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2017 Pro Road Tour Calendar Released

release by US Cycling

October 22, 2016 – USA Cycling announces the 2017 Pro Road Tour (PRT) calendar, which features a tighter and more geographically convenient lineup of events since the 2016 merger of the National Racing Calendar (NRC) and National Criterium Calendar (NCC).

“We have had input from the Pro Road Committee and various teams, athletes and race directors, including a sit-down meeting in May, and we feel that this lineup of events is an excellent step in the second year of the Pro Road Tour,” said Micah Rice, Vice President of Events, USA Cycling. “We had a great first year of the PRT last year, and we feel that 2017 will allow for some excellent racing.”

2017 Pro Road Tour:

Date Event Location Classification
March 30-April 2 Joe Martin Stage Race Fayetteville, Ark. UCI 2.2 M/W
April 8-9 Alabama Cycling Classic presents the Sunny King Criterium and McClellan Road Race Anniston, Ala. M/W
April 19-23 Tour of the Gila Silver City, N.M. UCI 2.2 M/W
April 30 Dana Point Grand Prix of Cycling Dana Point, Calif. M/W
May 3-7 Redlands Bicycle Classic Redlands, Calif. M/W
May 28 Winston-Salem Classic Criterium Winston-Salem, N.C. M/W
May 29 Winston-Salem Road Race Winston-Salem, N.C. UCI 1.1 M/W
June 4 Philadelphia International Cycling Classic Philadelphia, Pa. UCI 1.1 Men
June 9-11 Saint Francis Tulsa Tough Tulsa, Okla. M/W
June 14-18 North Star Grand Prix Minneapolis, Minn. M/W
July 14 Chrono Kristin Armstrong Time Trial Boise, Idaho UCI 1.2 M/W
July 15 ASWB Twilight Criterium Boise, Idaho M/W
July 19-23 Cascade Classic Bend, Ore. UCI 2.2 M/W
July 31-Aug. 6 Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah Utah UCI 2.HC Men
Aug. 10-13 Tour of Colorado Colorado UCI 2.HC Men
Aug. 19 Rochester Twilight Criterium Rochester, N.Y. M/W
Aug. 24-27 Tour of the Commonwealth Virginia UCI 2.1 Men
Sept. 1-4 Gateway Cup St. Louis, Mo. M/W
Sept. 9 Reading 120 Reading, Pa. UCI 1.2 Men
Sept. 10 Doylestown Criterium Doylestown, Pa. M/W
Sept. 16 Mayor’s Cup Boston Boston, Mass. M/W


The revamp of the 2017 calendar aims to eliminate weekends with multiple events and make racing more geographically convenient for teams, allowing them to compete as much as possible from March to September. Given the order and timing of the 2017 PRT, teams can get to a greater amount of races relative to the overall schedule in a more cost-effective manner.

In the event that two or more events fell on the same weekend when creating the 2017 calendar, USA Cycling looked at a number of factors printed as selection criteria in the published bid packet. Size of event, media market/footprint, level of event production, popularity among riders and teams, spectator count—including on-site, broadcast and social media engagement, event history and other criteria were taken into account.

 

DATE EVENT LOCATION EVENT TYPE MEN/WOMEN
April 2 Sunny King Criterium — Results Anniston, AL Criterium M/W
April 3 Anniston Fort McClellan Road Race — Results Anniston, AL Road Race M/W
April 6-10 Redlands Bicycle Classic — Results Redlands, CA Stage Race M/W
Apr. 21-24 Joe Martin Stage Race — Results Fayetteville, AR UCI 2.2 Stage Race M/W
April 30 Charlotte Criterium — Results Charlotte, NC Criterium M/W
April 30 Dana Point Grand Prix of Cycling — Results Dana Point, CA Criterium Men only
May 4-8 Tour of the Gila — Results Silver City, NM UCI 2.2 Stage Race M/W
May 14 Wilmington Grand Prix — Results Wilmington, DE Criterium M/W
May 29 Winston-Salem Classic Criterium — Results Winston-Salem, NC Criterium M/W
May 30 Winston-Salem Classic Road Race — Results Winston-Salem, NC UCI 1.1/1.2 Road Race M/W
June 3 The Oklahoma City Pro-Am Classic — Results Oklahoma City, OK Criterium M/W
June 5 Philadelphia International Cycling Classic — Results Philadelphia, PA UCI 1.1 Road Race Men only
June 10-12 Saint Francis Tulsa Tough — Results Tulsa, OK Criterium Omnium M/W
June 11-12 Air Force Association Cycling Classic — Results Arlington, VA Criterium Omnium M/W
June 15-19 North Star Grand Prix — Results Minneapolis, MN Stage Race M/W
June 25-26 Tour of America’s Dairyland — Results Wauwatosa, WI Criterium Omnium M/W
July 16 Andersen Banducci Twilight Criterium — Results Boise, ID Criterium M/W
July 21-24 Cascade Cycling Classic — Results Bend, OR UCI 2.2 Stage Race Women Only
July 23-24 Intelligentsia Cup powered by SRAM — Results Lake Bluff/Chicago, IL Criterium Omnium M/W
August 6 Littleton Twilight Criterium — Results Littleton, CO Criterium M/W
August 13 Rochester Twilight Criterium — Results Rochester, NY Criterium M/W
August 27 Chris Thater Memorial — Results Binghamton, NY Criterium M/W
September 2-5 The TSG Realty Gateway Cup — Results St. Louis, MO Criterium Omnium M/W
September 10 The Reading 120 — Results Reading, PA UCI 1.2 Road Race Men Only
September 11 Thompson Criterium of Doylestown — Results Doylestown, PA Criterium M/W
September 17 Mayor’s Cup Boston — Results Boston, MA Criterium M/W




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