The Sacramento Grand Prix, September 10th

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On September 10, 2011 Sacramento hosts the reborn Sacramento Grand Prix.

The sports BEST short-course riders will compete in the Grand Prix “the developing 2012 women’s Olympic team, and future stars of cycling all coming together in the crescendo of this year’s competitive season. As the third and final leg of Project Sport’s Triple Crown”.

Men & women can register for this Grand Prix until September 8th.  Register online here.

The official after-party will be held at the Ten-22 restaurant bar  Ten-22 was selected as Sacramento’s Best New Restaurant in 2010, so you will have a great time at the party.  Directions to Ten-22 and a map are here

Here is the Grand Prix course:

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Coming to Sacramento for the Grand Prix??

The host hotel is just a few blocks from the start/finish and steps from our after party!  They are offering a great rate, especially if you get a room on the west side of the hotel with a view of the Sacramento River and Old Sacramento.

Holiday Inn Capitol Plaza
300 J Street
Sacramento, CA  95814
916-384-0140

SGP Rate = $159  $87

Make your reservation now right here.

The Grand Prix is on Twitter @SacramentoGP.

They have a Facebook page here so you can keep up with them.

Road closure info September 10th:  The Sacramento Bee has an article today on the downtown street closure for the 2011 Sacramento Grand Prix.  Thanks @SacBee

“Closures will affect the rectangle formed by L, N, 10th and 15th streets,  beginning around 11:30 a.m. and lasting until 9 p.m.

Additional parking controls will affect surrounding streets, as well.

The race will draw hundreds of amateur and professional riders to ride in  criterium heats that start at 1:50 p.m.”

Update September 10th:    Here is a photo of the starting line of the 2011 Sacramento Grand Prix.  More photos later.  For this pic, Thanks to Sacramento GP Twitter @sacramentoGP

Racing past the California State Capitol.

And here is the first photo of the winners of the 2011 Sacramento Grand Prix.

Your winners: Rahsaan Bahati/SKLZ-Pista Palace, Josh Carling/Michael David Winery Cycling, Justin Williams/Major Motion Cycling.

Thanks to Sacramento GP  @SacramentoGP for our female champions!

Update late September 10th:  Nice article with 9 photos and another 66 photos in the Sacramento Bee.

Update September 11th:  Just the cleanup remains to do today!  From @SacBee 500 racers and 15,000 fans on the streets of Sacramento yesterday.  Nice job Sacramento and @SacramentoGP!!

See more Sacramento Grand Prix photos here at the @sacramentoGP Facebook page.

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