Cyclocross world championships director steps down

Brook Watts, the race organizer for the 2022 UCI Cyclocross World Championships in Fayetteville, has parted ways with the event.

Watts announced the news on Wednesday in a post on Twitter, and said he has also stepped down from organizing the 2021 UCI Cyclocross World Cup set for this fall.

Both events are scheduled to take place at Centennial Park, where a permanent, world-class cyclocross course is being built.

“For those who know me, my passion and commitment to the growth of cyclo-cross in the US has always been front and center,” Watts said. “In departing from my position as race organizer, I feel I’ve left a mark by designing a unique World Championship worthy course as well as a cyclo-cross park that will serve aspiring future champions. I remain dedicated to use my position of influence in the cyclo-cross community to fight for equity in racing, and to ensure that the sport is accepting and welcoming to all.”

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