From Athens to Atlantic City
USA CRITS Announces FinalsA$100,000 purse and final points competition will be on the line September 15, 2018 in the Garden State at the Atlantic City Resurgence Fest Criterium, host of the 2018 USA CRITS Series Finals. Twenty of America’s elite men’s and women’s cycling teams will be competing for the Series-ending purse and a one-day prize list of $50,000 awarded by the organizers of the Atlantic City Resurgence Fest.
Beginning in Athens, Georgia on April 28, 2018, the USA CRITS Series is the premiere road cycling series in the United States. The Series features American style criteriums, the most spectator-friendly and enduring form of bicycle racing in the country. The eleven coast-to-coast, locally-originated races combine the highest levels of cycling with urban street fairs and festivals, while showcasing some of America’s most vibrant downtown districts.
The #racefororange culminates with teams rolling to the start/finish at the historic Steel Pier on the Atlantic City Boardwalk. The Colavita Leader’s Jersey and other Series jerseys will be awarded at a post event banquet.
The Atlantic City Resurgence Fest Criterium will be part of a city-wide weekend festival that includes live band performances, food and beer offerings, and an outdoor demo and expo.
We are excited to bring professional racing back to Atlantic City and to showcase the dynamic transformation taking place in this historic American destination.Ryan Oelkers, g4 Productions, director of the Atlantic City Resurgence Fest Criterium
The festival cycling events will also include a recreational ride, amateur racing, and an end-of-the-season banquet for D1 teams, sponsors, and media.
“We are excited to bring professional racing back to Atlantic City and to showcase the dynamic transformation taking place in this historic American destination,” says Ryan Oelkers of g4 Productions, director of the Atlantic City Resurgence Fest Criterium.
All Series races will be streamed on USACRITS.tv, a membership-based live-viewing experience. Membership provides a sustainable source to support elite cycling athletes and free-to-attend events. This new offering in 2018 is comprised of over 20 days of live criterium racing and access to dozens of other events as video on demand (VOD).
The 10 USA CRITS Series Points Races leading up to the Atlantic City Resurgence Fest Criterium are:
Athens Orthopedic Clinic (AOC) Twilight Criterium
Saturday, April 28, 2018 – Athens, GA
Winston Salem Cycling Classic
Saturday, May 26, 2018 – Winston-Salem, NC
Oklahoma City Pro-Am Classic: Midtown
Friday, June 1, 2018 – Oklahoma City, OK
Harlem Skyscraper Cycling Classic
Sunday, June 17, 2018 – New York, NY
Natural State Criterium Series: New American Town Criterium
Friday, July 6, 2018 – Bentonville, AR
Andersen Schwartzman Woodard Brailsford Twilight Criterium
Saturday, July 14, 2018 – Boise, ID
San Rafael Sunset Criterium
Saturday, July 28, 2018 – San Rafael, CA
Littleton Twilight Criterium
Saturday, August 4, 2018 – Littleton, CO
Benchmark Twilight Cycling Classic
Saturday, August 11, 2018 – West Chester, PA
Gateway Cup: Giro Della Montagna
Sunday, September 2, 2018 – St Louis, MO