The US Cup Triple Crown All Mountain Pro Series will return for a second year with two of its three races running as national events.
March will kick-off the season at Bonelli Park in San Dimas, California and then move to Fontana, California. Both races are part of U.S.A. Cycling’s Pro Cross-Country Tour. The third U.S. Cup event is in June in Santa Ynez, California.
In 2010, the three U.S. Cup races were in California, Colorado and Virginia. Kelli Emmett (Giant Factory Racing) was the overall women’s champ. Sho-Air/Specialized rider Max Plaxton was the men’s winner.
The US Cup Triple Crown includes three disciplines at each of the three events — cross-country, Super D, and short-track.
Also returning for its third year is the Kenda Cup West Series presented by Specialized. This series is California-based with a focus on regional/local pros and amateur riders. For racers outside California there are Kenda Cup Qualifiers. These races will act as regional qualifiers, and will allow riders nationwide to attend the finals at the end of the year.
Finally, the Specialized Fall Invitational will be combined with the California State MTB Championships.
US Cup Triple Crown All Mountain Pro Series
March 12-13: Bonelli Park. San Dimas, CA **Pro XCT cross country on Saturday**
March 26-27: Southridge Park. Fontana, CA **Pro XCT cross country on Saturday**
June 4-5: Santa Ynez, CA
2011 US Cup Race Series:
Kenda Cup West Series-
Feb. 27: Sage Brush. Lake Morena, CA
March 13: Bonelli Park. San Dimas, CA
March 27: Southridge Park. Fontana, CA
April 3: Sycamore Canyon. Riverside, CA
May 22: Big Bear, CA
June 5: Santa Ynez, CA
June 19: Big Bear, CA **Series Final** **Best 5 of 7 rounds count for series**
Specialized Fall Invitational
Oct. 2: Bonelli Park. San Dimas, CA
More information can be found at the official US Cup Web site www.uscup.net