Ten race American Criterium Cup concludes with the Bommarito Gateway Cup in St. Louis Missouri.
September 8, 2022
September 7, 2022 / ENDURANCE SPORTSWIRE/ – The American Criterium Cup finale was held this past Saturday at the Bommarito Gateway Cup during the Giro Della Montagna criterium.
After an exciting series comprising ten events, it came down to racing in the rain to determine who our series winners were.
Maggie Coles-Lyster of the DNA Pro Cycling team had a dominant series, leading the overall and sprint categories from the beginning. Winning the first intermediate sprint ensured her lock on the overall and sprint competitions. Andrea Cyr of ButcherBox Cycling p/b LOOK took second in both categories after a series of chasing Maggie. Rising star Anna Christian of Colavita Factor took third overall and won the Under 23 category. Christina Gokey-Smith of Colavita Factor took third in the sprint competition.
- COLES-LYSTER, Maggie: DNA Pro Cycling Team 881
- CYR, Andrea: ButcherBox Cycling p/b LOOK 661
- CHRISTIAN, Anna *: Colavita Factor Pro Cycling 479
- COLES-LYSTER, Maggie: DNA Pro Cycling Team 240
- CYR, Andrea: ButcherBox Cycling p/b LOOK 160
- GOKEY-SMITH, Christina: Colavita Factor Pro Cycling 75
On the Men’s side, Project Echelon Racing’s Brandon Feehery went into the last race with a lock on both competitions. Leading the sprint competition from the start, he took over the overall lead after the Salt Lake Criterium. Having a consistent series, Brandon racked up points through high-place finishes and winning intermediate sprint points. Behind him were the races for other podium steps, where Clever Martinez of the Miami Blazers took second place, and Alfredo Rodriquez of Best Buddies Racing took third overall.
Project Echelon Racing teammate Ethan Craine steadily rose in the sprint competitions all season, riding alongside Brandon in a support role. Ethan finished second overall in sprints and won the Under 23 category. National Champion and Best Buddies Racing’s Michael Hernandez finished the series in third.
- FEEHERY, Brandon: Project Echelon Racing 602
- MARTINEZ, Clever: Miami Blazers: 553
- RODRIGUEZ, Alfredo: Best Buddies Racing 422
- FEEHERY, Brandon: Project Echelon Racing 170
- CRAINE, Ethan: Project Echelon Racing: 75
- HERNANDEZ, Michael: Best Buddies Racing 55
Our team race was highly competitive all season, with leadership changing often. Colavita-Factor rode a strong series and ultimately grabbed the team win, followed by Butcher Box and DNA.
- Colavita Factor Pro Cycling 1329
- ButcherBox Cycling p/b LOOK 1246
- DNA Pro Cycling Team 1114
Best Buddies took the win for the Men, followed by Project Echelon and Miami Blazers.
- Best Buddies Racing 1500
- Project Echelon Racing 1260
- Miami Blazers 883
Complete series results can be found at https://americancritcup.com/results-standings/
ABOUT AMERICAN CRITERIUM CUP
The American Criterium Cup is a ten race criterium series that elevates the stature of criterium racing in the United States. The series is led by a group of independent criterium race organizers collaborating with and supported by USA Cycling, with input from professional and domestic teams and athletes. Each event has pledged to execute each event with standards of excellence, high production quality, and safety. Organizers of the series have placed $100,000 in escrow with USA Cycling for a series purse to be split equally among men and women.
Learn more at americancritcup.com
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