AusCycling | 2022 AusCycling CX National Series

2022 AusCycling CX National Series

SERIES UPDATE: 13/08/22

Additional information will be posted on this page as it becomes available in the next couple of weeks. Please refer to this page for regularly for series updates. 

About

The 2022 AusCycling CX National Series is a competition that includes a number of key cyclo-cross events which occur throughout the year.  The Series is designed to encourage participation and recognise individual rider achievement.

The scoring will be determined by the riders best six (6) rounds plus National Championships will be added together to determine an individual’s series points and the overall ranking. 


2022 CX National Events

Information on the eight (8) National Rounds is outlined below.

  • Location: Adelaide Superdrome, Gepps Cross, SA
  • Date: Saturday, 4 & Sunday 5 June
  • Host Club: Port Adelaide Cycling Club
  • Entry Portal - Entries Open
  1.  2022 AusCycling Cyclo-Cross National Series – Round 1 - Adelaide
  2. 2022 AusCycling Cyclo-Cross National Series – Round 2 - Adelaide
  • Location: Samford, Qld
  • Date: Saturday 18 & Sunday 19 June
  • Host Club: D’Aguilar Range Cycling Club
  • Additional Event Information
  • Entry Portal - Entries Open
  1. 2022 AusCycling Cyclo-Cross National Series - Round 3 - Samford
  2. 2022 AusCycling Cyclo-Cross National Series - Round 4 - Samford
  1. 2022 AusCycling Cyclo-Cross National Series - Round 5 - Creswick
  2. 2022 AusCycling Cyclo-Cross National Series - Round 6 - Creswick
  • Location: Ballarat, Vic
  • Date: Saturday 6 & Sunday 7 August
  • Host Club: Corporate Cycling
  • Additional Event Information
  • Entry Portal - Entries Open
  1. 2022 AusCycling Cyclo-Cross National Series - Round 7 - Ballarat
  2. 2022 AusCycling Cyclo-Cross National Series - Round 8 - Ballarat

SERIES STANDINGS

The 2022 AusCycling CX National Series will include eight (8) National Series Rounds (Gold) plus the National Championships (platinum). The scoring will be determined by the riders best six (6) rounds plus National Championships.  

  • Gold (National Events) - Eligible Riders receive x 1.0 point (per the points table)
  • Platinum (National Championships) - Eligible Riders receive x 1.5 points (per the points table)

Position

Points

Position

Points

Position

 Points

Position

Points

Position

Points

1st

80

11th

20

21st

10

31st

4

41st

2

2nd

65

12th

19

22nd

9

32nd

4

42nd

2

3rd

55

13th

18

23rd

8

33rd

4

43rd

2

4th

48

14th

17

24th

7

34th

4

44th

2

5th

43

15th

16

25th

6

35th

4

45th

1

6th

38

16th

15

26th

5

36th

3

46th

1

7th

33

17th

14

27th

5

37th

3

47th

1

8th

29

18th

13

28th

5

38th

3

48th

1

9th

25

19th

12

29th

5

39th

3

49th

1

10th

22

20th

11

30th

5

40th

3

50th

1

        

51st

1

        

DNF

1


Race Categories

The Series categories are based on a riders age as at the 31 December 2023. The Series will recognise categories on UCI age categories as outlined below:

2022 CX National Series Categories

Category

Code

Years

Elite (19 years and over)

ME; WE

2004 and older

Expert (19‐29 years)

MX; WX

1994 to 2004

Masters 1 (30‐34 years)

M1, W1

1989 to 1993

Masters 2 (35‐39 years)

M2, W2

1984 to 1988

Masters 3 (40‐44 years)

M3, W3

1979 to 1983

Masters 4 (45‐49 years)

M4, W4

1974 to 1978

Masters 5 (50‐54 years)

M5, W5

1969 to 1973

Masters 6 (55‐59 years)

M6, W6

1964 to 1968

Masters 7 (60‐64 years)

M7, W7

1959 to 1963

Masters 8 (65‐69 years)

M8, W8

1954 to 1958

Junior (18 years and under)

MJ, WJ

2005, 2006

U17 (16 years and under)

M17, W17

2007, 2008

U15 (14 years and under)

M15, W15

2009, 2010

U13 (11 & 12 years)

M13,W13

2011,2012

2022 CX National Championships Additional Categories

U23 (19 years – 22 years)

MU, WU

2001 - 2004

Under 23 (MU & WU) (19-22 years old) categories will be included in the 2022 AusCycling CX National Championships.  For Series rounds that offer an U23 category, points will be awarded and combined to the participants Under 23 National Series point score.

Participants may qualify for both an Elite ranking and Age-Group ranking for the National Series year if they have competed in each category. 

U23 or Masters riders may elect to race in the Elite category for any event however they will only earn Series points in the Elite category from those events where the individual raced in the Elite category. Points accumulated from non-elite categories do not count towards Elite Series points. 

Categories may be combined for race starts, in accordance with the AusCycling Technical Regulations but are to be awarded separately (Masters 1-3, Master 4+ etc).


Call Up

Call up order for Round 1 is as follows:

  1. Reigning National Champion
  2. Current UCI rankings
  3. Standings after 2021 AusCycling CX National Series Round 2

Call up order for all subsequent round call-ups will be done based on current 2022 National Series Rankings


AusCycling Cyclo-Cross Equipment Requirements 2022 Season

Below is a summary of the wheels, brakes & bike requirements for the 2022 Cyclo-Cross Season

Level 1 (Local, U13, U15)  

• Two wheels  

• Handlebar (dropped or straight-but no bar-ends that extend forward or upward)  

• Brakes, no forearm supports/extensions  

• Freewheel  

• Saddle  

• Pedalled in a circular motion, no power assist  

• No metal studs in tires  

Level 2 (Regional/National) 

• Level 1 Requirements plus,  

• Double triangle frame shape  

• Drop handlebars mandatory 

• Wheels same diameter  

• Tire width- 35 mm maximum (branded) 

Level 3 - UCI Regulations (National & International) 

UCI Categories 

• Elite, U23, Junior/U19 - Tire width 33 mm maximum (when inflated and ready to race). 

• Drop (traditional) handlebars only  

• Chain drive  

• 2 wheels, same diameter between 550 and 700 mm  

• Shifting mechanisms/brake levers (that don’t extend excessively to become a place to rest your forearms)  

Supporting Categories: 

• Masters, U17 – Level 2 Requirements apply. 

• U15, U13 – Level 1 Requirements apply. 

WHEN/WHERE  

UCI calendar races-UCI Regulations:  

o Elite, Juniors (U19), U23 riders. All of the UCI Regulations affecting bike equipment apply. For everyone else, see Level 1 Requirements.  

o Masters at Masters World Championships  

AusCycling National Championships & National Series 

o Level 3 Requirements - Elite, Junior (U19) and U23  

o Level 2 Requirements - Masters, U17 

o Level 1 Requirements - U13, U15  

AusCycling Local Events (which includes amateur events at a UCI level race):  

o Level 1 Requirements 


Membership Requirements:

All riders must hold an AusCycling Off-Road, or All Discipline Race Membership or purchase a Race Event membership (National Championships only).

Prizes and Awards:

Prizes may be awarded to the riders at each individual competition at the discretion of the Host Organisers. Prizes are not mandatory for series rounds.

Overall National Series awards will be presented by AusCycling in Wollongong at the conclusion of racing at the National Championships. Series awards are as follows:

All Categories1stJersey
All Categories1st - 3rdMedals


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