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New Professional Criterium Series Announces Official Name

By: Tom Mahoney  March 18, 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.

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 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.”

American Criterium Cup Leaders' Jersey

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

Tulsa, OK

Harlem Skyscraper Cycling Classic

June 19

Harlem, NY

Bailey & Glasser Twilight Criterium

July 9

Boise, ID

Salt Lake City Criterium

July 16

Salt Lake City, UT

Intelligentsia Cup

July 30

Lake Bluff, IL

Littleton Criterium p/b Audi Denver

August 6

Littleton, CO

IU Health Momentum Indy

August 27

Indianapolis, IN

The Bommarito Audi Gateway Cup

September 5

Saint Louis, MO

***ACC points are only awarded on one day of racing, those dates are listed above.