New races added to the USA Cycling Pro XCT for 2010
“The 2010 Pro XCT will provide one of the best calendars of quality UCI mountain bike races we’ve had in many years,” stated USA Cycling CEO Steve Johnson. “We are committed to our long-stated goals of providing athletes with consistent top-level competition opportunities, increasing exposure for mountain biking domestically and maximizing U.S. start spots at the sport’s highest stages; and the Pro XCT national calendar provides a sustainable platform to help accomplish these goals.”
March 27: US Cup Fontana – Fontana, Calif.
April 18: Sea Otter Classic – Monterey, Calif.
May 29: Mellow Johnny’s Classic – Dripping Springs, Texas
June 26: Subaru Cup – Mt. Morris, Wis.
July 9-11: Carmichael Training Systems International Classic – Colorado Springs, Colo.
About the USA Cycling Pro Mountain Bike Cross Country Tour (Pro XCT)
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 road, track, mountain bike, BMX, and cyclo-cross. Created in 2009 to consistently provide world-class athletes with a competitive arena on American soil, the USA Cycling Pro Mountain Bike Cross Country Tour (Pro XCT) consists of six UCI sanctioned events in 2010. As the top national-level cross country mountain bike calendar in the country, the Pro XCT recognizes the best professional cross country teams and athletes competing on U.S. soil by employing a season-long rankings system to identify overall men’s and women’s series leaders. Upon completion of the calendar, the overall winners are recognized as the best professional cross country athletes in the nation and will be awarded a spot on the 2010 U.S. Mountain Bike World Championship squad. For more information on the USA Cycling Pro Mountain Bike Cross Country Tour, visit www.usacycling.org/proxct.
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