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Tour of Utah: Criterium Classic

Next Tuesday evening, we will have a winner of the Tour of Utah Women's Edition Criterium Classic. The two races that comprise the Criterium Classic are sanctioned under USA Cycling as part of the National Criterium Calendar. There are 17 events on the calendar for 2015, with the Tour of Utah being the 12th on the schedule. It is also the only event for women, while the other 16 include men's and women's events. 

According to the USA Cycling website, the current standings for the NCC for individual racers and teams are as follows. All 5 of these riders and teams are coming to the Tour of Utah. In fact, the top 11 teams are registered and many of their top ranked riders will be racing in Logan and Ogden. The combination of NCC points on the line and the Tour of Utah exposure will produce some exciting competition.
USA Cycling NCC Standings as of 7/28/15
There are close to 100 racers and 18 teams registered for the Tour of Utah Criterium Classic. There are great stories behind each racer and team. For example, Erica Allar recently moved from Colavita to LA Sweat which will bring interesting team dynamics. Samantha and Skylar are sisters and a family force to be reckoned with. Tina Pic is the crit master with 6 National Criterium Championships and countless wins. Rounding out the NCC Top 5 is Coryn Rivera, sprinter extraordinaire, coming off an international win in Germany. Coryn also won the Tour of Utah Women's Edition last year and along with United Healthcare will be defending the title and looking to move up the NCC rankings.

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