Superweek is here

Posted on 11. Jul, 2009 by in race

One race completed in the extravaganza that is Superweek or officially the Point Premium Root Beer International Cycling Classic / SuperWeek Pro Tour. The longest-running multi-day bicycle race in the United States started yesterday July 10th and ends on July 26th with races throughout Eastern Wisconsin and Northern Illinois.

The Superweek Pro Tour consists of 17 races (13 crits, 4 road races) for the Po/1/2 Men with a daily purse of $2,500m  a $5,000 purse for the overall omnium win, $3,000 for the APC Nutrition Sprint Competition p/w The Protein People winner and $3,000 for the Otoo Wenz Sr Best Overall US Amateur winner.  For the Pro/1/2/3 Women, the Superweek Pro Tour consists of 14 races (12 crits, 2 road races) with a daily purse of $850, $2,000 for the omnium overall winner and $1,000 for APC Nutrition Sprint Competition p/w The Protein People winner.

During the event, the omnium leader wears a yellow jersey, the sprint leader receives a red jersey and the daily race winner gets a white jersey.

The series started off with the Beverly Hills Cycling Classic presented by Vee Pak/Beverly Bike & Ski in Chicago. After 40 hours of travel time, arriving only the morning of the race,  Australian  Crit champion Bernie Sulzberger (Fly V Australia) won out of a 12-man break,  with his teammate and 2008 overall winner Jonny Cantwell taking 3rd. In 2nd was Chad Burdzilauskas (Kenda). Garmin-Slipstream Hans Dekkers earned the red points jersey.  (Read full race report over at Chicago Bike Racing).

“With
 two 
of 
us
 in
 the
 lead
 group
 of 
9 
we 
had 
the 
advantage 
over 
the 
others.” 
said
 Sulzberger. 
“Jonny
 covered the
 moves 
for 
me 
towards 
the 
end 
and 
all 
I 
had
 to 
do 
was 
to 
wait 
for 
the 
right 
time
 to 
start 
my 
sprint.”

Team
 Fly 
V 
Australia
 for 
Super
Week also 
includes Ben 
Kersten, 
Alessandro
 Bazzana
 and 
Curtis 
Gunn.
  Who else is racing? No riders list is availableDekkers was joined by his teammate Ricardo Van der Velde. No riders list is available but Jelly Belly, Rock Racing, BISSELL, GearGrinder, Kahala LaGrange and Puerto Rico Cycling Team have been announced for the men’s races.

In the women’s events, Colavita Sutter Home p/b Cooking Light, Lip Smacker, Team Ultra Link Riders, Dolce Vita Cycling, Hub Racing and Velo Girls will all be present.


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Superweek Pro Tour Schedule
Date Race Men/Women Location
Fri, July 10 Beverly Hills Cycling Classic presented by Vee Pak/Beverly Bike & Ski M Chicago, IL
Sat, July 11 Metro South Medical Center Blue Island ProAm M/W Blue Island, IL
Sun, July 12 Sherman Health Elgin Cycling Classic New Race! M/W Elgin, IL
Mon, July 13 Richton Park Criterium Presented by Chicago Dough M/W Richton Park, IL
Tue, July 14 Arlington Heights Criterium New Race! M/W Arlington Heights, IL
Wed, July 15 Ray Basso Bensenville Criterium M/W Bensenville, IL
Thu, July 16 – Evening Races The Shorewood Foundation presents The Tim Hart DDS/Rainbow Jersey Shorewood Criterium M/W Shorewood, WI
Fri, July 17 Hammer Nutrition Tour of Holy Hill M Hartford, WI
Sat, July 18 Schlitz Park – Endeavour Cyclng Challenge The Return to Brewers Hill! M/W Milwaukee, WI
Sun, July 19 The NorthShore University HealthSystem Grand Prix M/W Evanston, IL
Mon, July 20 Wheel & Sprocket Whitnall Park Road Race M/W Hales Corners, WI
Mon, July 21 – Daytime Races Schlossmann Whitnall Park Criterium presented by Honda & Subaru City Schedule Change W Hales Corners, WI
Tue, July 21 – Evening Race Columbia St. Mary’s Urgent Care Cedarburg Cycling Classic presented by WDSC M Cedarburg, WI
Wed, July 22 AltoLab Lake Front Road Race presented by Hincapie Sportswear (Long Course) Return of a historic course! M Milwaukee, WI
Thu, July 23 Racine.org Criterium M/W Racine, WI
Fri, July 24 Chase Food Folks & Spokes M/W Kenosha, WI
Sat, July 25 – Daytime races Humboldt Park Criterium W Milwaukee, WI
Sat, July 25 – Evening race The Great Downer Avenue Bike Race presented by Midwest Airlines Home of the Super Prime! M Milwaukee, WI
Sun, July 26 Whitefish Bay Classic M/W Whitefish Bay, WI

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