LONGMONT, COLO. (June 11, 2015) – CLIF®Bar CrossVegas today announced that Universal Sports Network will broadcast CLIF Bar CrossVegas, the first Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) Cyclo-cross World Cup held in the U.S., on Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2015 from 8 to 11 p.m. PDT. The three-hour nationwide broadcast includes live coverage of the women’s and men’s elite races from the Desert Breeze Soccer Complex in Las Vegas, Nev. The broadcast team will feature veteran play-by-play announcer Steve Schlanger alongside analyst Todd Gogulski.
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, it attracts competitors from more than 15 nations with teams of eight men and eight women competing in the elite categories. The race features a 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. Competitors include the world’s top-ranked cyclists and multiple national and UCI world champions. In addition to the elite races, CrossVegas also features USA Cycling Amateur Races and the Wheelers & Dealers Bike Industry Race, both held before the start of the World Cup event.
“As the home of UCI on American television, Universal Sports Network is excited to expand its partnership to bring live coverage of CrossVegas nationwide, and help to expand the sport’s growing fan base,” said Robert James, Universal Sports Network SVP content and communications.
“CrossVegas has reached a significant tipping point with the live coverage commitment from Universal Sports Network, allowing us to reach more viewers than ever before,” said Brook Watts, president of Watts Marketing and founder of CrossVegas. “CrossVegas’ partnership with the Universal Sports Network is a natural fit for showcasing cyclocross as a top competitive sport worldwide.”
With more than 185 hours of exclusive coverage this year, Universal Sports Network is firmly established as the leader in cycling coverage on American television. In addition to the UCI World Championships in road cycling, track cycling, cyclo-cross, mountain bike and BMX, marquee events in Universal Sports’ 2015 Cycling Series include the Vuelta a España, Tour de Suisse, Tour de Wallonie, Eneco Tour and the women’s one-day race La Course by Le Tour de France. To find Universal Sports by zip code, please visituniversalsports.com.
For more information on CrossVegas, please visit www.CrossVegas.com.
CLIF® Bar CrossVegas is organized by Watts Marketing Inc. of Longmont, Colo. and has become a fixture on the international cyclo-cross calendar. It is the largest cyclo-cross race outside of Europe and each September it attracts 10,000 spectators to Desert Breeze Soccer Complex in Las Vegas. Complete information including schedules, hotel information, sponsorship opportunities and admission is available at crossvegas.com. For more information, please connect with CrossVegas on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn.
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