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QC Criterium Gets a New Home

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 It's a tradition that the Quad Cities has been celebrating for over 25 years.  

But this year - it got a new venue.  

The QC Criterium race moving from downtown Rock Island to the Village of East Davenport.

Riders of all ages and abilities, from all over the world came out for the races on Memorial Day, over 600 of them.

Some came from as far as New Zealand and Australia to compete. 

Returning racers say the new track in Davenport is more challenging - incorporating hills and a more neighborhood hills. 

Race directors and Davenport Public Works have been working on the roads to make it as fast and fun as possible. 

And everyone seems to agree, even with a move, everything has worked out well. 

"I could easily see 3,000 people down here, coming and going throughout the day," says Quad City Bike Club President John Harrington. "Especially at the end of the day because we have the pro women's race and the kids race with all of the nervous moms and dads, and the men's pro race and the very end."

The men's race was delayed about and hour due to rain and a slick track. 

Part of that field was Dan Holloway, the winningest criterium racer of all time. 

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