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ZIPP OVCX TOUR ANNOUNCES 2008 SCHEDULE – Highlighted by Rare Three-Day International Weekend and USGP

May 5, 2008; Conshohocken, PA, USA: Highlighting the Ohio River Valley’s new-found reputation as one of America’s best cycling destinations, the Zipp OVCX Cyclocross Tour has announced its most ambitious schedule ever, highlighted by a USGP weekend and the only three-day UCI sanctioned cyclocross festival in the world apart from Belgium’s “Christmas Week”. The 13-race Tour, sponsored by Zipp Speed Weaponry wheels and components, will also feature some of the finest domestic races in America and no fewer than three open state championship events.

Four of this year’s Zipp OVCX Tour events will take place in Louisville Kentucky, home of the famed Kentucky Derby thoroughbred horse race and recently honored by Bicycling magazine as one of America’s Best New Cycling Cities. In the June 2008, which hit newsstands on May 1, the editors of Bicycling say that “The mayor embraced cycling” and the bike summit he called “created a visionary goal – the Louisville Loop – that has inspired the whole city”. The article concludes with a brief overview of last year’s USGP races, part of the Zipp OVCX, “The reception was so enthusiastic that locals are now talking about building a cyclocross park.” This year’s USGP races in Louisville take place October 25 and 26.

The complete 2008 schedule is below. For more information, see or e-mail OVCX director Mitch Graham at [email protected].


September 14: “Cyclocross at Riverview Park” – Riverview Park, Loveland Ohio

September 28: “Tour de Louisville” – Tom Sawyer Park, Louisville Kentucky

October 10-12: OVCX’s Cincinnati Area Three-Day International Cyclocross Weekend

  • October 10: “The Dark Horse Cyclo Stampede International Cyclocross” (UCI C2) England/Idlewild Park, Burlington Kentucky
  • October 11: “Java Johnny’s/Lionhearts International Cyclocross” (UCI C2)

Sunset Park, Middletown Ohio

  • October 12: “BioWheels/United Dairy Farmers Harbin Park International” (UCI C1) Harbin Park, Fairfield Ohio

October 25-26: United States Gran Prix Weekend:

  • October 25: “USGP #1 Derby City International” (UCI C2), Champion’s Golf Course, Louisville Kentucky
  • October 26: “USGP #2 Derby City International” (UCI C2), Champion’s Golf Course, Louisville Kentucky

November 2: “Gun Club Cross” – Miamiville (Cincinnati) Ohio

November 9: “Buckingham Financial John Bryan Classic” – John Bryan State Park, Yellow Springs (Dayton) Ohio

November 16: “Promotion Cross” – Veteran’s Park, Lexington Kentucky

November 23: “Cap City Cross” (and Ohio State Championships) -Columbus Ohio

November 3: “Storm the Greens” (and Kentucky State Championships) – Champions Golf Course, Louisville Kentucky

December 7: “Brookside Cyclocross Cup” (and Indiana State Championships) – Brookside Park, Indianapolis Indiana