USA Cycling announces dates & locations for 2013 NTC


Colorado Springs, Colo. (January 11, 2013) — USA Cycling on Friday announced its 2013 USA Cycling National Track Calendar (NTC). The event spans seven events at velodromes nationwide beginning on May 17 with the Matrix Track Cup p/b Richardson Bike Mart at the Superdrome in Frisco, Texas before culminating with the Grand Prix at the VELO Sports Center in Carson, Calif.

Zac Kovalcik will look to defend his title as men's endurance leader on the 2013 USA Cycling National Track Calendar. (Photo by Dennis Crane)
Zac Kovalcik will look to defend his title as men's endurance leader on the 2013 USA Cycling National Track Calendar. (Photo by Dennis Crane)
The calendar’s second event is the Fixed Gear Classic from June 6-8 at the National Sports Center Velodrome in Blaine, Minn. The following week, the calendar spins into the $2500 Midwest Challenge at MTV which will be held June 14-15 at the Major Taylor Velodrome. The first west coast date on the calendar is slated for June 28-29 at the Hellyer Velodrome Challenge in San Jose, Calif. The country’s best track sprinters will contest the U.S. Grand Prix of Sprinting on July 12-13 at the Velodrome at Memorial Park in Colorado Springs, Colo. On July 19-21, the riders will head to the Pacific northwest to compete in the Marymoor Grand Prix at the Marymoor Velodrome in Redmond, Wash. The calendar’s penultimate event – scheduled between the national championships – will be the Grand Prix on Sept. 14 at the VELO Sports Center.

"We are excited to kick off the second year of the NTC," National Events Manager Tony Leko said. "Last year's calendar generated a lot of buzz, and we look forward to building off of that enthusiasm with another great lineup of top-level American races."

In 2012, USA Cycling crowned four people who topped the final NTC standings. Zachary Kovalcik (Portland, Ore./Sizzle Pie Cycling p/b Veloforma) and Cari Higgins (Boulder, Colo./Exergy Twenty12) topped the men’s and women’s endurance standings, respectively. On the sprint side, Giddeon Massie (Cypress, Calif./Bike Religion) and Tela Crane (Sammamish, Wash./Broadmark Capital) emerged as the nation’s best.

The endurance riders will compete in points race, scratch race, individual pursuit, Madison and team pursuit. The sprinters will contest the match sprint, time trial and keirin.

Date Event Location Endurance Events Sprint Events
May 17-19 Matrix Track Cup p/b Richardson Bike Mart The Superdrome at Frisco PR, SR, IP MS, TT
June 6-8 Fixed Gear Classic NSC Velodrome PR, SR, Mad MS, TS, K
June 14-15 $2,500 Midwest Challenge at MTV Major Taylor Velodrome PR, SR, IP K, TT
June 28-29 Hellyer Velodrome Challenge Hellyer Velodrome PR, SR, TP, Mad MS, K, TT
July 12-13 U.S. Grand Prix of Sprinting Velodrome at Memorial Park   MS, TS, K
July 19-21 Marymoor Grand Prix Marymoor Velodrome PR, SR, TP, Mad MS, TS, K, TT
Sept. 15 Grand Prix VELO Sports Center PR, SR, Mad MS, K

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