MAC Announces Revolutionary Wheel Prizes for Amateurs
The Champions System MAC Series announced a new sponsorship and prize package in conjunction with Revolution Wheelworks today. Revolution will provide three complete wheelsets with a combined retail value of $2,680 to the season champions of three of MAC’s amateur classes.
The Category 2/3/4 Men, affectionately known as the “Killer Bs,” will be competing for Revolution’s brand new flagship tubular carbon fiber cyclocross wheelset, the Rev-33X. Not even due to be released to the public until October, the new 33X weighs in at 1,200 grams and features a 23mm wide rim. Not to be outdone, the season champion in the category 3/4 Women (i.e. “B Women”) division will take home a Revolution Rev-50X wheelset worth $960. And the top Cat 4 male in MAC this year will be riding on a new set of Revolution Rev-25X alloy tubular wheels next season.
The Champion System MAC Series is an 11-race series in 2010. The series will cover five states, stretching from Baltimore in the old Confederacy, to the Hamptons in eastern New York. Each racer’s top 10 results will count toward the overall season championship in 16 classes. Nine of the 11 races will see UCI points on the line for the Elite Men and Women, with the race on November 20th in Long Island being one of only eight UCI-C1 events in America this year.
The Champion System MAC kicks off on September 11th with the UCI C2 Nittany Lion Cross at the world famous velodrome of the Valley Preferred Cycling Center. The following week will see two days of racing in Baltimore with the hugely popular UCI C2 Charm City Cyclocross Weekend. The series returns to Pennsylvania on September 26th for the Whirlybird Cyclocross at the historic Bryn Athyn College, before wrapping up the first half of its season at the always awesome Granogue Cross, which has been expanded to two days for the first time. More information on the races of the MAC series can be found at BikeReg.com. A full schedule can be found at www.midatlanticcross.com.
Revolution Wheelworks is based just outside of Philadelphia in Wynnewood, Pennsylvania. In only a few years, their high-tech yet no-nonsense wheels have garnered accolades around the country and were ridden to the MAC Elite Men’s championship last year by Valentin Scherz of Switzerland.
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