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USA Cycling announces the 2010 NRC schedule: 27 events in 22 states

The 2010 National Racing Calendar is pared down a bit from what was announced for the 2009 season — but, since several 2009 events were canceled — the 2010 NRC has about as many events as this year's. Next year the NRC will include 27 events in 22 states, comprising 15 criteriums, eight multi-day stage races, two one-day road races, one circuit race and one omnium. While there is no series prize list, the combined prize lists from the individual events totals $981,000. Events must offer a certain level of prize list and meet other requirements to be part of the calendar.

The 2010 USA Cycling National Racing Calendar

  • March 25-28: Redlands Bicycle Classic – Redlands, CA www.redlandsclassic.com
  • April 11: Dana Point Grand Prix – Dana Point, CA www.danapointgrandprix.com
  • April 17: Sunny King Criterium – Anniston, AL www.sunnykingcriterium.com
  • April 28-May 5: SRAM Tour of the Gila – Silver City, NM www.tourofthegila.com
  • May 6-10: Joe Martin Stage Race – Fayetteville, AR www.joemartinstagerace.com
  • May 22: Wilmington Grand Prix – Wilmington, DE www.wilmgrandprix.com
  • May 23: Kelly Cup – Baltimore, MD www.bikejam.org
  • May 26: Basking Ridge Twilight Grand Prix – Basking Ridge, NJ www.libertycycleinc.com
  • May 31: Tour of Somerville – Somerville, NJ www.tourofsomerville.org
  • June 3: Richmond Twilight Grand Prix – Richmond, VA www.288sportsgroup.com
  • June 4-6: Tulsa Tough – Tulsa, OK www.tulsatough.com
  • June 6: Liberty Classic – Philadelphia, PA www.procyclingtour.com
  • June 12: Clarendon Cup – Arlington, VA www.arlingtonsports.org
  • June 13: Tour de Winghaven – St. Louis, MO www.tourdewinghaven.com
  • June 16-20: Nature Valley Grand Prix – Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN www.naturevalleygrandprix.com
  • June 27: Manhattan Beach Grand Prix – Manhattan Beach, CA www.mbgp.com
  • July 2-5: Fitchburg Longsjo Classic – Fitchburg, MA www.longsjo.com
  • July 3: Two Bridges Criterium (Marion Classic) – Marion, IN www.marionclassic.com
  • July 10: Meijer Grand Cycling Classic – Grand Rapids, MI www.grcyclingclassic.com
  • July 17: Boise Twilight Criterium – Boise, ID www.boisetwilightcriterium.com
  • July 20-25: Cascade Classic – Bend, OR www.breakawaypromotions.com
  • July 25: Chicago Criterium – Chicago, IL www.chicagocriterium.us
  • July 30-Aug. 1: Tour of Elk Grove – Elk Grove, IL www.tourofelkgrove.com
  • Aug. 7: Presbyterian Hospital Invitational Criterium – Charlotte, NC www.charlottecriterium.org
  • Aug. 18-22: Tour of Utah – Salt Lake City, UT www.breakawaypromotions.com
  • Aug. 28-29: 1.2 Chris Thater Memorial – Binghamton, NY www.bcstopdwi.com
  • Sept. 6: US 10K – Atlanta, GA www.us10k.org

The 2010 National Racing Calendar is pared down a bit from what was announced for the 2009 season — but, since several 2009 events were canceled — the 2010 NRC has about as many events as this year’s.

Next year the NRC will include 27 events in 22 states, comprising 15 criteriums, eight multi-day stage races, two one-day road races, one circuit race and one omnium.

While there is no series prize list, the combined prize lists from the individual events totals $981,000. Events must offer a certain level of prize list and meet other requirements to be part of the calendar.

The overall prize list for the 2010 is down nearly $400,000 from last year’s initial NRC, which included seven more events. The 2009 NRC however lost seven events and nearly $250,000 of that prize money.

Of the 2010 total, $719,000 is up for grabs to the men, while the overall women’s purse is $262,310.

The Basking Ridge Twilight Grand Prix in New Jersey, the Richmond Twilight Grand Prix in Virginia, and the Meijer Grand Cycling Classic in Michigan are all first-time NRC events for 2010.

(Related: National Racing Calendar standings)