July 3, 2006 – On July 9th, one week after the National Road Cycling Championships in Quebec, Elite bicycle racers will compete in the Nella/Cramaro Hamilton Classic. General Classification (overall placings) will be determined by total elapsed time after two races (stages). In the morning, Alberton-Langford-Alberton. A flat, fast individual time trial course (ITT – 15 km) will no doubt sort out the field. The afternoon and evening races (60 – 80 km) are featured on a gentile 5 km circuit just South of Rymal Road. Start / Finish line action will be found on Twenty Road between Nebo Road and Glover Road. Time bonuses offered during the Nella/Cramaro Circuit Races will give the road race sprint specialists their chance to share in the $8 500.00 cash prizes. Not quite a criterium, but fans will be thrilled by the multiple passes of the peleton and the sprints for points and time bonuses. All OCA/CCA/UCI elite road race categories will be recognized. On-line pre registration only.
Enter now at http://www.eventsonline.ca/events/hamilton_classic/. Visit www.hamiltoncycling.com for latest details and a complete Technical Guide. The Hamilton Cycling Club would like to thank Gus Nella and Martin Cramaro for their passionate support of bicycle racing in Hamilton. Also, thank you to the City of Hamilton (S.E.A.T.) and our other venue partners for their invaluable contribution to this event.