A look at this weekend’s Cyclocross races – 17th & 18th September 2022

Maghalie Rochette CX Balint Hamvas

Cyclocross races this weekend

The highest ranked cyclocross race this weekend is the first day of the Virginia’s Blue Ridge Go Cross on Saturday but traditionally, the Exact Cross series has the higher prestige. If Exact Cross doesn’t ring a bell, the series was known as the Ethias Cross last season and has new title sponsors for 2022-2023. Exact, originally a Dutch company that supports SMEs and accountants with software, has committed itself as a title partner for two seasons. The calendar has 3 quick races early on before decamping until mid-December. All races will be shown on VTM in Belgium and Eurosport/GCN elsewhere.

The early part of the season sees a quite heavy focus on racing in America and that will continue for a few more weeks as well leading into the first World Cup event of the season at Waterloo on 9th October 2022. Some European riders will make the trip over, particularly as we get closer to the Waterloo race. Expect to see a mix of well-known names and others less so to European followers of cyclocross.

Saturday 17th September 2022

Sunday 18th September 2022

Where to watch this weekend's Cyclocross races on TV?

USCX Cyclocross – Virginia’s Blue Ridge Go Cross (19:30-22:00 both days)
Exact Cross Kruibeke – Polderscross (15:15-17:45)

All times are in BST

Which key riders are racing?


Exact Cross Kruibeke – Polderscross
Eli Iserbyt
Lars van der Haar
Michael Vanthourenhout
Laurens Sweeck
Niels Vandeputte

USCX Cyclocross – Virginia’s Blue Ridge Go Cross Day 1 & 2
Vincent Baestens
Curtis White
Kerry Werner
Eric Brunner

Kleeberg Cross Mechelen
Pim Ronhaar
David Haverdings
Diether Sweeck


Exact Cross Kruibeke – Polderscross
Sanne Cant
Denise Betsema
Fem van Empel
Annemarie Worst
Helene Clauzel
Marion Norbert Riberolle
Aniek van Alphen

USCX Cyclocross – Virginia’s Blue Ridge Go Cross Day 1 & 2
Maghalie Rochette
Raylyn Nuss
Caitlin Bernstein

Kleeberg Cross Mechelen
Inge van der Heijden
Aniek van Alphen
Hélène Clauzel
Leonie Bentveld
Xan Crees

Lorena Wiebes was originally scheduled to race Kleeberg Cross Mechelen but has been called up by her road team, Team DSM, to race the two-day AG Tour de la Semois instead. 

Australian National Championship
Peta Mullens