Photo Credit: Ethan Glading

The Illinois Cup showcases the best races in Illinois and surrounding areas. Throughout the spring and summer, riders will have the opportunity to compete in a season-long series to crown the best overall cyclist. Can a few top wins earn the title, or will a solid mid-pack rider who makes every race walk away the champion? In the Illinois Cup, determination and effort has as good a chance as raw ability.

2023 IL Cup Racing Schedule: (Current Standings)

  • Battle on the Border (April 23) – Kenosha, WI
  • Lincoln Park Criterium (April 30) – Chicago, IL – CANCELLED FOR 2023
  • Kwik Star Criterium (May 29) – Davenport, IA *
  • Cobb Park Criterium (July 9) – Kankakee, IL
  • Edwardsville Rotary Criterium (August 19) – Edwardsville, IL

* Men’s and Women’s Masters categories will not be scored at this event

RACERS: Each Illinois Cup race awards points to the top 15 finishers.  See the official 2023 IL Cup Guide for Riders for official rules and scoring. 2022 Cup Champions earn free entries into 2023 Cup events.

RACE PROMOTERS: Guidelines and application for including your race in the 2023 IL Cup can be found here in the 2023 IL Cup Guide for Race Directors.

Congratulations to the 2022 IL Cup Champions! (Final Standings)

  • Jr Girls 9-10: Brooklyn Becker (Unattached)
  • Jr Boys 9-10: Oscar Garner (George Garner Cyclery Track Team)
  • Jr Girls 11-12: Reagan Smott (PSIMET Racing)
  • Jr Boys 11-12: Henry Flentye (The Pony Shop)
  • Jr Boys 13-14: Carl Boquist (The Pony Shop)
  • Jr Girls 15-16: Dakota Austin (xXx Racing)
  • Jr Boys 15-16: Ben Tantasook (xXx Racing)
  • Jr Girls 17-18: Natasa Gakovic (Unattached)
  • Jr Boys 17-18: Jorge Zapata (Unattached)
  • Women 4: Jordan Gwyen Austin (xXx Racing)
  • Men 4: Trevor Holowaty (EMC2 / Elmhurst Masters)
  • Women 3: Simone Hussussian (Adapt Cycling)
  • Men 3: Craig Woodmansee (EMC2 / Elmhurst Masters)
  • Women Masters 35-44: Katie Isermann (PSIMET Racing)
  • Women Masters 45-54: Brenda Bylaitis (Unattached)
  • Women Masters 55+: Leah Sanda (PSIMET Racing)
  • Men Masters 35-44: Michael Lanyon (606 Racing)
  • Men Masters 45-54: Carl Norris (Spidermonkey Cycling)
  • Men Masters 55+: Dean Abt (xXx Racing)
  • Women 1/2: Katie Isermann (PSIMET Racing)
  • Men 1/2: Jake Buescher (606 Racing)

Previous IL Cup Champions and Standings: