Greenville Cycling Classic Presented by Prisma Health Criterium Coming to Downtown Greenville, SC April 25, 2024

March 28, 2024

Greenville, SC­­­­/ENDURANCE SPORTSWIRE/ – The top men’s and women’s professional bicycle racers in the USA are coming to downtown Greenville on Thursday, April 25, 2024 to compete in the inaugural Greenville Cycling Classic Presented By Prisma Health. The high-speed cycling competition is part of the popular Speed Week race series that features criterium bicycle races in nine cities across South Carolina and Georgia.

A criterium is a dynamic and fast-paced style of road cycling race held on a short, closed circuit. The Greenville event will be conducted on an exciting one-kilometer course that features tight corners and fast straightaways as it winds its way through the heart of downtown Greenville. The start/finish line and evening activities will be centered on North Main Street at One City Plaza.

“We’re thrilled to bring high-speed criterium racing back to Greenville,” said George Hincapie, 17-time Tour de France veteran. “This event will be a fantastic spring highlight for the entire community to enjoy, and I can’t wait to watch the action.”

“Prisma Health is proud to be the presenting sponsor of the Greenville Cycling Classic,” said Tim Brookshire, CEO of Prisma Health’s Greenville Memorial Medical Campus and the North Greenville Hospital Campus. “Through community partnerships such as these, Prisma Health contributes to community vibrancy, economic development and a better state of health for those we serve. Our purpose is to inspire health, serve with compassion and be the difference. I’ve seen firsthand how the Prisma Health Swamp Rabbit Trail has engaged cyclists, runners and walkers, and look forward to community members coming out to enjoy this inaugural cycling race.”

The Greenville Cycling Classic Presented by Prisma Health will feature a full schedule of amateur and professional bike races for men and women starting at 3:15 p.m. as well as a special ride with Tour de France Legends that is free and open to the public for riders ages 12 and older. Details on the event schedule, course map, sponsorship and volunteer opportunities may be found at the event website: www.GreenvilleCyclingClassic.com.

About Prisma Health:

Prisma Health is a private nonprofit health company and the largest health care organization in South Carolina. The company has 29,309 team members, 18 acute and specialty hospitals, 2,827 licensed beds, 305 practice sites, and more than 5,400 employed and independent clinicians across its clinically integrated inVio Health Network. Along with this innovative network, Prisma Health serves almost 1.5 million unique patients annually in its 21-county market area that covers 50% of South Carolina. Connect with Prisma Health on FacebookInstagramLinkedIn and  Twitter/X. Visit www.PrismaHealth.org

About NOTUS Sports:

NOTUS Sports, is a non-profit corporation whose mission is to attract, create and manage high-profile sporting events to showcase the Upstate of South Carolina to everyone. Its efforts focus on strategically attracting and hosting sporting events to meet objectives such as: inclusive access to health, wellness and outdoor recreation; economic and community development; quality of life enhancement; tourism impact and international exposure for Greenville, South Carolina. More information can be found at www.notussports.org

About Hincapie Sportswear:

Founded by legendary cyclists George and Rich Hincapie, Hincapie Sportswear has been delivering world-class, high-quality cycling apparel for professionals and enthusiasts alike. Rooted in a deep passion for the sport, Hincapie Sports continues to innovate and inspire the cycling community.

About Speed Week:

Speed Week, now in its 18th season, is a collection of criteriums in Georgia and South Carolina. Criterium bicycle racing is an eco-urban sport that engages fans, young and old, in exciting racing action and downtown festivities. Speed Week is a highlight of the pro cycling season and draws cyclists from around the world, including Olympic medalists, world and national champions. More information can be found at www.speedweek.bike