New Professional Criterium Series Announces Official Name

March 17, 2022

The ten-event series announces an official name, The American Criterium Cup. Along with the title, the series reveals its logo, leaders’ jersey, and more.

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. /ENDURANCE SPORTSWIRE/ – The newest cycling series in the U.S. officially has a name, the American Criterium Cup. The core group of cycling stakeholders, including criterium race directors, cycling teams, and USA Cycling, which announced the full ten-event calendar in January, is proud to announce the official series name.

“The series, and all the race directors associated with it, are excited to announce the name for the series, American Criterium Cup,” said Mike Weiss, race director of the Bommarito Audi Gateway Cup. “For 2022, the series will focus on the theme of Unity, with events, teams, and USA Cycling having a common goal of elevating the stature of criterium racing in the United States.”

The leaders’ jersey and event logo are ready to share, along with the series name. With the theme of Unity, the vision statement for the year is “Togetherness and partnership towards a similar goal.”

Media outlets can access the initial media kit here.

In just under a month, the series kicks off with the Sunny King Criterium in Anniston, Ala. on April 9th. The next event, MVP Health Care Rochester Twilight Festival, is coming May 21st in Rochester, N.Y. Both events have registration open. The Sunny King Criterium registration can be found here, and the MVP Health Care Rochester Twilight Festival registration can be found here. A full schedule of events can be found below. In addition, each event in the series will be live-streamed. Details on the streaming of each event are being finalized and will be announced soon.




Sunny King Criterium April 9

Anniston, AL

MVP Health Care Rochester Twilight Festival

May 21 Rochester, NY
Saint Francis Tulsa Tough June 10-12

Tulsa, OK

Harlem Skyscraper Cycling Classic

June 19 Harlem, NY
Bailey & Glasser Twilight Criterium July 9

Boise, ID

Salt Lake City Criterium

July 16-17 Salt Lake City, UT
Intelligentsia Cup July 30

Lake Bluff, IL

Littleton Criterium p/b Audi Devner

August 6

Littleton, CO

IU Health Momentum Indy

August 27-28 Indianapolis, IN
The Bommarito Audi Gateway Cup September 2-5

Saint Louis, MO

Visit USACycling.org for more information on the athletes, events, and membership programs, and follow @USACycling across all channels for the latest on Team USA.

For more information, contact Tom Mahoney at tmahoney@usacycling.org.

ABOUT USA CYCLING (usacycling.org)

USA Cycling is the national governing body for the sport of cycling and oversees the disciplines of road, track, mountain bike, cyclocross, and BMX. USA Cycling’s mission is to champion accessibility, participation, and excellence in the sport of cycling to make more Americans healthier, happier, and better on two wheels while achieving sustained international racing success. USA Cycling supports cyclists at all levels, from those just beginning in the sport and participating in fun rides to international caliber racers. The organization identifies, develops, and selects cyclists to represent the United States in international competition through the support of kids’ and interscholastic programs, amateur bike racing and grassroots development programs, and the provision of critical infrastructure to run organized racing. USA Cycling has a membership of 100,000, annually sanctions over 2,500 events, and is a proud member of the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) and United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee (USOPC).