Another tough blow for North American cycling. The organizers of the Oregon Pro Cycling Classic announced that they could not get the necessary funding for the inaugural edition of the race. Scheduled for May 11-17, the 7-day race was created as a kicked up replacement for the Mt Hood Cycling Classic and was the highest ranked multi-day event on the National Race Calendar (NRC).
Organizers still have plans to put together an exciting race for the 2010 season.
While not on the NRC series, the Mt Hood Cycling Classic is still for its seventh edition for June 3-7.
This is the second on the 2009 NRC calendar to be canceled. Two races have also announced that their search for a new sponsor. How many more races will be impacted by the economy? And it leaves only 2 UCI ranked races for the pro women, with one race, the Tour de Leelanau, on risky grounds.