What a great first weekend of the Intelligentsia Cup Prairie State Cycling Series. Results are posted. Saturday’s Lake Bluff Criterium was scored for the Pave Liga. Early results look like there could be some movement in the standings. We’ve got three more upcoming PSCS races being scored.
- Wednesday - Willow Springs Road Race - this is a great course featuring a deceptive little hill. Deceptive in whether it can split the race, or just be a nuisance. You have to make each trip up the hill count, otherwise it will end up a power sprint. Talk to the guys who raced it in 2009 and 2011.
- Friday - Elmhurst Cycling Classic - not your ordinary 4 corner criterium, last year’s race was VERY hot (both competition-wise and weather-wise!) The town really gets behind the race so plan on sticking around to enjoy Friday night festivities.
- Sunday - Downers Grove Criterium - the legend of Downers continues as PSCS resurrects one of the true icons of Chicagoland road racing. The course is definitely technical. You can just picture that sweeping final corner into the punchy uphill finish (which many a would-be US Crit Champion it has claimed!)