The newest cycling series in the U.S. officially has a name, the American Criterium Cup. The core group of cycling stakeholders, including criterium race directors and USA Cycling, which announced the full ten-event calendar in January, has officially announced the series name.
The series kicks off with the Sunny King Criterium in Anniston, Ala. on April 9th. The next event, MVP Health Care Rochester Twilight Festival, is coming May 21st in Rochester, N.Y. A full schedule of events can be found below.
The American Criterium Cup will offer $100,000 in overall prize money, equally split between the men and women in addition to individual event prize purses. All events in the series are committed to awarding equal prize money for the pro men’s and women’s fields in their prospective races.
Events to Be Live-Streamed
In addition, each event in the series will be live-streamed for fans to watch. Details on the streaming of each event are being finalized and will be announced soon.
|Sunny King Criterium||April 9||Anniston, AL|
|MVP Health Care Rochester Twilight Festival||May 21||Rochester, NY|
|Saint Francis Tulsa Tough||June 10-12||Tulsa, OK|
|Harlem Skyscraper Cycling Classic||June 19||Harlem, NY|
|Bailey & Glasser Twilight Criterium||July 9||Boise, ID|
|Salt Lake City Criterium||July 16-17||Salt Lake City, UT|
|Intelligentsia Cup||July 30||Lake Bluff, IL|
|Littleton Criterium p/b Audi Denver||August 6||Littleton, CO|
|IU Health Momentum Indy||August 27-28||Indianapolis, IN|
|The Bommarito Audi Gateway Cup||September 2-5||Saint Louis, MO|