Read what they are saying about the Glencoe Grand Prix!
“I look forward to racing again at Glencoe as it holds a special meaning for me as I won my 1st pro criterium jersey there last year. The fans and the community are great and I always enjoy being in that kind of environment.” Daniel Holoway - 2010 U.S. Criterium Champion, member of Kelly Benefits Strategies - Optum Health.
“The Glencoe course is such a nice change from the norm. Turns, technical corners and the potential for a successful breakaway make it one of the funnest courses I race on all year.” David Moyer - Elite Team xXx Racing - AthletiCo.
"The Glencoe Grand Prix offers riders a unique opportunity to prove themselves with it's challenging course. Glencoe Grand Prix is fast, tight, and technical. With it's huge crowds it makes for a exciting race.” Mike Sherer - 2010 Men's 1/2 winner from Verizon U-25 Cycling Team. 2011 Kelly Benefits Strategies - Optum Health.
“I hope I do this race this year! It's a very challenging course, technical for sure but there are open portions as well. The flow makes it very interesting because breakaways have a great chance, and the field tends to shatter halfway through the race. It favors smart racing, tactical sense, and aggressive riding much more than most standard criteriums. The setting is very nice, with excellent crowds of local families and a great atmosphere.” Nick Frey - Team Jamis Sutter Home and owner of Boo Bicycles.
“More of a circuit feel to it vs. a true crit course... just FANTASTIC. A totally PRO production.” Brian Conant - Van Wagner Racing.
“Look what last year's GGP pro winner did in Paris Roubaix, this is a great crit course!” (Referring to Team Europecar's David Vellieux's (CAN) 25th place finish in the 2011 race, just 3:45 behind the winner). Wayne Simon - Enzo's-PSIMET and national master's road race champion 50 - 54 in 2008.
“Best new criterium course in the Midwest. Part technical, part open and fast. Challenging and definitely a course that produces a worthy winner”. Mark Swartzendruber - Scarlet Fire Racing