Uptown Greenwood

Pro Cycling Challenge

6th Annual

Uptown Greenwood

Pro Cycling Challenge


Thursday, May 1, 2008




The Uptown Greenwood Pro Cycling Challenge is a premier cycling event that is part of the 2008 USA CRITS  Speed Week Championship Criterium Series.  For one evening, Main Street Greenwood is transformed into a world class criterium race course featuring over 100 of the best cycling professionals in the world. 


Speed Week is a series of 7 races over 10 days – starting with the Athens Twilight and ending in Sandy Springs.  The series offers $150,000 in prize money to the Men’s and Women’s Professional/Elite Teams.  Speed Week features the best criterium cyclists in the world, racing the downtown streets of seven southern cities.  These downtown areas are transformed into international cycling competition arenas from April 26 – May 4, 2008.  Olympians, world, and nationally-ranked men and women athletes will take to the streets to contest the series, as well as qualifying positions for the USA CRITS Finals.


Beginning at 5:30 PM in the fountain parking lot of Uptown Greenwood, a youth bike rodeo and helmet safety check will take place.  Helmets and other items will be given out while supplies last.  A youth race will start at approximately 6:30 PM.  Children wishing to enter the youth races MUST have a helmet and have a parent present to sign a wavier form.   

2008 Sponsors



Greenwood, SC  29649
(864) 223-2296

230 Birchtree Drive
Greenwood, SC  29648
(864) 223-1818

Extended Stay Motel
919 Montague Avenue
Greenwood, SC  29646
(864) 223-3979



Keith Norris (AEG Toshiba Cycling) and Tina Pic (Colavita/Sutter Home)

2007 Greenwood Men's/Women's Champions

Race Article Links

Velo News

Cycling News 

Series Race Location Date
Athens Twilight Athens, GA April 26
Beaufort Memorial Cycling Classic Beaufort, SC April 29
Walterboro Cycling Classic Walterboro, SC April 30
Uptown Greenwood Pro Cycling Greenwood, SC May 1
Smith Barney Classic Spartanburg, SC May 2
Dilworth Criterium Charlotte, NC May 3
Sandy Springs Cycling Challenge Sandy Springs, GA May 4


To learn more about what to do during your stay in Greenwood, visit the Greenwood Regional Tourism and Visitors Bureau website.

Check out these articles about the race:


The 2008 race course will be the same as 2007.  The course includes a very unique "s curve" at Court Street and Main Street.






For more information, contact uptown@cityofgreenwoodsc.com.

Uptown Greenwood Development Corporation
P.O.Box 202
Greenwood, SC 29648
(864) 942-8448