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USAC announces 2016 Pro XCT, GRT schedules

USA Cycling reveals a nine-race cross-country calendar and a seven-race downhill schedule that will both feature new venues.

USA Cycling announced the 2016 professional mountain bike cross-country tour (Pro XCT) and professional mountain bike gravity tour (Pro GRT) calendars on Wednesday.

“We have two world-class professional mountain bike calendars in the Pro XCT and Pro GRT, and they will be even better in 2016,” said Micah Rice, USA Cycling vice president of national events. “As next year will feature new events, and the U.S. Cup Pro Series enters its third year, we look forward to showcasing the best in the world with these two series.”

In addition to the new stops on the calendars, the XCT and GRT will unite for a weekend of racing in Angel Fire, New Mexico.

2016 Pro XCT calendar

March 12: Bonelli XC #1, San Dimas, California, UCI C3
April 2: Fontana XC, Fontana, California, UCI C3
April 9: Bonelli XC #2 (U.S. Cup), San Dimas, California, UCI HC
April 16: Sea Otter Classic (U.S. Cup), Monterey, California, UCI HC
June 18: Missoula XC (U.S. Cup), Missoula, Montana, UCI HC
June 23-26: Chile Challenge, Angel Fire, New Mexico, UCI C1
July 23: WORS Cup, Portage, Wisconsin, UCI C1
July 30: Boston Rebellion XC (U.S. Cup), Walpole, Massachusetts, UCI HC
August 13-14: Windham Pro XCT Windham, New York, UCI HC

2016 Pro GRT calendar

May 7-8: NW Cup, Port Angeles, Washington, UCI C2
May 20-22: Mountain Creek Spring Classic, Vernon, New Jersey, UCI C2
June 23-26: Chile Challenge, Angel Fire, New Mexico, UCI C2
July 28-31: Beast of the East, Killington, Vermont, UCI C2
August 13-14: Windham Pro GRT, Windham, New York, UCI HC
August 21: Snowshoe Wild Hare Snowshoe, West Virginia, UCI C2
September 17: Kamikaze Bike Games Mammoth Lakes, California, UCI C2