DuPage Sports Commission unveils continuation of DuPage Triple Crown in Intelligentsia Cup Series

Posted6/26/2022 1:00 AM

OAK BROOK -- At one of the most well-known and respected cycling races in the country, DuPage County is vying for fan favorite.

In its 10th year, the Intelligentsia Cup cycling series will once again offer 10 continuous days of racing in different Chicagoland communities, with three criterium races in DuPage County: the Ray Whalen Builders Tour of Lake Ellyn (July 23), the Winfield Criterium & Summerfest (July 24), and the Lombard Cycling Classic (July 26) -- forming the "DuPage Triple Crown." Launched in 2019 by the DuPage Sports Commission (DSC), the DuPage Triple Crown offers another layer of fun and excitement for riders and spectators.


"We are looking forward to a great summer of competition," said Igor Bakovic, who leads the DuPage Sports Commission and is responsible for securing and supporting sporting events that are a good fit for the DuPage community. "DuPage is the healthiest county in Illinois, even ranked No. 1 for the best outdoor recreation. Intelligentsia Cup and DuPage are a perfect fit."

The popular cycling series regularly welcomes more than 900 racers representing as many as 38 states and 12 foreign countries ranging from beginners and juniors to professional athletes. Intelligentsia Cup is popular for a reason -- each location offers a different experience for races whether open green space or a sophisticated downtown district, gritty heart-racing turns, numerous food truck offerings and festive atmosphere for fans complete with no tickets required. Winners are announced at each race location for different categories.

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