New points and awards structure
for 2012 USA CRITS
Two categories of races will create the 2012 USA CRITS events:
USA CRITS TEAM races will add points to the overall team standings only and will be held in conjunction with select USA CRITS Championship Series events.
A new concept for 2012 that has been in the works since the inception of USA CRITS is the Team Expense and Management fund (TEAM). A year-long prize list will be awarded to the men’s individual overall standings, while a separate purse will be awarded to men’s teams based on TEAM standings, with the hope these prizes can further assist teams with race expenses.
At this point in time, an overall prize list will apply to the men’s peloton only unless additional funds can be secured.
Six USA CRITS TEAM races are in the works, with the first being held in Roswell, GA the day after the Terrapin Twilight Criterium, followed by two days in St. Louis surrounding the Tour de Grove. Points earned at both USA CRITS Championship Series events and TEAM races will be calculated into a team’s overall. A full schedule will be finalized by the end of 2011.
The point structure for USA CRITS TEAM races is the same as that utilized for USA CRITS Championship Series events. TEAM standings are calculated by taking the top four rider’s points from each USA CRITS Championship Series event and from each USA CRITS TEAM race.