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Cycling Thu Jan 06 2011

ICA Announces 2011 Race Series, Category Changes

The Illinois Cycling Association, the body that oversees road, track and cyclocross racing in this state, has announced the 16-race Illinois Cup series. With races near and far (Hillsboro-Roubaix, Great Egyptian crit), this series looks to offer a good variety of road and crit racing opportunities. For those that will be competing for the overall series winner, be prepared to tack on the miles.

The complete list of races and category changes after the jump:

The 2011 Illinois Cup

3/26 Spring Super Criterium
4/9 Sherman Park Criterium
4/16 Flatlandia Kermese (RR)
5/1 Vernon Hills Grand Prix
5/14 Monsters of the Midway
5/15 Fox River Grove Cycling Challenge
5/22 Urbana Grand Prix
6/4 O'Fallon Grand Prix RR
6/5 O'Fallon Grand Prix Crit
6/11 Tour of Galena Road Race (RR)
6/12 Tour of Galena Criterium
6/18 Cobb Park Criterium
6/25 Glencoe GP
7/24 Great Egyptian Criterium
7/30 Grayslake
8/20 Peoria Criterium

The ICA has also made changes to the Masters categories due to concerns about incomparable skill levels in some of the categories. Series races will feature Masters 30+ 4/5, Masters 30+ 1/2/3, and a Masters 45+ 1/2/3 categories.

Below is a list of the 2011 categories:

· Juniors 10-14 (boys and girls for season end break outs)
· Juniors 15-18 (boys and girls for season end break outs)
· Women 4
· Women 3
· Women 1/2/3
· Masters 30+ Cat 4/5
· Masters 30+ Cat 1/2/3
· Masters 45+ Cat 1/2/3
· Cat 4
· Cat 3
· Cat 1/2

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