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Cycling Fri Jul 24 2009

Chicago Criterium this Weekend

On Sunday, Grant Park and the surrounding streets will be full of riders as the Chicago Criterium returns for its second year. A real crowd-pleaser last year, this race is already a crown jewel in the Chicago road racing scene.

The schedule is as follows:

  • 7am Juniors

  • 7:35am Cat 5 Heat 1

  • 8:10am Cat 5 Heat 2

  • 8:50am Category 4

  • 9:40am Category 3

  • 10:35am Masters 35+ 4/5

  • 11:20am Women Cat 4

  • 12:05pm Masters 35+ 1/2/3

  • 1pm Women 1/2/3

  • 2pm Big Wheel Race

  • 2:15pm Pro 1/2

Professional cyclist Chris Horner of the Astana squad will be racing in the P/1/2 race to shake things up. While he was disappointed to be left off the Tour de France roster this year, let's hope he shakes off his disappointment with a brave effort or two. And what do you know, but you can meet Horner at Turin Cyclery (1027 Davis St., Evanston) on Friday night to shake hands, get an autograph, and ask if he still likes eating a Whopper before a big race.

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