The Northern California/Nevada Cycling Association (NCNCA) has announced the events and sponsors for the inaugural NCNCA Premier Series, including five of the oldest races in Northern California: the Testarossa Vineyards Cat's Hill Criterium in Los Gatos on May 7, the Nevada City Classic on June 19, the Fidelity Investments Burlingame Criterium on June 26, the 4th of July Criterium in Davis, California, and the Giro di San Francisco on September 5.
The NCNCA anticipates that the series will attract a total of over 3,000 entrants, 20,000 spectators, and pro racers including the Webcor Builders and McGuire-Langdale squads, the Kodak Gallery/Sierra Nevada team of defending Cat's Hill champion Ben Jacques-Maynes, and defending Giro di San Francisco winner Eric Wohlberg of Symmetrics Cycling.
The series is designed to provide each event with centralized promotion from the NCNCA at no charge, while the sponsors can access all five events and other benefits through a single sponsorship with the NCNCA itself. Additionally, the structure and promotion of the NCNCA Premier Series will not require the events or the NCNCA to increase race entry or membership fees.
Tour of Nevada City organizer, Duane Strawser commented that, "The Tour of Nevada City has been around for over 40 years, and this is the first time that we've been part of such a comprehensive way to market and promote cycling."
NCNCA Premier Series Dates and Event Information:
May 7 - Testarossa Vineyards Cat's Hill Criterium, Los Gatos, California
www.catshill.org or 408-248-8913
June 19 - Nevada City Classic, Nevada City, California
June 26 - Fidelity Investments Burlingame Criterium, Burlingame, California www.penvelo.org or 650-302-5410
July 4 - 4th of July Criterium, Davis, California
www.dbcraceteam.org or 530-759-1133
September 5(Labour Day) - Il Giro di San Francisco, San Francisco, California www.velopromo.com or (209) 533-4996
For more information about the NCNCA, please visit www.ncnca.org