The main event of the Athens Orthopedic Clinic Twilight Criterium attracts cyclists representing teams from all over the nation and the world.
As CyclingTips.com puts it, "The streets of downtown Athens, Georgia, become a block party. Fireworks in the parking lot, bars overflowing, thousands of screaming college kids lining barriers. Oh, and there’s also a bike race happening.
This is Athens Twilight, the pinnacle of criterium racing in the United States. . . . for the racers, there’s lifelong bragging rights and a pile of cold, hard cash on the line. A victory here can set a career in motion or be the perfect ending to one. The winner’s list is who’s who of American criterium racing."
The men’s pro-am criterium is an 80K race around historic downtown Athens, while the women’s pro-am criterium measures 40K. The course start-finish line is on Clayton Street at College Avenue.
Don’t miss a minute of the evening’s events!