Venues announced for Tour of America's Dairyland, June 21-July 1
The 11 host communities for the Tour of America's Dairyland, a traveling omnium competition running from June 21 to July 1, has been announced by event promoter Midwest Cycling Series, LLC. The tour, presented by the Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board, includes four dates on the USA Cycling National Criterium (NCC) calendar.
Tour of America's Dairyland schedule
Thurs., June 21: Shorewood Criterium Cycling Classic (pro men and women races only)
Fri., June 22: East Troy Cycling Classic (criterium)
Sat., June 23: Giro d' Grafton (criterium)
Sun., June 24: Waukesha Carl Zach Cycling Classic (criterium)
Mon., June 25: Greenbush Road Race
Tues., June 26: Schlitz Park Criterium (downtown Milwaukee)
Wed., June 27: Town of Erin Road Race
Thurs., June 28: Sheboygan Harbor Centre Bike Race (NCC event)
Fri., June 29: Fond du Lac Gran Prix (criterium; NCC event)
Sat., June 30: Downer Classic (Milwaukee's eastside; NCC event)
Sun., July 1: Madison Criterium (NCC event)
Two new courses
The tour schedule also includes two new courses: The scenic yet challenging Town of Erin Road Race and the East Troy Cycling Classic.
Just over a half mile in total length, the East Troy Criterium will arguably be the most technical course ever showcased during tour. The super fast, six-corner criterium is flat with the first and second turns seemingly blending into one around the historic downtown square of East Troy.
"The Town of Erin Road Race will be one of the most challenging road races riders will ever see," tour executive director Jack Hirt said. "The course will be a little over 10 miles in length and have 355 feet of climbing per lap, starting and finishing at the Basilica of the National Shrine at Holy Hill."
Advance online registration is expected to open in early March for the Tour of America's Dairyland, now the largest competitive cycling event in the United States, based on USA Cycling registration statistics.
Updates will be found at www.TourofAmericasDairyland.com, on Facebook (search for "Tour of America's Dairyland"), and on Twitter (@ToADcyclingrace).
Advance online registration is expected to open in early March for Tour of America's Dairyland, now the largest competitive cycling event in the United States, based on USA Cycling registration statistics.
The Tour of America's Dairyland has awarded over $130,000 in cash and primes to racers of multiple categories, including $31,000 in the Becker Law Women's Series and $6,000 Ben's Ultra Prime at the ISCorp Downer Classic.
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