The schedule of the 2013 Tour of America's Dairyland, June 20-30, includes road bike races in 10 Wisconsin communities, the first four of which are included on the USA Cycling National Criterium Calendar.
The Tour of America's Dairyland, presented by Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board, is in its fifth year.
"We are stoked to once again have a 4-day omnium as part of the awesome USA Cycling NCC schedule," said Jack Hirt, executive director of the tour. "We are incredibly proud to be able to offer this top caliber competition to the pro men and women within our series, which also affords 10 straight days of solid racing to masters, Cat 4/5s, Cat 2/3s and Cat 3/4 women."
In 2012, Tour of America's Dairyland, the largest competitive cycling event in the U.S., averaged nearly 500 racers per day across multiple categories and awarded over $140,000 in cash and primes, including $31,000 in the Becker Law Women's Series and $6,250 for the Ben's Ultra Prime at the ISCorp Downer Classic.
Tour of America's Dairyland races
Thurs., June 20: Shorewood Criterium Cycling Classic (NCC event)
Fri., June 21: East Troy Cycling Classic, criterium (NCC event)
Sat., June 22: Giro d' Grafton, criterium (NCC event)
Sun., June 23: Waukesha Carl Zach Cycling Classic, criterium (NCC event)
Mon., June 24: Sheboygan Criterium
Tues., June 25: Schlitz Park Criterium, downtown Milwaukee
Wed., June 26: Attitude Sports Fond du Lac Road Race
Thur., June 27: Elkhart Lake Road Race at Road America
Fri., June 28: Fond du Lac Commonwealth Classic, criterium
Sat., June 29: ISCorp Downer Classic, eastside Milwaukee
Sun., June 30: East Tosa Gran Prix, Wauwatosa
The 2013 line-up includes the East Tosa Gran Prix in Wauwatosa, a new spectator-friendly host city for the closing day, as well as the return of the closed course Elkhart Lake Road Race at the Road America racetrack.
Created in 2012 to showcase the country's top criterium-only events, the National Criterium Calendar recognizes the best criterium racers on American soil by employing a season-long rankings system that identifies overall men's and women's series leaders.
Recognized by the United States Olympic Committee and the Union Cycliste Internationale, USA Cycling is the official governing body for all disciplines of competitive cycling in the United States, including road, track, mountain bike, BMX, and cyclocross. For more information, go to www.usacycling.org/ncc.
Tour of America's Dairyland updates will be posted at www.TourofAmericasDairyland.com.