Clif Bar CrossVegas Preps for 8th year

America’s biggest cyclocross race, in fact the biggest cross race outside of Europe, prepares for an eighth edition in September. Clif Bar CrossVegas will be held Wednesday September 10 at Desert Breeze Soccer Complex in Las Vegas. What has become a spectacle as much as a cross race is held under the lights following the first day of the Interbike Show.

The 2013 edition raised a bar that will be tough to top with World Champion Sven Nys of Belgium putting on a clinic as he cruised to a solo victory in the Elite Men’s race. Katerina Nash scored her third CrossVegas win in a similar fashion crossing the finish almost half a minute ahead of her chasers.

In addition to the top talent from 12 nations, CrossVegas 2013 included course features like a new velodrome-inspired “Raleigh Ramp,” 2 different flyovers, 3 sets of stairs and the TRP Brake Zone barriers. Race director Brook Watts has hinted at a sand section for 2014 that would complete the “Circus-Maximus of Cyclocross.”

CrossVegas recently announced new opportunities for sponsorships that can fit the needs of companies big or small. Sponsorships range from VIP hospitality packages that are considered the best entertainment value in Las Vegas to larger course feature sponsorships. Watts stressed that packages can be tailored to individual needs. “We recognize that every sponsor has different goals and budgetary constraints so we work to fit those.”

A complete sponsorship overview can be seen at

Complete information about CrossVegas can be found at Registration for all categories, including the Wheelers & Dealers race, opens Tuesday August 5.

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