GCN and USCX Cyclocross Series announce global broadcast partnership
The USCX Cyclocross Series and Global Cycling Network have agreed a global partnership to broadcast all races live and ad-free.
As part of a multi-year agreement, each of the four rounds of the new North American series will be streamed across the GCN+ subscription platform. The coverage will include all C1 and C2 events, totalling eight races from four separate venues.
The series starts in Rochester, New York, at Rochester Cyclocross on 25-25 September, followed by Charm City in Baltimore, Maryland, on 2-3 October and Iowa City, Iowa, at the Jingle Cross three-day event on 15-17 October. The finale will be held at Kings CX in Cincinnati, Ohio, on 23-24 October.
Commenting on the partnership, USCX Series co-owner and Jingle Cross promoter John Meehan said: “The partnership with GCN is a huge step forward for cycling in North America. GCN does incredible work covering cycling events around the world and we are excited to work with them to share this eight-race, four-venue series with international audiences. The increase in exposure for the athletes, sponsors and local communities is crucial for the sport’s continued growth. We look forward to showcasing these great events to the world.”
Daniel Lloyd, GCN presenter and director of racing (pictured), said: “Without doubt, Cyclocross is one of the most exciting disciplines of bike racing and we’ve been a big supporter of it for some time. The partnership with USCX, a key US series, feels like a natural next step as we continue to evolve the GCN+ offering to bring a diverse range of content to cycling fans all over the world.”
Jeremy Powers, four-time USA Cyclocross National Champion and GCN presenter, said: “I’m ecstatic to see this partnership come to life – it really highlights the push we have happening again in American Cyclocross.
“With three World Cup rounds, The World Championships and now the eight-race USCX Series, this is a really exciting time for the sport in the US.
“With high-quality live streaming on GCN+, the coverage will help the sport grow, support our riders and give fans access to a premier series in North America!”