Universal Sports Network Announces Live Broadcast
CLIF®Bar CrossVegas announced that Universal Sports Network (http://www.universalsports.com/) 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.
“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 visit universalsports.com (http://universalsports.com/tv-listings/channel-finder/).
Reis Je Mee Naar CrossVegas?
Er wordt vanuit ons land een groepsreis naar CrossVegas georganiseerd, met Vlaamstalige begeleiding. De reis gaat door van 14 tot 18 september, en de kostprijs (op basis van dubbele kamerbezetting) bedraagt 1999 euro. Daarin is inbegrepen: vluchten naar en van Las Vegas, taksen, verblijf in het hotel van de renners (op de legendarische strip), city tour Las Vegas, avonduitstap, transfers en VIP-ticket voor CrossVegas, op 16 september.
Nu de cross in Las Vegas een UCI-manche is, zullen natuurlijk alle grote namen aanwezig zijn. Het is bovendien de allereerste grote cross die door Sporza dit nieuwe seizoen zal worden uitgezonden.
In het weekblad Primo vind je binnenkort een kortingsbon van 20 euro voor deze reis – niet cumuleerbaar met andere bonnen.
CLIF® Bar CrossVegas Announces Title Sponsor Renewal
CLIF Bar Extends Commitment Through 2017
Watts Marketing, organizer of CLIF®Bar CrossVegas, announced today that CLIF Bar has committed to a two-year extension of their title sponsorship. Already title sponsor of the 2015 race, the renewal extends CLIF Bar’s sponsorship of the cyclocross race through 2017.
The annual cyclocross race takes place Wednesday September 16th in 2015 following the first day of the Interbike show in Las Vegas. CLIF Bar has been title sponsor for the past five years.
Race director Brook Watts commented, “CLIF Bar has been a significant sponsor since the first year in 2007 and title sponsor since 2011, a period of sustained commercial success for CrossVegas. It’s remarkable to have such long-term sponsors for any event.”
“CLIF Bar CrossVegas is a fun and authentic event where we can connect and engage with the cyclocross community and celebrate athletic adventure,” said Brooke Donberg, field marketing manager at Clif Bar & Company. “Our partnership with this world-class event gives CLIF an opportunity to support riders and the audience with sports nutrition for sustained energy.”
As cyclocross participation and its fan base grows in the US, CLIF Bar CrossVegas will be in the spotlight globally with the event receiving UCI World Cup designation for 2015, the first ever outside of Europe. The event will be seen by an estimated 8 million TV viewers worldwide. Watts concluded, “It’s a great relationship and I’m excited to have CLIF Bar as a partner as CLIF Bar CrossVegas continues to grow internationally.”
About Clif Bar & Company
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Clif Bar CrossVegas Selected as World Cup
UCI Cyclo-cross World Cup Coming to the US September 16
(January 30, 2015 – Longmont, Colorado) Clif Bar CrossVegas has been selected to host the first race of the 2015-2016 UCI Cyclo-cross World Cup series. The Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI), competitive cycling’s governing body, announced the 2015-2016 World Cup schedule today in Tabor Czech Republic, marking the first time that a UCI Cyclocross World Cup event will be held outside of Europe.
World Cup CrossVegas will take place on Wednesday evening September 16, 2015 and will include World Cup racing events for Women Elite, Men Elite, as well as a USA Cycling category race and the ever-popular Wheelers & Dealers Industry race.
While CrossVegas is new to hosting a UCI Cyclo-cross World Cup, it is the biggest cyclo-cross race outside of Europe and has been an UCI Category 1 event for the past 8 years. For the last few years racers from over a dozen nations have competed. Competitors have included the world’s top-ranked men and women as well as multiple national and UCI world champions.
“CrossVegas is honored to be selected. Becoming a UCI Cyclo-cross World Cup race is the natural next step for CrossVegas and is the culmination of years of support from dedicated sponsors and the worldwide cyclocross community,” said CrossVegas director Brook Watts. “For years now, racers, teams and fans from Europe, North America and beyond having been hoping that CrossVegas could be a World Cup. Now that it will be a reality, I’m sure the event will delight ‘cross fans from across the globe who want to see their favorite international racers compete here in the US.”
Perhaps no city is better equipped to host a World Cup event than Las Vegas, “the entertainment capitol of the world.” The spectacle of CrossVegas - taking place under the lights with multiple course features designed to challenge racers and provide maximum spectator entertainment - is uniquely suited for Las Vegas. During the same week the city hosts Interbike, the largest bicycle trade show outside of Europe. CrossVegas provides a showcase for athletes and sponsors in front of the crowd of 10,000, including many bicycle industry representatives.
UCI Cyclo-cross Commission President Mike Plant commented, "Adding CrossVegas to the UCI Cyclo-cross World Cup calendar of events is another example of the impact this exciting and dynamic sport has for athletes and spectators. The United States continues to be a leader in expanding cyclo-cross event opportunities and we are thrilled to be adding this prestigious event to the UCI Cyclocross World Cup calendar."
UCI Head of Off-Road Peter Van den Abeele, commented: After the 2013 UCI Cyclo-cross World Championships in Louisville, we look forward to another milestone for this exciting discipline thanks to the first ever World Cup round to be held in the United States. Las Vegas will provide a spectacular backdrop to the opening round of the 2015-2016 UCI Cyclo-cross World Cup, and this event will fit in perfectly with the famous Interbike show, underlining the close link between the sport and industry. With the second round of the 2015-2016 Cyclo-cross World Cup taking place in Montreal, our leading cyclo-cross series is definitely pushing back the discipline’s geographical barriers.”
“After successfully hosting the first UCI Cyclo-cross World Championships held outside of Europe, USA Cycling is proud to support the start of the 2015-16 UCI Cyclo-cross World Cup season as it kicks off at CrossVegas,” said USA Cycling CEO and President Steve Johnson. “The honor of hosting the start of the Cyclo-cross World Cup for the first time on American soil is a testament to the tremendous growth of cyclo-cross in the U.S.”
The 2015-2016 UCI Cyclo-cross World Cup series will also include a new round in Montreal, Canada, a few days following CrossVegas. Organizers of both events have worked closely in developing their plans with special attention to travel and ground arrangements for racers and supporters. “Our goal will be to make the experience of traveling to North American World Cup events as simple as possible, especially for competitors,” described Watts. Complete information for spectators and competitors will be available in late spring.