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USA Cycling Announces Pro Road Tour

24 Mar, 2016


USA Cycling announced the naming of the USA Cycling Pro Road Tour (PRT), a combination of the former National Racing Calendar (NRC) and National Criterium Calendar (NCC), and introduced the tour’s new point structure.

“We are proud to unveil the new USA Cycling Pro Road Tour, which will showcase the top American teams and riders on the road starting in 2016,” said Micah Rice, USA Cycling Vice President of National Events. “Thank you to our team of race directors and U.S.-based teams for giving valuable input in implementing this exciting new change in the American road cycling scene.”
 
This USA Cycling Pro Road Tour combines stage races, road races, omniums and criteriums across the country from April to September.
 
2016 USA Cycling Pro Road Tour:

Dates

Event

Location

Event Type

Men/Women

April 2

Sunny King Criterium

Anniston, Ala.

Criterium

M/W

April 3

Anniston Fort McClellan Road Race

Anniston, Ala.

Road Race

M/W

April 6-10

Redlands Bicycle Classic

Redlands, Calif.

Stage Race

M/W

April 21-24

Joe Martin Stage Race

Fayetteville, Ark.

Stage Race – UCI 2.2

M/W

April 30

Charlotte Criterium

Charlotte, N.C.

Criterium

M/W

April 30

10th Annual Dana Point Grand Prix of Cycling

Dana Point, Calif.

Criterium

M/W

May 4-8

Tour of the Gila

Silver City, N.M.

Stage Race – UCI 2.2

M/W

May 14

Wilmington Grand Prix

Wilmington, Del.

Criterium

M/W

May 29

Winston-Salem Classic Criterium

Winston-Salem, N.C.

Criterium

M/W

May 30

Winston-Salem Classic Road Race

Winston-Salem, N.C.

Road Race – UCI 1.1

M/W

June 3

The Oklahoma City Pro-Am Classic

Oklahoma City, Okla.

Criterium

M/W

June 5

Philadelphia International Cycling Classic

Philadelphia, Pa.

Road Race – UCI 1.1

Men only

June 10-12

Saint Francis Tulsa Tough

Tulsa, Okla.

Criterium Omnium

M/W

June 11-12

Air Force Association Cycling Classic

Arlington, Va.

Criterium Omnium

M/W

June 15-19

North Star Grand Prix

Minneapolis, Minn.

Stage Race

M/W

June 25-26

Tour of America’s Dairyland

Wauwatosa, Wis.

Criterium Omnium

M/W

July 16

Andersen Banducci Twilight Criterium

Boise, Idaho

Criterium

M/W

July 21-24

Cascade Cycling Classic

Bend, Ore.

Stage Race – UCI 2.2

Women only

July 23-24

Intelligentsia Cup powered by SRAM

Lake Bluff, Ill.

Criterium, Omnium

M/W

Aug. 6

Littleton Criterium

Littleton, Colo.

Criterium

M/W

Aug. 13

Rochester Twilight Criterium

Rochester, N.Y.

Criterium

M/W

Aug. 27

Chris Thater Memorial

Binghamton, N.Y.

Criterium

M/W

Sept. 2-5

The TSG Realty Gateway Cup

St. Louis, Mo.

Criterium Omnium

M/W

Sept. 10

Reading 120

Reading, Pa.

Road Race – UCI 1.2

Men only

Sept. 11

Thompson Criterium of Doylestown

Doylestown, Pa.

Criterium

M/W

Sept. 17

TD Bank Mayor’s Cup

Boston, Mass.

Criterium

M/W

POINTS SYSTEM:  The USA Cycling Pro Road Tour will operate on a points-based ranking system to determine standings order. Points will be weighted by event length, UCI level and other factors to score individual riders and teams. Click here for the PRT Points Table.
 
For questions, please contact National Events Manager Tara McCarthy at tmccarthy@usacycling.org

About USA Cycling: Recognized by the United States Olympic Committee and the Union Cycliste Internationale, USA Cycling is the official governing body for all disciplines of competitive cycling in the United States, including BMX, cyclo-cross, mountain bike, road and track. As a membership-based organization, USA Cycling comprises 64,000 members; 3,000+ clubs and teams; and 34 local associations. The national governing body sanctions over 2,600 competitive and non-competitive events throughout the U.S. each year and is responsible for the identification, development, and support of American cyclists. To learn more about USA Cycling, visit usacycling.org.

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