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The Illinois Cup is back for 2022!

Current 2022 IL Cup Standings

New for 2022:

  • New Men’s and Women’s Masters Categories: 35+ / 45+ / 55+ (1-4)
  • Riders from out-of-state will be able to compete for Cup Championships
  • Points will be awarded to the top 15 riders in each race
  • Cup events will include a few races from border states

We hope these changes will allow more racers to compete for the Cup, help midwestern racing and make the Cup more competitive and exciting.

The Illinois Cup showcases the best races in Illinois and surrounding areas. Throughout the spring, summer, and fall, riders from our member racing clubs will have the opportunity to compete in a season-long series to crown the best overall cyclist. Can a few top wins earn the title, or will a solid mid-pack rider who makes every race walk away the champion? In the Illinois Cup, determination and effort has as good a chance as raw ability.

2022 IL Cup Racing Schedule:

  • Battle on the Border (April 24) – Kenosha, WI
  • Lincoln Park Criterium (May 1) – Chicago, IL
  • Region Riot Criterium (May 7) – Hammond, IN
  • Fox River Grove Criterium (May 15) – Fox River Grove, IL
  • Kwik Star Criterium (May 30) – Davenport, IA *
  • Cobb Park Criterium (July 10) – Kankakee, IL (IL State Criterium Championship)

* Men’s and Women’s Masters categories will not be scored at this event

RACERS: Each Illinois Cup race awards points for the top 15 finishers.  See the official 2022 IL Cup Guide for Riders rules here in the 2022 IL Cup Guide for Riders. If you are a 2019 Cup Champion, your free entries will be carried forward into the 2022 Cup events.

RACE PROMOTERS: Guidelines and application for including your race in the 2022 IL Cup can be found here in the 2022 IL Cup Guide for Race Directors.

Congratulations to the 2019 IL Cup Champions! (Final Standings)

  • Jr Girls 9-10: Reagan Smott (PSIMET Racing)
  • Jr Boys 9-10: Owen Smott (PSIMET Racing)
  • Jr Boys 11-12: Emiliano Arteaga (xXx Racing)
  • Jr Girls 13-14: Dakota Austin (xXx Racing)
  • Jr Boys 13-14: Maxim Glyvka (PSIMET Racing)
  • Jr Girls 15-16: Jordan Gwyen Austin (xXx Racing)
  • Jr Boys 15-16: David Kosela (Plus Cycling Team)
  • Jr Boys 17-18: Alex Tantasook (xXx Racing)
  • Women 4: Margaret McGill (BFF Bikes)
  • Men 4: Rafal Kuklinski
  • Women 3: Kelsey Campbell Dollaghan (Chicago Cuttin’ Crew)
  • Men 3: Craig Kielbasa
  • Masters 40-49: Jason Knauff (Burnham Racing)
  • Masters 50+: Aaron Katin (Burnham Racing)
  • Women 1/2: Katherine Isermann (PSIMET Racing)
  • Men 1/2: Michael Lanyon (Burnham Racing)

Previous IL Cup Champions and Standings: