2023 Irish Cyclo-cross announcement
The cyclo-cross season draws near with the first events kicking off mid-September. Host clubs are asked to get their event permits put in through their Cycling Ireland club portal. We are keen to get an all-Ireland calendar put together as soon as possible. If you need any advice on setting up the event or a course please get in touch with Paul firstname.lastname@example.org.
DATES TO NOTE
UCI C2 Clonmel
As per last year the UCI C2 event will take place at Clonmel Co. Tipperary. This year the event will take place over the weekend 15-16 October 2022. This date will be kept exclusive with no other cyclo-cross races given permission to host that weekend.
National Cyclo-cross Championships 2023
This National CX Championships will be held at the McCrystal Track in County Louth over the weekend of 14-15 January 2023.
As in previous years, riders will be racing the cyclo-cross season in the category they will be in on 1st January next year.
Seniors – those born 2004 or earlier
Juniors – those born 2005 or 2006
Under 16s – those born 2007 or 2008
Under 14s – those born 2009 or 2010
Under 12s – those born 2011 or 2012
Under 10s – those born 2013 or 2014
Under 8s – those born 2015, 2016, 2017 etc.
Senior riders can be further broken down into:
One of the feedbacks from the 2021 season was that our Junior men are missing out on the skills of winning a cyclo-cross race. This season we are obliging all Junior men to start in the B’ race. They have to win a B’ race in order to race in the A’ race. The upgraded riders will be kept on a list centrally to aid all race organisers. It is hoped this measure will help develop these riders.
Rider upgrades – Men’s B’ race
It was also agreed that there should be an all-Ireland grading system so that riders who have been upgraded in any provincial cyclo-cross race are then upgraded across all provinces. Again, this list will be kept centrally for all race organisers to use.