Just In: UCI Rule May Cause Verge And NACT Cyclocross Series To Be Banned
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The Verge and NACT cyclocross race series face an uncertain future. Due to a little-known and heretofore unenforced (in the States) UCI rule stating that a UCI cyclocross series may have a total of only eight races, two of America’s most prestigious and well-attended ‘cross series may be BANNED. According to Verge series promoter Adam Myerson, the possibility of the ban was brought to his attention by USA Cycling just hours ago. Apparently the rule has been on the books for years, but has never been enforced because it isn’t really applicable to any of the ‘cross series in the United States. But now, not only is the rule going to be enforced going forward, but a retroactive ban will apply to ‘cross series that violated the rule in 2010, meaning the Verge series, the NACT series, and others like them could suffer from lack of UCI status in 2011.