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11 NRC events plus 27 NCC races
USA Cycling on Monday announced its 2013 USA Cycling National Racing Calendar (NRC) and 2013 USA Cycling National Criterium Calendar (NCC).
The NRC, the season-long domestic road cycling series, will be comprised of 11 events in total. Seven offer NRC points for both men and women (Redlands Bicycle Classic, Joe Martin Stage Race p/b Nature Valley, SRAM Tour of the Gila, American Cycling Open, Nature Valley Grand Prix, Keystone Open and Cascade Cycling Classic), two offer points just for men (Tour of the Battenkill and Thompson Buck County Classic) and two offer points just for women (Exergy Tour and Tour of Elk Grove) which provides nine events for both men and women to accumulate NRC points throughout the year.
The NRC begins in California with the Redlands Bicycle Classic, April 4-7, and concludes in Pennsylvania at the Thompson Bucks County Classic on September 14.
The 2012 NRC men’s series was won by Francisco Mancebo (Competitive Cyclist Racing Team) while Carmen Small (Optum Pro Cycling p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies) claimed the women’s title. The top men’s team was Competitive Cyclist Racing Team while the women’s team prize was won by Optum Pro Cycling p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies.
The NCC, showcase the country’s top criterium-only events, made its debut in 2012 and for the upcoming year the series has expanded to 27 races. Competition kicks off on March 9 at Tucson, Arizona’s Old Pueblo Grand Prix and wraps up at the TD Bank Mayor’s Cup in Boston, Massachusetts, on September 21. All 27 events will provide NCC points for men, while the women’s
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