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2019 Pro GRT and XC Events

March 15th, 2019 12:00am

2019 Pro GRT and XC Events

Pro GRT is the last bastian of true gravity events in the US. Having been all but shunned by the governing bodies in favor of their road cycling programs and the new wave of enduro racing, downhill is still the sport of kings and should never be left out in the cold, but it is and my political rant is finished. Here are the details for the Pro GRT schedule and even the XC schedule since I think they should all get a fair shake. (I started my career in XC but had waaay more fun in DH)

MTB PHOTO Courtesy of Windrock Bike Park -site of round 1 of the PRO GRT

READ On For what USA CYCLING has to say about this years MTB Events..

 

COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO. – USA Cycling announced the national mountain bike calendar for the 2019 season today. The Pro Gravity Tour (GRT) and Pro Cross Country Tour (XCT) will feature 12 events across 10 states. Spanning March to June, the GRT schedule this year will include 8 days of gravity competitions, while the XCT will feature 20 days of racing. The GRT and XCT are comprised of the top mountain bike events in the U.S. and track the standings for elite riders in their respective fields. Most events will also carry amateur categories as well. Individual calendar champions are crowned at the conclusion of the calendar.

The GRT calendar focuses on four of the best gravity races across the U.S. with events from coast to coast. The addition of the Breckenridge Epic as well as the Soldier Hollow Bike Festival and the Missoula XCS to the XCT calendar marks a return to mountain bike stage racing in the pro calendar. “We’re looking forward to a great season of competition in both gravity and endurance mountain bike racing here in the US.

This collection of high-caliber races allows our athletes to prepare on US soil for the upcoming 2019 World Championships taking place in Mont-Sainte-Anne, Canada,” said Tara McCarthy, Senior National Events Manager, USA Cycling.

2019 Pro GRT Calendar:

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DateEventLocationClassification
March 6-10Windrock Tennessee NationalOakridge, TennC1
April 5-7, 2019NW Cup #1Port AngelesC2
May 18-19,  2019Mountain Creek Pro GRTVernon NJC3
June-13-15, 2019NW Cup TamarakTamarack, IdahoC2

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 2019 Pro XCT Calendar:

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DateEventLocationClassification
March 16, 2019US Cup - Bonelli Park XCO + Junior Series XCOSan Dimas, CAHC
March 24,, 2019US Cup-Vail Lake National + Junior Series XCOTemecula, CAC!
April 11,  2019Sea Otter ClassicMonterey, CAHC
April 14, 2019Sea Otter ClassicMonterey, CAC3
May 2-5, 2019Soldier Hollow Bike Festival  + Junior Series XCOMidway, UtahStage Race 1
June 9, 2019EliminatorColumbus, GAXCE WC
June 6-9, 2019Missoula SCS + Junior Series XCOMissoula, MontStage Race 2
August 11-16, 2019Teh Breck Epic MTB Stage RaceBreckenridge, COStage Race 1
August 24, 2019Julbo Eastern GrindWilliston, VTC1

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The 2018 XCT individual champions were Erin Huck (Boulder, Colo.; CZ Racing) for Elite Women and Christopher Blevins (Durango, Colo.; Specialized Bicycles Factory Racing Team) for Elite Men.

 

For the entire calendar of USA Cycling events follow this link SCHEDULE.

 

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