America's International Cycling Classic (Superweek) will be held for the 36th time in Eastern Wisconsin and Northern Illinois this July 8-24. The event will draw competitors from Europe, South America, Australia, and across the USA to compete for over $120,000 in prizes. The schedule features 17 consecutive days of racing.
Highlights for the 2005 event include the Superweek Pro Tour, in which the Pro/1/2 Men's field competes for more than $60,000 in prizes, as well as the Superweek Women's Pro Tour presented by Shaklee, which returns after a successful re-launching in 2004. Organizers anticipate even larger fields in this nine-day series from July 9-17.
At the Junior Men's races, Juniors from across the nation will vie for the chance to represent the U.S. at the 2005 World Championships. Four qualifying races will be held from July 11-14. The two nine-day Masters racing series for both Masters 30+ and 40+ will also be on the schedule again, as well as the racing series for Cat 3 Men (16 days), Cat 4/5 Men (16 days) and Cat 3/4 Women (5 days).
Both the Men's and Women's Superweek Pro Tour series are National Racing Calendar (NRC) events and the latest standings after the National Championships in Utah indicate that the competition is wide open. The International Cycling Classic will represent one of the few remaining opportunities to make a significant move up the standings.
Full event details are available at www.internationalcycling.com