With three rounds of the eight-round SouthEast Criterium Series run and won, Cyclingnews' Kirsten Robbins sat down with the series' masterminds to discuss its success.
Swagger's Ravi Rajcoomar and Gene Dixon have been producing and managing America's premiered cycling events for over 20 years. Amongst those is the highly ranked San Francisco Grand Prix, Tour de Georgia, and the former USPro Championship event held in Philadelphia. They have spent the last two years focused on building the South East Criterium Series to become the eight-race points event that it is today.
"Our vision at Swagger is to produce crits across the country because we believe it's the historic US style of racing," Rajcoomar said. "Our future is focused on that: big money, big crowds and just plain 'rock and roll' style entertainment."
Last year marked the inaugural year of the SouthEast Crit Series, were fans saw a battle between America's top professional men and women's teams in a series of six races, beginning in Georgia with Athens, and Roswell, heading into South Carolina's Walterboro, Greenwood, and Spartanburg before finishing in Alabama's Anniston. This year the race has increased its schedule to include two more events in Beaufort, South Carolina and ending in Decatur, Alabama.
Read entire Success in the SouthEast article.