UCI extends elite women's cyclo-cross races to 50 minutes

Jolanda Neff (Trek)

The UCI announced several changes to women's cyclo-cross for the coming years, opting to lengthen the elite women's races and add a junior category for females. The announcement came after the Management Committee meeting in Denmark on Friday ahead of the Cyclo-cross World Championships The UCI lengthened the elite women's World Cup races to 50 minutes, up from 40 minutes. The elite men regularly race over one hour, but the elite women's races will be the same length as the men's U23 races. National federations will be allowed to add the women's junior category to the national championships from the 2019-2020 season, and the category will be included in the World Championships in 2020 in Dübendorf, Switzerland. By the 2020-2021 season, junior women's races can be added to other UCI calendar events and the Continental Championships. And in the following season, it will be required for events to include a ...

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