Milton Keynes to host 2014 cyclo-cross World Cup round?

Milton Keynes may host a round of the 2014-15 Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) Cyclo-Cross World Cup on November 29 2014. Pending calendar confirmation by the UCI, it will be the first time that the series has visited Britain

On Monday, Milton Keynes World Cup Facebook and Twitter pages, and a website appeared after news of the event was published by

Great Britain has never hosted a round of the ‘cross World Cup, although the nation has provided venues for the UCI mountain bike World Cup on many occasions. Ipswich hosted the European cyclo-cross championships in 2012.

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British women have been making a serious impression on the European cyclo-cross scene in recent years, with Nikki Harris currently lying in second place in the World Cup standings with European cyclo-cross champion Helen Wyman in fourth and Gabby Durrin in 11th. Harris placed third in Namur on Sunday.

The UCI has yet to confirm its 2014-15 World Cup calendar. If confirmed, Britain’s hosting of a round of the World Cup could be added to a world-class cycling line-up that already includes the opening stages of the Tour de France and Giro d’Italia; a round of the MTB World Cup in Fort William; and a round of the BMX World Cup in Manchester. A round of the 2014-15 Track World Cup is also likely.

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