Media Credentials: Requirements and Procedure

The Telenet UCI Cyclo-Cross World Cup and Jingle Cross Cyclo-Cross Festival are now accepting media accreditation requests for Sept. 28-30, 2018 at the Johnson County Fairgrounds in Iowa City, Iowa.

The best bike racers in the world will be selected to represent their teams and nations in the Telenet UCI World Cup Series. Schedule will be posted on this website soon.

The application process is simple. In order to receive a credential, media members must send an email with all the following required information.

· Full name
· Media outlet
· E-mail address
· Cell phone number
· Job function (print journalist, print photographer, internet reporter, Non-Rights Holder-radio, Non-Rights Holder-television, Rights Holder broadcaster)
· Brief description of your specific editorial assignment
· List of major cycling events or UCI events covered
· Color headshot

PLEASE NOTE: A Media Credential does not provide or guarantee access to all areas of the course during the World Cup races. All photographers and TV crew working on the course will have to wear bibs during the World Cup races. However, because space is limited, bibs do not guarantee access to all areas on the course during the World Cup races. Access locations for the World Cup races, including the finish line, will be determined during the credential approval process. No more than two (2) bibs will be provided to any organization that is not affiliated with official TV rights holders or radio crew. All bibs will require a $50 US deposit upon their issue. Bibs must be returned to event staff after the World Cup races.

Please email media requests to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

You will be notified if your application is accepted, with follow-up information leading up to the Telenet UCI Cyclo-Cross World Cup races. You may be asked for additional information about your media outlet or coverage plans before a decision is reached on your application.


Media outlets requesting multiple credentials should organize and email a single request for all employees from the same company or organization.

BROADCAST MEDIA: Please be aware there may be restrictions on the video coverage of this event, as determined by the rights holders Telenet, NBC Sports and the UCI. These regulations will be distributed to all accredited media when available.

Media accreditation requests must be made by Noon CST on Sept. 20,2018

The Telenet UCI World Cyclo-Cross World Cup and the Jingle Cross Cyclo-Cross Festival are open to trade and consumer-focused media outlets, including print, TV, radio and digital. The events are open to any writer, photographer, or editor with an editorial assignment to cover the event for a media outlet that regularly covers cycling events, sporting events and/or regional or local community events.

Personal blogs or hobby blogs do not qualify as media for these events.

Advertising sales representatives publishers, producers, marketing staff, promotion companies, social media agencies, PR agencies, and advertising/branding agencies, casting directors, filmmakers, and spouses and children of members of the media are welcome to attend but will need to purchase a ticket for admission.

Questions? Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.