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Cycling Fri Jul 15 2011

Area Cyclists Hit Weekend Two of Superweek

This weekend marks the halfway point of Superweek, a 17-day cycling series with races spread from Milwaukee to Chicago. The Point Premium Root Beer International Cycling Classic, commonly known as Superweek, is the longest running multi-category race in the world and attracts top-level riders from all over the globe.

Pros and amateurs alike compete for daily winner's stage jerseys as well as the overall series jersey for their category. Currently seven of the top 10 pro 1/2 men's overall spots are held by racers from Europe and Asia, while six of the top 10 pro 1/2/3 women are from Hong Kong and Taiwan.

This weekend racers will compete at The Great Downer Avenue Bike Race in Milwaukee and at the Evanston Grand Prix. The Downer Avenue race is always one of the most popular, known for giving away giant primes (prizes awarded mid-race to the winner of a particular lap) and for live music, food and huge crowds.

The series wraps up July 24 with the Whitefish Bay Classic. For a full schedule of races, click here.

 
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