A Closer Look at 2013 NRC and NCC

Posted on 10. Oct, 2012 by in news

The 2013  USA Cycling domestic road calendar, divided into the National Racing Calendar (NRC) and National Criterium Calendar (NCC) include an additional ten events next year for a grand total of 38 events that take place from early March to end of September 2013. Riders will compete for standings points tabulated for individual riders as well as teams.

See also UCI road races in USA and Canada in 2013

Redlands Bicycle Classic once again kicks the NRC in 2013

Redlands Bicycle Classic once again kicks the NRC in 2013

NRC. Of the 11 events on the NRC, seven races count for both men and women in the standings, while the men and women get two events each as far as standings. Once again, the NRC starts with the Redlands Bicycle Classic in early April and ends with the Thompson Bucks County Classic (for men only) in Souderton, PA in mid-September.

A new event, the one-day Keystone Open, a circuit race which will start and end at Memorial Hall in Philadelphia’s Fairmount Park, is scheduled for July 7, 2013. According to the race website, “a majority of the principals and staff involved in the Keystone Open had a hand in building the Philly Race.”

Speaking of Philly, the one-day race has been renamed to American Cycling Open and is back on the NRC calendar for both men and women. The men-only races Tour of the Battenkill and Thompson Bucks County Classic and the women-only race Exergy Tour are also on their respective UCI Calendars. And, the men’s race at SRAM Tour of the Gila and American Cycling Open are also on the UCI America Tour calendar.

The Nature Valley Grand Prix conflicts, once again, with the Tour de Beauce, the men’s UCI race in Québec, Canada while the Keystone Open conflicts with the Tour de Delta, the long-standing race in British Columbia, Canada which was added to the UCI calendar in 2013.


2013 USA Cycling National Racing Calendar
From To
Event Location
Apr 04 Apr 07 M/W Redlands Bicycle Classic Redlands, CA
Apr 14 Apr 14 M Tour of the Battenkill * Cambridge, NY
Apr 25 Apr 28 M/W Joe Martin Stage Race p/b Nature Valley Fayetteville, AR
May 01 May 05 M/W SRAM Tour of the Gila ** Silver City, NM
Jun 02 Jun 02 M/W American Cycling Open ** Philadelphia, PA
Jun 05 Jun 09 W Exergy Tour * Idaho
Jun 12 Jun 16 M/W Nature Valley Grand Prix Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN
Jul 07 Jul 07 M/W Keystone Open Philadelphia, PA
Jul 16 Jul 21 M/W Cascade Classic Stage Race Bend, OR
Aug 02 Aug 04 W Tour of Elk Grove Elk Grove, IL
Sep 14 Sep 14 M Thompson Bucks County Classic * Souderton, PA
* also on UCI calendar
** men’s race is also on the UCI calendar

NCC. In 2013, the NCC will expand to 26 races, from 19 in 2012; and of those, six of the crits count only for men for the USA Cycling standings. All but one of the new events are linked to the USA CRITS series, including the addition of a USA CRITS Speed Week “B” and expansion of USA CRITS Speed Week “A” from three days to five.

New on the calendar are the Old Pueblo Grand Prix in Tucson. AZ which kicks off the NCC on March 9, the Delray Beach Twilight Festival, the Iron Hill Twilight Criterium, the Tour of Vail Criterium and return of the USA CRITS Finals in Las Vegas during Interbike.

Also new on the calendar is the Prairie State Cycling Series in Illinois, the four-day omnium is from the same promoter as Tour of America’s Dairyland. The new race does conflict with the Cascade Classic stage race on the NRC schedule.

2013 USA Cycling National Criterium Calendar
From To
Event Location
Mar 09 Mar 09 M/W Old Pueblo Grand Prix Tucson, AZ
Mar 16 Mar 16 M Cigar City Brewing Criterium Tampa, FL
Mar 23 Mar 23 M/W Delray Beach Twilight Festival Delray Beach, FL
Apr 13 Apr 13 M/W Presbyterian Hospital Invitational Criterium Charlotte, NC
Apr 20 Apr 20 M/W Sunny King Criterium Anniston, AL
Apr 27 May 01 M/W USA CRITS Speed Week “A” GA, SC
May 02 May 05 M/W USA CRITS Speed Week “B” GA, SC
May 05 May 05 M Dana Point Grand Prix of Cycling Dana Point, CA
May 11 May 11 M/W Tour de Grove St. Louis, MO
May 18 May 18 M/W Wilmington Grand Prix Wilmington, DE
May 27 May 27 M/W Middle Earth Tour of Somerville Somerville, NJ
May 30 May 30 M Base Camp Intl. p/b Verizon Wireless Basking Ridge, NJ
Jun 01 Jun 01 M/W Glencoe Grand Prix p/b AT&T Glencoe, IL
Jun 07 Jun 09 M/W Saint Francis Tulsa Tough Tulsa, OK
Jun 08 Jun 09 M/W Air Force Cycling Classic Arlington, VA
Jun 16 Jun 16 M Skyscraper Harlem Cycling Classic Manhattan, NY
Jun 20 Jun 23 M/W Tour of America’s Dairyland Wisconsin
Jun 29 Jun 29 M/W Herman Miller Brickyard Classic Grand Rapids, MI
Jul 06 Jul 06 M Iron Hill Twilight Criterium West Chester, PA
Jul 07 Jul 07 M Manhattan Beach Grand Prix Manhattan Beach, CA
Jul 13 Jul 13 M/W Exergy Twilight Criterium Boise, ID
Jul 18 Jul 21 M/W Prairie State Cycling Series Chicago, IL
Aug 17 Aug 17 M/W Tour of Vail Criterium Vail, CO
Aug 24 Aug 25 M/W Chris Thater Criterium Binghamton, NY
Sep 19 Sep 19 M/W USA CRITS Finals Las Vegas, NV
Sep 23 Sep 23 M/W TD Bank Mayor’s Cup Boston, MA

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