Chris Daggs of Des Moines, has served as a professional coach with USA Cycling's World Championship track team, the LUX Cycling Development Team and is now Director Sportif with the Above + Beyond Cancer
(ABC) Cycling Team. He is hoping for a bit of a road racing revival - and willing to do the work to help make that happen. He has recently announced a summer or racing: Three one-day races tied together in a series - The Golden Dragon - a Stage Race in May and a series of mid-week training races in the heart of the Midwest.
Race Director Chris Daggs spent an hour discussing these races on the podcast Bike Talk with Dave, as well as his new role as the ABC Team DS, as well as some highlights and memories from his time at LUX.
The Golden Dragon
August 13th Grand Prix Des Moines Criterium #2
Points will be awarded 12 deep in each category and the series leader will be awarded a leaders jersey to wear in the next race of the series. The overall winner after the August 13th race will be crowned the Golden Dragon Trophy series winner!
The winners of the Pro Men's and Pro Women's will receive a special Golden Dragon glass trophy, a Tissot watch, a Golden Dragon Trophy Leader's Jersey and $200 cash (special Pro Men's/Women's rule: to qualify for overall prize you must be present at the final race podium ceremony). Winners of other categories will receive a mini dragon trophy, a Golden Dragon Trophy Leader's Jersey and a cash prize. Overall cash and prizes will go 5 deep in all categories.
Stage Race: May 12-14, 2023; Des Moines, Iowa
Chris Daggs discusses the health of cycling in the U.S. Episode 16
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