Wednesday notebook: July 18
» Superweek has not updated its results page but some results are appearing on TrueSport.
» Next Sunday is the inaugural Sammy's St. Charles Prairie State Criterium, put on by the Midwest Cycling Series, promoters of the Tour of America's Dairyland. In the latest indication that MCS is positioning itself to replace Superweek, a press release notes that St. Charles is "the first race of the official Prairie State Cycling Series, which will be in full swing next July in multiple Illinois communities and feature the same caliber of safe courses, on-time starts, competition, payouts and professionalism that racers have come to expect and experience during ToAD races."
» Garmin-Sharp is among the UCI and national teams that have pledged to come to the Tour of Elk Grove, although rosters have not been named. Meanwhile, the total purse for elite women has been increased $5,000 to $20,000.
» Regsitration is open for ABD's Winfield criteriums over the Aug. 11-12 weekend. Saturday's twilight crit will be sanctioned under USAC, while Sunday will remain the ABR national championship.
» RDS Cycling is throwing two August races: Vernon Hills on Sunday, Aug. 12 and a new race in Villa Park on Aug. 19.
» The Sun-Times has a guide to local climbs.
» Liam Donoghue (XXX Racing-Athletico) recently set the 10-mile record at the Northbrook Velodrome, averaging 31.4 mph for 19:05.
» Oh, hello, Relay Cross.