LONGMONT, COLO. – Watts Marketing, organizer of CLIF Bar CrossVegas, a Telenet Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) World Cup Cyclocross race, announced today that registration for its September 16 event at Desert Breeze Soccer Complex in Las Vegas opens on Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2015. Registration includes admission to view the World Cup races later in the evening. Athletes interested in competing in the USA Cycling women or men’s amateur categories or the Wheelers & Dealers industry event can register at www.crossvegas.com. Registration is $60 and is open until Saturday, Sept. 12, 2015 at midnight PT; there is no on site registration.
Gates open at 3 p.m. for spectators; staging for competitors is 15 minutes before race time. The race schedule is as follows:
4 p.m. USA Cycling women and men’s amateur races (45 minutes)
6:30 p.m. Wheelers & Dealers, cycling industry Race (45 minutes)
8:15 p.m. Elite women (45 minutes)
9:30 p.m. Elite men (60 minutes)
10:45 p.m. Award ceremony
Spectator tickets are $15 for adults; children under the age of 12 are free. Clark County residents can redeem a $3 discount using the code CrossVegas15 at http://bit.ly/1KsXQSs.
“Kicking off the international cyclo-cross season, participation in CrossVegas has increased each year, which earned us our Telenet UCI World Cup sanction this year,” said Brook Watts, president of Watts Marketing and founder of CrossVegas. “Las Vegas is a breeding ground for outstanding talent in cycling. CrossVegas is a great opportunity for local athletes to get to know some of the best cyclocross athletes in the world.”
CrossVegas is the largest annual cyclo-cross race in the U.S. and takes place following the first day of the Interbike International Bike Expo, held in Las Vegas each September. Launched in 2007, CrossVegas attracts competitors from more than 15 nations with national teams of eight men and eight women competing in the elite categories. The race includes a 3.3-km (1.75 mile) mostly off-road course featuring variety of terrains that includes pavement, grass, steep hills and barriers, requiring cyclists to dismount to navigate obstacles then remount their bicycles to finish the race. A copy of the course map can be viewed at: http://bit.ly/1L1cw8M.
The Universal Sports Network will broadcast CLIF Bar CrossVegas, from 8 to 11 p.m. PST.
About CLIF Bar CrossVegas
CLIF® Bar CrossVegas is organized by Watts Marketing Inc. of Longmont, Colo. and has become a fixture on the international cyclocross calendar. It is the largest cyclocross race outside of Europe and each September it attracts 10,000 spectators to Desert Breeze Soccer Complex in Las Vegas. Complete information including schedule, hotel information, sponsorship and admission is available at crossvegas.com.
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