cross-countryThe first USIC Cross Country championship was held in 1956 in Brétigny (FRA).
France was the first USIC champion.

The data of all championships:

 

      Men Women
Year City Country Championship Champion Championship Champion
1956 Brétigny FRA 1 FRA    
1959 Courcelles BEL 2 USSR    
1962 Leipzig DDR 3 USSR    
1965 Bellinzona SUI 4 USSR    
1968 Varna BUL 5 USSR    
1972 Bergen NOR 6 USSR    
1976 Dourdan FRA 7 BEL    
1980 Karlsruhe BRD 8 BEL    
1984 Vught NED 9 FRA    
1988 Oostende BEL 10  FRA    
1992 Cambridge GBR 11 FRA    
1996 Varna BUL 12 FRA    
2000 Benesov CZE 13 POL    
2004 Antwerpen BEL 14 POL    
2008 Česká Třebová CZE 15 IND    
2016 Tisvildeleje DEN 16 IND 1 IND