The second season of the American Criterium Cup kicks off this weekend in Athens, Georgia.

April 20, 2023

April 20, 2023 /ENDURANCE SPORTSWIRE/ – The ten-race American Criterium Cup series begins with Speed Week’s Athens Orthopedic Clinic Twilight, presented by Michelob Ultra and Visit Athens, on Saturday, April 22. In its 43rd year, Athens Twilight is one of America’s oldest continuously run and largest criteriums, attracting over 20,000 spectators.

It’s a bucket-list race for professional athletes, and more than that, Athens is an experience for anyone who attends, racers and spectators alike.

In the heart of downtown Athens, Georgia, and attracting many top professional and amateur cyclists worldwide, the race returns to its original course after a three-year hiatus due to construction.

Crowd favorite Chad Andrews returns for his 19th year announcing and will be joined by retired professional Frankie Andreu. This year’s event is expected to draw a large crowd, with tens of thousands of spectators lining the streets. If you plan to attend the Athens Twilight Criterium, arrive early to secure a good spot along the course. And if you can’t make it in person, a live stream will be available on the Athens Twilight homepage.

The American Criterium Cup. 

The American Criterium Cup is ten iconic events in the US, showcasing the beauty and challenge of the sport and providing an essential stage for an international cast of athletes.

Last year, Brandon Feehery won the Men’s title and Maggie Coles-Lyster the Women’s. While Brandon returns with a new team, the Miami Blazers, Maggie will be racing on an international stage this year. However, L39ion is joining the series this year, and their inclusion, along with the two newly formed NCL teams, brings some serious speed to both fields.

This year, Women’s and Men’s fields will feature the full depth of the US Domestic Peloton.

The American Criterium Cup Races. 

Speed Week’s Athens Orthopedic Clinic Twilight, presented by Michelob Ultra and Visit Athens.* Athens, GA. April 22, 2023

Sunny King Criterium.* Anniston, AL. May 6, 2023

Saint Francis Tulsa Tough.* Tulsa, OK. June 9, 2023

Kwik Trip Tour of America’s Dairyland. Grafton, WI. June 17, 2023

Bailey Glasser Boise Twilight Criterium. Boise, ID. July 8, 2023

Salt Lake Criterium.* Salt Lake City. July 15, 2023.

Intelligentsia Cup. Chicago, IL. July 29, 2023.

Audi Denver Littleton Criterium.* Littleton, CO. August 5, 2023

IU Health Momentum Indy. Indianapolis, IN. August 26, 2023

Bommarito Audi Gateway Cup. St. Louis, MO. September 3, 2023

*Event is live streamed. See the event website for details.


The American Criterium Cup is a multiple 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. In addition to individual event purses, organizers of the series have added $100,000 for a series purse to be split equally among men and women. The total available event and series prize purse is over $500,000

Learn more at americancritcup.com

For more information, contact Peter Discoe pdiscoe@gmail.com