USA Cycling Pro Road Tour introduced

  
  


(Feb. 12, 2016) – USA Cycling announced Friday 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.
 
The 2015 NRC ended at the rainy Reading 120.
The 2016 Pro Road Tour begins April 2.

“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.

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