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|Local name||Gateway Cup|
|Region||St. Louis, Missouri|
|Date||Labor Day Weekend|
|Type||Criterium Stage Race|
|General Directors||Tim Ranek, Mike Weiss, Chris Clausen, and Amy Strahan|
|First edition||1985 Gateway Cup|
|Number of editions||23 (as of 2008 Gateway Cup)|
|Last winner||Dan Schmatz|
The Gateway Cup is a 4-day, criterium cycling race held in St. Louis, Missouri over Labor Day weekend. There are five races each day based on ability, ranging from novices (Category 5 cyclists) to professionals (Category 1 cyclists). There are over $25,000 in prize money awarded over the 4 day race.
The criterium race itself is on an approximately 1-mile closed course within 4-distinct St. Louis Neighborhoods. The race duration varies from 30 minutes to 75 minutes. This American style of racing appeals to both athletes and spectators alike as the peloton, or pack of cyclists, pass by every few minutes at impressive speeds holding lines only inches apart from one another. Spectators can watch the race develop lap after lap and hear commentators announce race strategy, allowing more of an understanding and involvement in the excitement.
Famous Racers/Racing Teams to attend the Gateway Cup
Racers Dan Schmatz, Henk Vogels
Teams 7/up cycling team, Toyota United