2023 UCI Cyclo-cross World Cup Dublin Elite Women's Race Preview

After a thrilling Elite Women's Race at the UCI Cyclo-cross World Cup last year, Irish fans are eagerly anticipating this year's installment on Sunday, November 26th. 

The Sport Ireland Campus will once again play host to the best Cyclo-cross riders in the world for round five of the World Cup.

A stacked field of riders, including the in-from rider in the world as well as a former world champion, will take to the line at 1:10pm in Dublin in what is sure to be an enthralling spectacle for supporters. 

Here's everything you need to know about the Elite Women's Race for the UCI Cyclo-cross World Cup:

Course Information

Following a successful premiere of the World Cup in Dublin last year, there'll be few changes to the course in 2023.

A new fan zone beside the pit area has been planned while the sand pit has been moved to a different part of the course.

The Contenders

Ceylin Del Carmen Alvarado

The Dutch star bas been on another level this winter as she dominates the Cyclo-cross World Cup. Alvarado has won her last five races in a row and has finished on the podium in every race she's started this season. 

Lucinda Brand

Former World Champion and two-time World Cup winner Brand didn't take to the start line in Dublin last year. However, fans will be excited to see the 34-year-old veteran tear up the Sport Ireland Campus on Sunday. 

Zoe Backstedt

19-year-old starlet Zoe Backstedt is sure to be one of the sport's top stars in the years to come, and fans can catch a glimpse of the U23 world champion in the Elite Women's race as she takes to the line in a stacked field. 

Ireland Team

Four riders make up an U23 selection that will compete in the Elite Women's Race. Full details on the Ireland team at the UCI Cyclo-cross World Cup can be found here.

Start List

Start lists for the 2023 UCI Cyclo-cross World Cup Dublin are available here. 

More information about the 2023 UCI Cyclo-cross World Cup Dublin can be found here.