The Tour of Corsicana

Type
Criterium
Road Race
Time Trial
Stage Race
Date
Sunday, 13 Mar, 2016Daily, until Mar 13, 2016
Sanctioning
USA Cycling
$
80
/ Adults
Start Time:
8:05 PM, 7:10 PM, 6:20 PM, 5:40 PM, 3:55 PM, 2:40 PM, 2:01 PM, 11:30 AM, 11:35 AM, 9:00 AM, 9:10 AM, 12:00 PM, 9:05 AM, 9:20 AM
Distance:
22 - 88 miles
Length:
30 - 60 minutes
Description
The fifth annual Tour of Corsicana will be held on March 12-13th in partnership with the Corsicana Chamber of Commerce.
 
Racing starts Saturday morning with a five mile individual time trial. Racers are allowed to use all available USAC sanctioned speed weaponry, including aero bars, in their battle against the clock. The course is point to point with relatively flat terrain.

Stage two will be a battle in the streets of downtown Corsicana. The one mile, eight corner criterium course is renowned for its historic brick streets. A victory on Beaton street is no small achievement. The course is extremely spectator friendly with a planned beer garden and local vendors offering plenty of dining and shopping opportunities for all. Racing will continue into the evening and will be held in conjunction with Corsicana's Second Saturday celebration which will include live music, food trucks and a classic car show. Racing downtown will start in the early afternoon and wrap up around 10 pm.

Sunday is the queen stage of the Tour of Corsicana. Racers will be treated to a grueling 22 mile loop across the Blackland prairies southwest of Corsicana. As racers of the 2013 Tour of Corsicana can attest, weather can play a factor in how the race unfolds. Be ready for strong winds and broken spirits. Depending on the class, racers will complete 22 to 88 miles.

Those who are victorious at the Tour of Corsicana will be awarded rightfully. As with years past, racers will be competing for custom leaders jerseys, cash and the chance to take home the much coveted brick trophies. Come join us for a weekend of epic bike racing and good times!
 
Fun for the Kids! 

The little ones will have a great time Saturday too.  They'll have their own race through the streets of downtown Corsicana. Kids race starts at 3:00 and its free to all.  Kids (11 & under)  just need to bring a helmet and a bike and have a guardian sign a waiver. We'll have a free drawing afterwards where we will be giving away three kid's bikes!
 
Packet Pickup:
Packet pickup will be available Friday night 7-9 at the Corsicana Hampton Inn. It will also be available at the Time Trial Saturday morning starting at 7:30.
 
Fees
Category
Class
Gender
Category Detail
Age
Start Time
Distance
Time Length
Deadline
Fee
Prizes
Field Limit
Pro
Cat 1
Cat 2
Adults
Men
Women
Saturday Time Trial8:05 PM
60
 minutes
3/10/2016
$
80
$2500/15
100
Cat 3AdultsMenSaturday Time Trial7:10 PM
45
 minutes
$
80
$1000/10
75
Cat 4AdultsMenSaturday Time Trial6:20 PM
40
 minutes
$
80
$500/8
80
Cat 5AdultsMenSaturday Time Trial5:40 PM
30
 minutes
$
80
Trophies/5
50
Cat 1
Cat 2
Cat 3
Cat 4
Masters
Men
Women
Saturday Time Trial
40
4:50 PM
40
 minutes
$
80
$400/5
75
Cat 1
Cat 2
Cat 3
Cat 4
Masters
Men
Women
Saturday Time Trial
50
4:50 PM
40
 minutes
$
80
Trophies/3
75
Cat 1
Cat 2
Cat 3
Cat 4
Masters
Men
Women
Saturday Time Trial
60
4:50 PM
40
 minutes
$
80
Trophies/3
75
OpenAdultsWomenSaturday Time Trial3:55 PM
45
 minutes
$
80
$1000/10
Cat 4
Cat 5
Adults
Men
Women
Saturday Time Trial
35
2:40 PM
40
 minutes
$
80
Trophies/5
Cat 3
Cat 4
MastersWomenSaturday Time Trial
40
2:01 PM
30
 minutes
$
80
Trophies/3
50
Cat 4AdultsWomenSaturday Time Trial2:01 PM
30
 minutes
$
80
Trophies/3
50
Cat 4
Cat 5
JuniorsMenSaturday Time Trial2:00 PM
30
 minutes
$
40
Trophies/3
50
OpenJuniorsWomenSaturday Time Trial2:00 PM
30
 minutes
$
40
Trophies/3
50
Pro
Cat 1
Cat 2
Adults
Men
Women
Sunday Road Race11:30 AM
88
 miles
$
80
$2500/15
100
Cat 3AdultsMenSunday Road Race11:35 AM
66
 miles
$
80
$1000/10
75
Cat 4AdultsMenSunday Road Race9:00 AM
44
 miles
$
80
$500/8
80
Cat 5AdultsMenSunday Road Race9:10 AM
22
 miles
$
80
Trophies/5
50
Cat 1
Cat 2
Cat 3
Cat 4
Masters
Men
Women
Sunday Road Race
40
11:40 AM
66
 miles
$
80
$400/5
75
Cat 1
Cat 2
Cat 3
Cat 4
Masters
Men
Women
Sunday Road Race
50
11:45 AM
66
 miles
$
80
Trophies/3
75
Cat 1
Cat 2
Cat 3
Cat 4
Masters
Men
Women
Sunday Road Race
60
11:45 AM
66
 miles
$
80
Trophies/3
75
OpenAdultsWomenSunday Road Race12:00 PM
66
 miles
$
80
$1000/10
Cat 4
Cat 5
Adults
Men
Women
Sunday Road Race
35
9:05 AM
44
 miles
$
80
Trophies/5
Cat 3
Cat 4
MastersWomenSunday Road Race
40
9:20 AM
22
 miles
$
80
Trophies/3
50
Cat 4AdultsWomenSunday Road Race9:20 AM
22
 miles
$
80
Trophies/3
50
Cat 4
Cat 5
JuniorsMenSunday Road Race9:15 AM
22
 miles
$
40
Trophies/3
50
OpenJuniorsWomenSunday Road Race9:15 AM
22
 miles
$
40
Trophies/3
50
Routes
Stage 3 - Charlie’s Roadhouse Road Race - Course Information
Description
Getting There: From downtown Corsicana go south on S. 15th / FM 709 / N Spikes Road approximately 18 miles to the intersection of FM 709 and FM 642. Parking, sign in, and start at the country store on the right. Destination address: 10300 FM 709 Purdon, TX 76679
 
Course Description: Course is a 22 mile clockwise loop with smooth pavement, and lightly rolling terrain. Many exposed stretches where wind could play a role in race outcomes. Yellow line rule in effect except for final 200 meters of the race.
 
Feed Zone: On FM 642 just south of FM 709, less than .25 miles past start finish.
 
Time bonuses: Hotspot at end of 1st lap. 3 places - 1st - 3 seconds, 2nd - 2 seconds, 3rd - 1 second. No hotspot for 1 lap races. Finish bonus - 1st - 10 seconds, 2nd - 6 seconds, 3rd - 4 seconds
 
Awards Ceremony: Immediately following GC tabulation at Country Store. Checks will be mailed if you have to run!
 
Wheels: Wheels in wheels out. Supply your own spare wheels
 
Numbers: On the Left!
 
Hungry? - Charlie (the store owner) will be cooking up some of his legendary brisket and pies so work up a hunger. Charlie is a CASH ONLY establishment. Hit an ATM machine before heading out to the race.
 
Stage 2 - Downtown Criterium Beatdown on Beaton Street - Course Information
Description
Getting there: Exit 47B - Head west on TX 31, Turn right on 12th Street. Race parking between 12th & Main. Race sign in at start finish on the 200 block of S. Beaton.
 
Course Description: Course is 0.9 Mile, 8 corners. North Main street is paved brick with some rough spots. Light weight carbon wheels may not be appropriate on this course. A win on this course will be an achievement to remember.
 
Time Bonus:
Intermediate Sprint - 1 place, 3 seconds, 2nd - 2 Seconds, 3rd - 1 Second
Finish 1st - 10 seconds, 2nd - 6 seconds, 3rd - 4 seconds
 
Numbers: On the Left!
 
Wheels: Wheels in Wheels out- bring your own spare wheels
 
FREE KIDS RACE @ 2:30!!
 
Stage 1 - 5 Mile Time Trial - Tiger Field - Course Information
Description
Stage 1

5 Mile Time Trial - Tiger Field
 
Getting There: From downtown Corsicana head west on W. 2nd Street/TX 22W 3.3 miles to Corsicana High School. Turn left on FM 744 / Kalone. Park on left in Football Stadium parking lot. Sign In, Packet Pick-up and Start line at FM 744 and Co Rd 2008
 
Warm Up: Use N 45th south of FM744 for warm up
 
Course Description: Route heads west on FM 744 5 miles. Course has gradual turns and an overall drop of elevation. Course is point to point (one-way) and open to traffic.
 
Numbers: On right! Packet Pickup available at TT Start.
 
Start Times: Start times determined by USAC standings and will be posted at packet pickup & emailed to riders Friday night. Categories will be seeded in same order as the criterium. Juniors / Women 4 off first, P1/2 last.
 
Terms & Conditions
  • USAC license required to race, one-day license (for Mens 5, Women 4, Juniors) available at packet pickup
  • Combined races race for one prize list separate TXBRA points
  • Helmet must be worn at all times when riding a bike
  • Riders must sign in before each mass start stage - Crit and RR
  • Numbers pinned on left side for crit and RR, right for TT
  • Promoter reserves the right to combine races and or reduce prize lists if field sizes of 20 riders are not met
  • All USAC rules for stage racing apply
  • Riders must complete stage to start next stage
  • Race promoted by TE1K Productions LLC
Time trial course is fast and had lots of tailwind. The crit was super technical with half brick pavers half asphalt. About 50% of the corners has water runoffs that made the turns super slick and super exciting at the same time if you didn't crash. Road race was windy and almost every wave was split into several small groups.
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