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Old Pueblo Grand Prix: Crit racing this Saturday night

DSC_2730031712The Old Pueblo Grand Prix professional criterium race returns to downtown Tucson for the third time this Saturday night.

The race is organized by Susan Franks and Kurt Rosenquist, the husband and wife team behind O2 Modern Fitness and Fitworks Cycling Support.

In addition to the professional races, which carries a $23,000 prize purse, there are amateur races during the day. This year however, the amateur races are being run by Summit Velo, a local cycling team.

The amateur races will be held on the same course the professional race will take place on. For more information on the amateur races, check out the online flyer.

Professional racing starts at 6 p.m. when the professional women begin to roll. The Men’s race begins at 8 p.m.

Here’s the full schedule:

  • 5:00 pm • Kids Race and Community Bike Parade presented by Living Streets Alliance (LSA) and El Grupo.
  • 6:00 pm • Women’s Professional and Cat 1/2 Race (50 minutes – 40 pros)
  • 7:00 pm • Cruiser Bike Races - Open to everyone – Cash and prizes will be awarded to 8 finalists and the champion of the final heat.
  • 7:15 pm • BMX Stunt Show with Pros from Premises Park.
  • 8:00 pm • Men’s Professional and Cat 1 Race (75 minutes – 75 pros) 
  • 9:15 pm • Podium awards for men and women including NCC and USA Crit Championship winners Jersey.

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The start/finish line is on Stone Avenue, just south of Broadway Boulevard in downtown Tucson.

For more information, check out the race’s website.

Here are a few photos from last year’s race.

1 comments
CodyM48
CodyM48

So excited! Don't forget it lines up with 2nd Saturdays (http://www.2ndsaturdaysdowntown.com/). A group of us have dinner reservations downtown, then we'll catch the race and walk around and see what else Tucson has to offer. Hopefully it stays dry.