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USA Cycling Partners with the EuroCrossAcademy for 2023-2024 Cyclocross Season

By: Angelina Palermo  November 09, 2023

EuroCrossAcademy is set to partner with the USA Cycling National Team competing in European cyclocross racing blocks during the 2023-2024 season.

USA Cycling and EuroCrossAcademy (ECA) will partner for cyclocross junior development throughout the 2023-2024 season. The common goal of USA Cycling and ECA is to focus on long-term, holistic development for junior athletes through a character-driven curriculum and a process-to-performance philosophy.

The partnership will kick off for the team’s first race at the Troyes World Cup in France on November 19th. The team will finish their first block the following weekend at the Dublin World Cup in Ireland and return home to finish preparing for the 2023 USA Cycling National Championships in Louisville, Ky. held December 5-10. Then, it’s back across the pond for the Americans to compete in the traditional December block with two UCI Cyclocross World Cups in Namur and Antwerp and a few other high-level European events. The season will conclude at the 2024 UCI Cyclocross World Championships in Tabor, Czech Republic on February 3-4.

Jim Miller, USA Cycling’s Chief of Sport Performance, said, “This collaboration with EuroCrossAcademy will be crucial in the development and guidance of young cyclocross athletes for this upcoming season racing in Europe. We’re excited to once again work alongside Geoff Proctor and ECA.”

Founded by Geoff Proctor in 2003, ECA strives to develop strong cyclocross student-athletes, both domestically and in Europe. Proctor and his team have been hosting summer domestic training camps and European competition programs for nearly two decades in an effort to bridge the gap between domestic racing and international competition for young athletes.

Proctor, Founder of ECA, said, “Gaining World Cup experience is an important development step for our aspiring junior riders. ECA looks forward to this opportunity to collaborate with USA Cycling and provide these junior race blocks in Europe. We’re all excited to help these athletes learn and grow.”

Follow @eurocrossacademyig and @usacycling throughout the year to keep up on roster announcements and race updates as the season progresses.