While fans are likely to stay dry, the riders could finish the races drenched in mud for a second time atop Millsap Mountain.
World-class cyclocross racing will return to Fayetteville this weekend.
The season-long competition included a stop in Fayetteville in 2021, but attendance was low as it was held on a Wednesday instead of the typical Sunday afternoon time slot.
British cyclist Tom Pidcock cross the finish line in a one-armed superman position to win the men’s elite world cyclocross championship on Sunday at Centennial Park in Fayetteville.
Puck Pieterse of The Netherlands nipped fellow Dutch rider Shirin van Anrooij at the finish line to win the women’s under 23 world cyclocross championship on Sunday at Centennial Park in Fayetteville.
Vos and Brand were favorites coming into the race, and after distancing the field, the two rode together until the final stretch.
Marianne Vos (Netherlands) held off reigning champion Lucinda Brand in an exciting finish to win the elite women’s race at the UCI Cyclo-Cross World Championships at Centennial Park in Fayetteville.
A crowd gathered on the Fayetteville downtown square Thursday to celebrate the start of one of the biggest events in bike racing.
As part of the ceremony, students from Fayetteville Public Schools will present a parade of nations to represent the 25 home countries of an expected start list of 300 race participants.
Some of the best bike racers in the world are coming to Fayetteville, and officials still need a few volunteers to help pull off the World Championship race set for next weekend.
Certain areas of Centennial Park will be closed to the public for a little over two weeks to allow for construction of the cyclocross World Championships racecourse.
It will be just the second time the United States has ever hosted the event, which was first held in 1950 in Paris, France.
Categories will include a half-lap race for kids 12 and under, a full-lap race for older kids, and three options for adults.
After a full day of steady rain, riders finished the afternoon completely drenched in mud during the UCI Cyclocross World Cup races atop Millsap Mountain in Fayetteville.
This week’s race will provide the world with a preview of the course to be used in the 2022 World Championships.