Tour of Elk Grove

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Tour of Elk Grove
Tour of Elk Grove Logo.jpg
Race details
Date August (Annually)
Region

Elk Grove Village, IL

 United States
Discipline Road
Competition UCI America Tour 2.1
Type Stage race
Organiser Special Events Management
Race director Craig Johnson
History
First edition 2006 (2006)
Editions 8 (2013)
Most recent  Elia Viviani (ITA)

The Tour of Elk Grove was an annual bicycle race held in Elk Grove Village, IL in the United States. First staged in 2006, the race covered more than 277 kilometers (172 Miles) and took place over three days.[1] The event featured 16 professional and amateur races along with performances by local bands following the races.

History[edit]

Established in 2006 as only a two-stage race, The Tour of Elk Grove was created to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the creation of Elk Grove Village, IL. The race then became an annual event and being added to the USA Cycling National Racing Calendar. In 2012 the race was designated a 2.1 rating by the Union Cycliste Internationale for the race in August, 2012.[2] The event also included a Pro Women Multi-Stage Race and several local charitable races.

In 2013, Mayor Craig Johnson announced the race will cease operations due to a scheduling conflict with USA Cycling and the Union Cycliste Internationale. "It's not going to deter what we want to do," said David Simmons, president of Friends of Cycling in Elk Grove. "As much as we enjoyed the weekend and the way it helped us raise the knowledge of cycling and advocacy, we're not going to stop working toward our goal, which is to get people out riding their bikes." [3]

Past Winners[edit]

Men

Rider Team
2006 Australia Clarke, HiltonHilton Clarke (AUS) Navigators Cycling Team
2007 Australia O'Neill, NathanNathan O'Neill (AUS) Health Net-Maxxis
2008 Canada Veilleux, DavidDavid Veilleux (CAN) Kelly Benefit Strategies
2009 Australia Menzies, KarlKarl Menzies (AUS) OUCH-Maxxis
2010 Australia Cantwell, JonathanJonathan Cantwell (AUS) Fly V Australia
2011 Cuba Amarán, LuisLuis Amarán (CUB) Jamis-Sutter Home
2012 Canada Parisien, FrançoisFrançois Parisien (CAN) SpiderTech–C10
2013 Italy Viviani, EliaElia Viviani (ITA) Cannondale

Women

Rider Team
2011 Canada Kirchmann, LeahLeah Kirchmann (CAN) Colavita Forno d' Asolo
2012 United States Wilcoxson, JadeJade Wilcoxson (USA) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit
2013 United States Olds, ShelleyShelley Olds (USA) Team TIBCO

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