New National Criterium Series Announces Full Schedule for 2022


COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado. – On January 26, a core group of cycling stakeholders announced the full calendar of 10 events for a new national criterium series after announcing the founding events in December. The new events in the series are the Sunny King Criterium in Anniston, Ala., the MVP Health Care Rochester Twilight Criterium in Rochester, N.Y., The Harlem Skyscraper Cycling Classic in Harlem, N.Y., and part of Intelligentsia Cup in Lake Bluff, Ill. 

Salt Lake Criterium, USA CRITS series held downtown Holladay City (Photo by Dave Richards,
Salt Lake Criterium, USA CRITS series held downtown Holladay City (Photo by Dave Richards,

“We’re excited to be back to racing and to be included in the inaugural year for this series,” said Richard Cox, the Race Director for the Harlem Skyscraper Classic. “Our event has been around since 1973, the second oldest bike race in the U.S., and to be recognized as one of the top criteriums in America is a great honor. We’re looking forward to welcoming teams, racers, and spectators from across the country to Harlem in June.” 

As mentioned previously, the new series will offer $100,000 in overall prize money, equally split between the men and women in addition to individual event prize purses. All events in the series are committed to awarding equal prize money for the pro men’s and women’s fields in their prospective races. The additional information, including the official series name, is being finalized and will be announced in the coming weeks. 

Sunny King CriteriumApril 9Anniston, AL
MVP Health Care Rochester Twilight CriteriumMay 21Rochester, NY
Saint Francis Tulsa ToughJune 10*Tulsa, OK
Harlem Skyscraper Cycling ClassicJune 19Harlem, NY
Bailey & Glasser LLP Twilight CriteriumJuly 9Boise, ID
Salt Lake City CriteriumJuly 16*Salt Lake City, UT
Intelligentsia CupJuly 30*Lake Bluff, IL
Littleton CriteriumAugust 6Littleton, CO
Momentum IndyAugust 27*Indianapolis, IN
Bommarito Audi Gateway CupSeptember 5*Saint Louis, MO
  • Specified series date for multi-day events.

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