Walmart Inc. is the Title Partner of the 2022 UCI Cyclo-cross World Championships, which will take place in Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA from 28-30 January next.
Next year’s staging of the UCI Cyclo-cross World Championships in the USA will be only the second time the country has hosted the event in its 72-year history.
Some 300 cyclists representing 25 nations will be competing for UCI World Championship titles in Men and Women Elite, Men and Women Under 23, Men and Women Juniors, and Team Relay events – with the latter being included for the first time.
UCI President David Lappartient said: “We are delighted and proud that the 2022 edition of the UCI Cyclo-cross World Championships, the discipline’s annual flagship event, can count on the support of Walmart, the largest retailer in the world. The arrival of an economic player of this stature is testimony not only to the discipline’s appeal but also, more broadly, to that of cycling, whose societal benefits are increasingly being recognized.”
Kim Tunick, Senior Director, Brand Experiences and Partnerships, at Walmart said: “We are proud to be the Title Partner of the 2022 UCI Cyclo-cross World Championships that will be held in Northwest Arkansas, where our company was founded nearly 60 years ago. This sponsorship demonstrates our commitment to the community and promoting healthy and active lifestyles for our customers and associates. We are excited to be a partner for this world-class event.”
Molly Rawn, CEO of Experience Fayetteville, the local host for the 2022 UCI Cyclo-cross World Championships, said: “We are very pleased to have Walmart as a valuable partner in bringing the UCI Cyclo-cross World Championships to Fayetteville and Northwest Arkansas, and greatly appreciate their support. With the world-class venue and course that has been built, we anticipate hosting many more exciting cycling events in the area in the years ahead.”