The criterium calendar in the United States has a new highlight – and lucrative – for the season.
On October 30, Sacramento, California will host SRAM-powered Into the Lion’s Den, which will be the richest reviewer in US history.
Hosted by Justin Williams, co-founder of the Los Angeles L39ION continental level team, the event will offer US $ 100,000 in prize money, split evenly between the male and female professional fields and split into $ 10,000 in bounties. and $ 40,000 in cash prizes. for the first 10 of each race.
Men and women will run for 70 minutes, on a 1 km circuit around the grounds of the California Capitol.
“My vision has always been to make cycling great for everyone,” said Williams.
To this end, it is not just professional level racing. During Halloween weekend, a full-day family activities program is offered, including a costume contest. Amateur level races will also be held, with runners competing for prizes rather than money.
“Get on your bikes, wear costumes and enjoy the community Halloween event,” Williams said. “Get hooked on criterium races during open races, then watch current and former national champions fuel up in pro reviews. ”
Justin and Corey Williams’ L39ION team had an exceptional first season, winning the men’s and women’s GCs at the Joe Martin Stage Race and dominating most of the USA Crits series.