USA Cycling NRC, NCC to combine in ‘16


(Nov. 6, 2015) – USA Cycling announced Friday that the National Racing and Criterium Calendars (NRC and NCC) will be joined as a single calendar of domestic professional road events beginning in 2016.

Alzate edges Holloway for the win on Sept. 5.
The NCC and NRC will combine into a single, 24-event calendar in 2016.
“Combining the NRC and NCC into a single calendar is an positive move heading into next year,” said Micah Rice, USA Cycling Vice President of National Events. “This change, decided from feedback given by race directors and U.S.-based teams at October’s National Symposium, will allow us to tighten up the schedule and regularly showcase our top domestic road talent.”
The 2016 calendar will bring all American road racing together and promote it as a whole. A ranking system, which will be released in the near future, is being designed to give value to all the participating races, be it a criterium, road race, omnium, or stage race to showcase the leaders in American racing.
The 2016 calendar:
Dates Event Location Race Type UCI
April 2 Sunny King Criterium Anniston, Ala. Criterium  
April 3 Anniston Fort McClellan Road Race Anniston, Ala. Road Race  
April 6-10 Redlands Bicycle Classic Redlands, Calif. Stage Race  
April 21-24 Joe Martin Stage Race Fayetteville, Ark. Stage Race UCI 2.2
April 30 Charlotte Criterium Charlotte, N.C. Criterium  
April 30 10th Annual Dana Point Grand Prix of Cycling Dana Point, Calif. Criterium  
May 4-8 Tour of the Gila Silver City, N.M. Stage Race UCI 2.2
May 14 Wilmington Grand Prix Wilmington, Del. Criterium  
May 29 Winston-Salem Classic Criterium Winston-Salem, N.C. Criterium  
June 3 The Oklahoma City Pro-Am Classic Oklahoma City, Okla. Criterium  
June 10-12 Saint Francis Tulsa Tough Tulsa, Okla. Criterium Omnium  
June 11-12 Air Force Association Cycling Classic Arlington, Va. Criterium Omnium  
June 15-19 North Star Grand Prix Minneapolis, Minn. Stage Race  
June 25-26 Tour of America’s Dairyland Milwaukee & Wauwatosa, Wis. Criterium Omnium  
July 16 Andersen Banducci Twilight Criterium Boise, Idaho Criterium  
July 20-24 Cascade Cycling Classic Bend, Ore. Stage Race UCI 2.2 women
July 23 Intelligentsia Cup Lake Bluff, Ill. Criterium  
Aug. 6 Littleton Criterium Littleton, Colo. Criterium  
Aug. 13 Rochester Twilight Criterium Rochester, N.Y. Criterium  
Aug. 27 Chris Thater Memorial Binghamton, N.Y. Criterium  
Sept. 2-5 The TSG Realty Gateway Cup St. Louis, Mo. Criterium Omnium  
Sept. 10 Reading 120 Reading, Pa. Road Race UCI 1.2
Sept. 11 Thompson Criterium of Doylestown Doylestown, Pa. Criterium  
Sept. 17 TD Bank Mayor’s Cup Boston, Mass. Criterium  

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