Southeast Regional Series Continues in Knoxville August 17-18
Competition and Courses Tough as Overall Jersey Owners Continue to Change
Greenville, SC – August 1, 2013 – The inaugural Southeast Regional Series (SRS) produced by Start Smart Cycling continues with back-to back criterium-road race events in Knoxville, Tennessee, August 17-18.
Since May, SRS has completed one successful race weekend per month with ridership and caliber of competition increasing each weekend. Heading into Knoxville, podiums of the 5-state series have been celebrated in Albany, Georgia, Montgomery, Alabama, and Asheville, North Carolina. Twelve racer categories are scored at each venue, including Juniors, as SRS is proud to be a part of the 2013 USA Cycling Junior Road Development Series.
The Southeast Regional Series Pro Men Overall standings through the French Broad Cycling Classic in North Carolina last month show David Winston (UnitedHealthcare of Georgia-706 Project), Chris Wolhunter (Stan’s No Tubes-Proferrin) and Brian Toone (Friends of the Great Smokies) owning the top 3 slots with just 21 points separating first and third. The Southeast Regional Series Pro Women Overall standings after three stages show Stephanie Cucaz (PCP Racing) with a 75-point lead over Arden Stelly (Pain Pathways) and Michele Moulton (PCP Racing) in second and third, respectively.
Andy Scarano (UnitedHealthcare of Georgia) is currently in the Stan’s NoTubes Pro Men KOM Jersey just eight points ahead of Toone, with Andreas Fliessgarten (Team Baier Landshut) tugging at the jersey at 10 points out. In the Stan’s NoTubes Pro Women QOM Jersey sits Ally Stacher (Specialized-Lululemon), with not much wiggle room as Stelly and Mary Syrrist (Kenda-Racers Against Childhood Cancer) are less than five points behind in second and third, respectively.
Wolhunter is comfortably sporting the green and white striped PEZCycling News Pro Men Sprinters Jersey, with Sean Weddell (High Country Devo Team) and Overall leader Winston second and third. The PEZ Cycling News Pro Women standings mimic the Overalls with Cucaz, Stelly and Moulton firmly planted 1-2.3.
For complete results and SRS Series standings for all race categories, please click here: https://www.srs-racing.com/.
The penultimate weekend of racing for SRS will kick off on Saturday, August 17th, with the Knoxville Criterium on a fast, nine-tenths of a mile, four-corner course. The Knoxville Road Race will take place the following day with nearly 400 feet of climbing throughout a 13-mile loop.
When it’s all said and done, SRS will have awarded over $50,000 in cash and prizes through its five weekends of racing, which will culminate with a BMW Pace Car leadout in Greenville, South Carolina, September 14-15. SRS will return in 2014 with an expanded reach in the Southeast.
For the complete SRS schedule and race flyers, please visit www.srs-racing.com.