National Downhill Series Calendar Sees Three Returning Events for 2022
February 3, 2022
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo /ENDURANCE SPORTSWIRE/ – USA Cycling announced on Thursday the dates and locations for the 2022 National Downhill Series. The NDHS, formally known as the Pro Gravity Tour (Pro GRT), saw great success in 2021, despite several races canceling due to outside factors, including COVID.
“We are slated for some fantastic racing this season. With four races between March and September, we hope it allows racers multiple opportunities to grab points. Last season we saw top-notch athletes at the top of the standings along with newcomers in the elite women’s standings. We are looking forward to their return this season along with a continued junior points series,” said Tara McCarthy, USA Cycling’s Director of National Events.
The season will open up at Windrock Bike Park in Oak Ridge, Tenn., with the Tennessee National taking place March 12-13, and the series will conclude with The Fox US Open of Mountain Biking in Killington, Vt. September 15-18.
|Tennessee National||March 10-13||Oak Ridge, Tenn.||C2|
|Mountain Creek Spring National||May 26-29||Vernon, N.J.||C3|
|The Fox US Open of Mountain Biking||September 15-18||Killington Resort, Vt.||USAC Only|
The 2021 National Downhill Series champions were Neko Mulally (Pisgah Forest, N.C.) on the Pro Men’s side and Kailey Skelton (Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif.; KHS Bicycles) on the Pro Women’s side. Ella Erickson (Hayden, Idaho; Commencal USA) won the Junior Women’s 17-18 category, and Brooks Hudson (Crested Butte, Colo.; Commencal USA Jr Cartel) won the Junior Men’s 17-18 category.
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