Wednesday, September 14 2022

St. Louis will host hundreds of cyclists and up to 40,000 spectators for the 2022 Bommarito Audi West County Gateway Cup, a series of races taking place over Labor Day weekend beginning Friday, Sept. end Monday, September 5. .

The four-day races span four St. Louis neighborhoods, including Lafayette Square, The Hill, Francis Park (St. Louis Hills), and Benton Park.

Participants in this year’s event include top professional racing teams from across the United States. This includes the women’s Legion of Los Angeles, LA Sweat and DNA Pro Cycling teams and the men’s Legion of Los Angeles and Project Echelon teams.

The Bommarito Audi West County Gateway Cup will also host a maximum of 300 professional riders, 150 men and 150 women, such as US national cycling champion Kendall Ryan, US World Championship team member Brandon Feehery, silver medalist world junior championship silver Skylar Schneider and the locals. professional runner Ashley Weaver, among many others.

“Several years ago, the Gateway Cup was granted Pro Road Tour status with USA Cycling and is now the final event on the American Criterium Cup schedule,” said Mike Weiss, event organizer and owner of Big Shark Bicycle Company, based in St. Louis. in a report. “And in turn, tens of thousands of spectators every year who watch the race and join in the festival-like environment created in the host neighborhoods.”

This year, nine races will be held each day, with both men’s and women’s professional competitions, as well as amateur rides in which riders of all ages, skill levels and abilities can participate.

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