working with the tech editor to deliver comprehensive buying guides, reviews, and the latest product news.

An occasional racer, Richard spends most of his time preparing for long-distance touring rides these days, or getting out to the Surrey Hills on the weekend on his Specialized Tarmac SL6 (with an obligatory pub stop of course).