$12k purse for Mt. Holly-Smithville GP

The 10th edition of the Mt. Holly-Smithville Invitational GP will be held on July 19th, 2008 in Mt....

The 10th edition of the Mt. Holly-Smithville Invitational GP will be held on July 19th, 2008 in Mt. Holly, New Jersey. The 2008 edition will see some exciting new changes to the event, as it moves from a criterium back to a 112.5km circuit race on a exciting 3.75 kilometre course that will highlight Mt. Holly's growing downtown residential and business areas. The first eight editions were run as a road race through Burlington County, New Jersey.

This year's marquee event is open to UCI professional trade teams and a selection of elite amateur teams, who will compete for $12,000.00 in cash. The following UCI pro and continental teams have already confirmed their plans to participate:

Kelly Benefits Strategies/Medifast
Team Type 1
Rite Aid presented by Shebell and Shebell
Colavita-Sutter Home
Time pro cycling team
DLP pro cycling team

Proceeds from this event benefit the Prison Museum Association, a non-profit volunteer organization dedicated to improvements, restoration and programs in Burlington County's historic prison museum. The Associations programs and projects focus on making the museum a family destination, where residents can indulge in the prisons rich history.

Teams wishing to be considered for participation in the Pro-I/II event can submit an application via the web at: www.co.burlington.nj.us/announcements/bikerace/

The team application/selection process will end on July 5th and selected teams for the 2008 edition will be announced on July 7th. The 2008 edition will see 27 pro and elite amateur teams invited with 6 riders per team. For additional information please contact the race organization vie email: mtholly@ccevesham.net

This year's event will also include additional racing for Master men 35+, Master men 45+, Senior Men 2/3 and Senior Men 4/5 as a prelude to the main event.

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