Cyclocross World Championship Preview

The town of Fayetteville in Arkansas, USA will welcome some of the best CX riders this weekend to fight for rainbow jerseys. 

The UCI Cyclocross World Championships takes place from January 28 -30 with the main events taking place on Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th. 

Ireland will be represented by five athletes across the junior and 23 men’s and elite women’s categories. The squad includes Maria Larkin, who won the elite women's national championships. Sean Nolan and Dean Harvey will compete in the u23 men's category while junior national champion, Liam O'Brien and runner up Travis Harkness will ride the junior men's race. 

How to Watch

Don’t miss a second of the action over the weekend. The World Championships will be shown on Eurosport and GCN. The junior women's, u23 men's and elite women's race will take place on Saturday 29th, while the junior men's, u23 women's and elite men's race will be on Sunday 30th. 

Follow Cycling Ireland on social media for updates (Twitter) and behind the scenes footage (Instagram) from the weekend curtesy of SnowyMountain Photography.

Maria Larkin will also be taking over the Cycling Ireland Instagram story today as she and the rest of the Irish squad completes their final preparations ahead of the weekend. 


Saturday, January 29th (Irish Time)

19:00  - UCI Men Under 23

20:30 - UCI Women Elite

Sunday, January 30th (Irish Time)

17:00 - UCI Men Juniors


The purpose-built course at Centennial Park is just over 3 kilometres in length featuring short steep hills and obstacles to challenge the riders.  The course includes a steep hill with 17% gradients, a staircase and many other technical sections that will make for exciting racing. 

Irish Squad

Elite Women

Maria Larkin

U23 Men

Sean Nolan 

Dean Harvey

Junior Men

Liam O’Brien

Travis Harkness