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.
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.