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The 2019 USA CRITS Series will unfold under the lights starting with the ASWD Twilight Criterium in Boise this coming Saturday, July 13, followed by the Salt Lake Criterium (July 20th), San Rafael Sunset Criterium (July 27th), Littleton Twilight Criterium (August 3rd) and concludes with the Benchmark Twilight Cycling Classic (August 10th).
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21 D1 teams (11 men’s and 10 women’s) have been competing for the overall championship and leader jerseys, which started after the March Pre-Season Hammerfest race in Birmingham, AL.
It is a battle of three with any one race capable of making the difference. Hagens Berman | Supermint currently has the lead with last year’s runner-up Colavita/Bialetti Women’s Pro Cycling Team less than 200 points back and DNA Pro Cycling just 150 points further.
It is a race of three for the men as well, but don’t count out the fourth place squad Aevolo as they have been surprising people all season long. Team CLIF Bar Cycling and ButcherBox Cycling are separated by just a few points with Texas Roadhouse just over 100 points behind them.
Colavita Race for Orange – Individual Leader
The orange jersey goes to the overall individual Series leader. Finish placement, mid-race points primes, and laps led accumulate the score for the leaders.
Playing the game to perfection, Hagens Berman | Supermint has Starla Teddergreen in Orange as they work to capture key mid-race points and ensure strong finishes for their leader.
Tom Gibbons of Automatic Racing has had strong finishes at every race and picked up lap and prime points along the way to put him in Orange, with Connor Sallee of ButcherBox Cycling within reach should Gibbons falter.
BikeReg Lap Leader
The lap leader competition is about aggressive racing. It’s about time on or off the front of the field. The leader sports the blue jersey.
Hagens Berman | Supermint has a strong hold on all three top positions as they are, by far, the most aggressive women’s team. Long breakaway efforts have Lily Williams looking to be untouchable in the top spot.
The same holds true for Texas Roadhouse. Long break efforts from Summerhill and Holloway have them sitting firmly first and second.
Jakroo Young Rider
The young rider competition puts a spotlight on the future of the sport under the age of 25.
The Aevelo squad is dedicated to young rider development, and Cade Bickmore has been around the sticky end of the races all season. He is in a close battle with Team CLIF Bar rider Owen Gillot for the grey jersey.
Natalia Franco, Colavita/Bialetti Pro Women’s Cycling, has a slim lead on Michaela Drummond of DNA Pro Cycling for the women with Natalia’s teammate Laurel Rathbun sitting in third.