|Event promoter Midwest Cycling Series, LLC, has released the 2013 schedule for theTour of America’s Dairyland presented by Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board (ToAD). The fifth year of the omnium competition will travel to 10 Wisconsin communities in 11 days, June 20 - 30, and include four dates on the USA Cycling National Criterium Calendar (NCC).
♦ Thursday, June 20 * NCC Event * - Shorewood Criterium Cycling Classic|
♦ Friday, June 21 * NCC Event * - East Troy Cycling Classic (Criterium)
♦ Saturday, June 22 * NCC Event * - Giro d' Grafton (Criterium)
♦ Sunday, June 23 * NCC Event * -Waukesha Carl Zach Cycling Classic (Criterium)
♦ Monday, June 24 - Sheboygan Criterium
♦ Tuesday, June 25 - Schlitz Park Criterium (Downtown Milwaukee)
♦ Wednesday, June 26 - Attitude Sports Fond du Lac Road Race
♦ Thursday, June 27 - Elkhart Lake Road Race at Road America
♦ Friday, June 28 - Fond du Lac Commonwealth Classic (Criterium)
♦ Saturday, June 29 - ISCorp Downer Classic (Milwaukee's Eastside)
♦ Sunday, 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.
Online registration is expected to open in March. Updates will be announced on the
official website, on Facebook (Tour of America’s Dairyland), and on Twitter (@ToADcyclingrace).
About Tour of America's Dairyland In 2012, Tour of America's Dairyland awarded over $140,000 in cash and primes to racers of multiple categories, including $31,000 in the Becker Law Women's Series and the $6,250 Ben’s Ultra Prime at the ISCorp Downer Classic. Last year, John Murphy (KENDA-5-Hour Energy) and Laura Van Gilder (Mellow Mushroom-Rose Bandit) took the Overall Pro Men’s and Becker Law Pro Women’s titles. Claiming the Oarsman Capital Cat 2 amateur green jerseys where Andrew Buntz (Bikes to You) and Jeannie Kuhajek (PSIMET Racing).
About Midwest Cycling Series, LLC Midwest Cycling Series, LLC, founder and promoter of the Tour of America’s Dairyland, comprises six avid cyclists and successful entrepreneurs including U.S. Cycling Team Olympian and Team Sports, Inc. President Tom Schuler, Olympic Road Race Trials qualifier and former Nova Cycle Sports Foundation President Bill Ochowicz, Milwaukee Junior Cycling Team co-Executive Director Bill Koch, National Senior Olympics competitor Jim Michler, Paul Weaver, founder of one of Wisconsin's longest running multi-sport teams, Team Geargrinder, and Jack Hirt, former executive director of the Bike Federation of Wisconsin, who leads day-to-day operations as Executive Director.
About Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board has been the presenting sponsor of the Tour of America's Dairyland since the pro-am cycling event's launch in 2009. Over 11,000 cartons of chocolate milk were chugged by ToAD racers as a recovery drink in 2012. Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board is a nonprofit organization of Wisconsin dairy producers that promotes the consumption of milk, cheese and other dairy products made in America's Dairyland. www.EatWisconsinCheese.com
About the USA Cycling National Criterium Calendar
Created in 2012 to showcase the country's top criterium-only events, the National Criterium Calendar (NCC) 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 cyclo-cross. www.usacycling.org/ncc
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