UCI racing will come to the Co Tipperary town of Clonmel over the weekend of the 16th and 17th of October with the first edition of the world ranked Cross Clonmel. The race builds on successful previous editions of the race that was part for the Munster Cyclo Cross league and will be hosted by Clonmel Cycling Club.

As the only world ranked cyclocross event to be held in Ireland in 2021 this will be the biggest race in the country and will look to attract riders from home and abroad in search of valuable world ranking points.  

The race will be held in Powerstown Park in Clonmel the famous racehorse and coursing venue which provides an ideal setting that gives a challenging course and ideal transport links to make sure its not a long way to Tipperary!

There will be UCI ranked races on the 17th for junior men and womens and elite men and women. There will be a large focus on underage racing during the weekend with a full complement of underage age races on both the 16th and 17th.  There will be M40, M50 and M60 races and support races on the 17th as well as an additional support race on Saturday the 16th for all categories who want a leg loosener before the big races on the Sunday.

The races have attracted sponsorship from a broad range of companies who will be announced shortly.

Entries are now open on the Cycling Ireland portal, any international riders who wish to take part are asked to get in touch with race organiser John Dempsey on j.dempsey@vergesport.com