The UCI has released the names of the riders for the first race of the 2017-2018 season with the Telenet UCI Cyclo-Cross World Cup at Jingle Cross - Iowa City. The all star cast of elite athletes includes World Champions Wout van Aert (BEL) and Sanne Cant (BEL). Matheiu van der Poel (NED) will restart his epic battle with van Aert in what's sure to be one of the most challenging cyclo-cross courses in the world this year. US National champions Katie Compton and Stephen Hyde will toe the line for the Americans. In total, 97 athletes from 4 continents will race in the first event on the 2017 -2018UCI World Cup calendar. Full list is here
World Cup race organizers announced that all 70,000 ticket holders to the North Texas - University of Iowa Football game will receive FREE entry into the Telenet UCI Cyclo-Cross World Cup and Deschutes Brewery Beers and Gears Craft Beer Festival on Sunday, September 17th at the Johnson County Fairgrounds in Iowa City.
Jingle Cross to offer free cyclocross clinic led by Helen Wyman, Tim Johnson, Jonathan Page
Amateur cyclocross racers will have the chance to learn from the best during a free clinic at this year’s Jingle Cross Cyclocross Festival.
Helen Wyman, Tim Johnson, and Jonathan Page will lead the cyclocross clinic at 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 16, and will offer tips and advice on skills such as choosing a line, barriers, dismounting and remounting, and how to approach other features on a course.
Musco Lighting makes night racing possible at
Jingle Cross Friday and Saturday
Wimbledon. The Olympics. The Iowa Cubs. Jingle Cross.
Sporting events from the preps to the pros — and Iowa City’s own Jingle Cross Cyclocross Festival — all have one thing in common: Musco Lighting.
For the past seven years, Musco has provided lighting for the Friday night races at Jingle Cross, adding to the excitement and uniqueness of the event. This year, Musco will light night races both Friday and Saturday, a change that athletes and fans will enjoy.
Maxx is excited to bring you the newest event at this year's Jingle Cross festival, Maxx's Doggy Cross brought to you by Nulo. Bring your furry friend for the chance to win one of three Nulo Golden Dog Bowls Gift Packs including 3 months of Nulo for your pet. Three laps around the shorted Cyclo-dog course and there will be special obstacles for dogs and some for humans.
Cycling fans will have the chance to meet and ride alongside famed racers George Hincapie and Tim Johnson at this year’s Clif-Jingle Cross Gravel Grinder and Road Fondo, courses that were designed by Iowa City’s own former professional cyclist and Olympian Jason McCartney.
Hincapie, Johnson, and McCartney will join riders on the 60km gravel grinder and 70km road fondo on Sunday, Sept. 17. An autograph session with all three athletes will follow the rides at the Johnson County Fairgrounds.
Race director John Meehan said the three will turn the gravel grinder and fondo into an all-star event.
“We are very excited to have George and Tim join Jason for this amazing weekend,” he said. “It will be quite a treat for our guests to ride with this group of cycling celebrities.”
Registration for the gravel grinder and fondo is $75 and includes a free admission ticket to the Telenet UCI Cyclo-Cross World Cup races on Sunday, Sept. 17; a Jingle Cross fondo T-shirt; a Clif water bottle; and World Cup cycling socks. Registration is available online at https://www.bikereg.com/jingle-cross-fondo-gravel.
Bell Helmets has been named Official Sponsor of the 2017 Telenet UCI Cyclo-cross World Cup Jingle Cross/Iowa City and the Official Helmet of the Jingle Cross.
Bell’s partnership with the Telenet UCI Cyclo-Cross World Cup and Jingle Cross races in Iowa City was a natural for the company, said Bell Brand Manager James H. Hibbard.
“With a heavy sports marketing investment in cyclo-cross athletes who have made Jingle Cross a priority, and more generally as a brand that has supported cyclo-cross for a number of years, it only made sense for Bell to partner with Jingle Cross,” Hibbard said. “We’re all excited not only for the event’s UCI World Cup status, but also to be supporting the continued growth and interest in elite cyclo-cross racing in America.”
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