Race organizers of the National Racing Calendar (NRC) Presbyterian Hospital Invitational Criterium are offering a total of $75,000 to the professional category events on July 30 in Charlotte, NC. The Pro-Cat 1,2 women will be led by defending champion Theresa Cliff-Ryan (Colavita-Forno D'Asolo) competing for a $25,000 purse and Jonathan Cantwell (V Australia) will line up to defend his title in the Pro-Cat 1 men's race for a purse of $50,000.
"This year's field is very, very good," said event promoter Thad Fischer. "We have several past winners attending and teams' A-squads are here. We reached our field limit fast in the men's race and unfortunately had to turn a lot of riders away. We expect good races again this year."