2024 UCI Cyclo-cross World Championships Expression Of Interest

The Cycling Ireland Off-road Commission is inviting expressions of interest for the 2024 UCI Cyclo-cross World Championships.

The 2024 Cyclo-cross World Championships will be held in Tabor, Czech Republic, from February 2nd-4th as the best riders in the world compete for the coveted rainbow stripes.

Riders who have demonstrated the ability to be competitive at International-level events will be considered for selection. Results and performances for the season up to January 2nd will be considered, with results in UCI standard events holding a higher relevance in selection.

There will be a particular emphasis regarding selection for the Junior and Under-23 categories in line with the Ireland national team selections at the 2023 European Championships and last month's UCI Cyclo-cross World Cup Dublin, with the goal to provide young riders with race experience at the highest level to aid their continuing development.

Paul Birchall, Off-road Commission Cyclo-cross Rep and Team Manager, said:

"As we have communicated over the course of this season and last, our focus is on the development age categories - Junior and U23 – and providing young riders with opportunity to become Internationally competitive in the coming years. This aspect is specifically built into one of our selection aims."
"Tabor is a challenging location and may prove extremely technical in nature if conditions are as wintry as previous years. Any rider aspiring to selection must demonstrate, via their race results, a high level of technical proficiency on suitably challenging terrain or courses to be considered."

Interested riders are now invited to express their interest and should submit a completed Expression of Interest form to HPAdmin@cyclingireland.ie before 5pm on January 2nd.

You can download the Expression of Interest form here.

Guidance notes for completing the Expression of Interest can be found here.