USA Crits Series ready to roll

Ten races taking riders as far east as New York, as far north as Vancouver, and as far west as Nevada will make up the 2008 USA Crits Series which gets underway this Saturday in Athens, Georgia with the Athens Twilight Criterium. The series has a total prize fund of $500,000 with the finale scheduled for Las Vegas on September 25.

More than 25 different teams will compete in the men's series, while at least 17 will feature in the women's event. 2007 men's champion Frank Travieso of the Toshiba-Santo Pro Cycling Team will be back again this year and is ready to defend his title.

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