4 DAYS OF RACING,
4 UNIQUE ST. LOUIS NEIGHBORHOODS!
The 24th edition of the Staenberg Group Gateway Cup takes place in the heart of FOUR unique and awesome St. Louis neighborhoods.
Within each of these host communities, the race course is a defined one mile lap and the race format is known as a “criterium.” This Americanized style of racing appeals to both athletes and spectators alike as the peloton, or pack of cyclists, pass by every few minutes at impressive speeds holding lines only inches apart from one another. Spectators can watch the race develop lap after lap and hear commentators announce race strategy, allowing more of an understanding and involvement in the excitement. Returning for 2016- all four days of the TSG Properties Gateway Cup are included on the USA Cycling National Criterium Calendar and are sanctioned by the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI). The Sunday event, the Giro della Montagna is featured as the USA Crits Championship Series Final.
There are 9 races each day based on ability, ranging from newbies to pros. Each day begins with the amateur races and builds up to the featured events, the mens and women’s professional races. In these races, 150 of the top national and international cyclists will hurl themselves through corners averaging 30 mph towards a typically thrilling sprint finish. Guaranteed inspiration.
For the Mens and Women’s Elite Classes we have an overall Omnium competition for best aggregate results over all four days of racing. Each day we score the top 15 places and assign points towards an overall prize. Points are awarded 25, 20,16, 14, 12, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1.
Both Pro Men and Pro Women Categories will compete for equal prize money. $26,000 per gender, with $13,000 being in the men’s and women’s Omnium. Including the other amateur races, there will be a total cash purse of $70,000 up for grabs.