With inclement weather threatening to cause flooding in the lower-lying areas of Eva Bandman park, the venue for the UCI Cyclocross World Championship races, the schedule of events has been truncated and accelerated, with both the mens and women’s Elite races now taking place on Saturday.
Men’s Start Time: 2:30 p.m.
Women’s Start Time: 11:00 a.m.
Here’s the anouncement from the Louisville 2013 organizers:
Louisville, KY – February 1, 2013. Forecast data from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) project that high water levels in the Ohio River will cause Beargrass Creek to flood the low lying areas of Eva Bandman Park in Louisville, Ky, in the early hours on Sunday morning and that water level will continue to rise for the next 48 hours.
Extraordinary measures, including the construction of a temporary barrier, are ongoing to ensure that the 2013 UCI Cyclo-cross World Championships races will still be held in their entirety. The Organizing Committee and the UCI together took the decision to revise the schedule. All four races will be held on Saturday February 2, starting with Men Juniors at 9:45 a.m., Elite Women at 11 a.m., Men Under-23 at 12:30 p.m., and Elite Men at 2:30 p.m. (All times are Eastern Standard.) All Sunday tickets will be honored at the gate on Saturday which will open at 8 a.m.
Also, be sure to check back on Saturday for the live stream of the race: