American Criterium Cup announces 2024 dates.

After a successful and exciting second season, the American Criterium Cup (ACC) returns to the scene in 2024, offering over $500K in combined event and series earnings. Featuring eight of the top races in the United States, the ACC continues its trajectory of elevating criterium as a uniquely American sport.

2024 confirmed events:

  1. Saint Francis Tulsa Tough, June 7, 2024.
  2. Kwik Trip Tour of America’s Dairyland, June 22, 2024.
  3. Bailey & Glasser Twilight Criterium, June 29, 2024.
  4. Salt Lake Criterium, July 6, 2024.
  5. IU Health Momentum Indy, July 12, 2024
  6. Chicago Grit, July 27, 2024.
  7. Littleton Twilight Criterium p/b Audi Denver, August 3, 2024.
  8. Bommarito Audi West County Gateway Cup, September 1, 2024.

New to the Series for 2024 is the addition of the ACC Junior Criterium Cup presented by Renaissance Financial for athletes 15 to 16 and 17 to 18 years old. Designed to share the limelight of the ACC with athletes of the future, the Junior Criterium Cup will award Jerseys and talent opportunities to the next generation of American cyclists.

Repeating for 2023, the $100K season purse will be awarded equally to the series Men and Women Leaders, Sprint Leaders, and Teams presented by MUMU Apparel.

 “IU Health Momentum Indy is proud to be part of the third season of the American Criterium Cup, a showcase of world-class athletes competing in the heart of downtown Indianapolis.  As one of the only woman-founded and woman-led cycling events in the country, we are proud to usher in a new era of equal prize parity for female athletes competing at the highest level of our sport.”  – Event Director, Jennifer Cvar, IU Health Momentum Indy

Providing a criterium racing series for the Nation’s best cycling teams and athletes, the competition at each event will be intense. The eight events on the ACC calendar boast a total of 35 days of racing, all part of the freshly minted USA Cycling Criterium National Series.

 “The 2024 ACC series will be the most exciting year of racing this decade. I, personally, would love to win the Series again, but keeping the series overall in the family is really all that matters. We have four of the eight winners from last year on our team, and I like those odds.” – 2023 Men’s Leaders Jersey Winner, Danny Summerhill, Reign Storm Pro Cycling Team

 Also returning is the ACC Sprint Competition, featuring a mid-race prize lap at each race.  Daily prize money will be awarded three places deep in addition to the points competition towards the ACC Sprint Leader Jersey.

 “The ACC has been a great thing for American criterium racing, having a season long series really elevates the level of racing and with the inner series competition it really makes it exciting for fans to follow. I’m really looking forward to seeing how things shake out in 2024 and hope to maybe defend that green jersey.”– 2023 Series Sprint Jersey Winner, Kimberly Lucie, DNA Pro Cycling Team

 With preparation well underway for another action-packed season, the 2024 American Criterium Cup will work to elevate the stature of American racing, showcasing the talent of the best criterium teams in the world.

Dino Piskopanis, Team Director of UTC-ButcherBox Cycling p/b LOOK -praises the consistent efforts of the ACC in promoting US Criterium racing and fostering unity within the sport by uniting premier teams and events.  “With multiple ACC podium placements under our belt since the series’ inception, we anticipate exciting competition, camaraderie and sportsmanship among top athletes and teams in 2024.”