Racers, spectators and Colleton kids unite for annual criterium

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By Heather Ruppe

The 19th annual 2022 Walterboro Criterium was held on April 27th and drew a crowd of spectators and participants. The event featured a children’s race.

Then, a slew of professional cyclists from across the nation followed a race course through the streets of downtown Walterboro, all in a high-speed pursuit at a chance for an $8,500 cash purse.

The race is part of the USA CRITS Speed Week, which includes nine days of racing. In the middle of this 9-day event, racers travel to Walterboro to participate in the Walterboro Criterium.

Amateur races began at 4 p.m., followed by the children’s bike race at 5:30 p.m. The featured race started at 7:20 p.m. and included cyclists rolling through 50 one-mile laps.

Photographs of this year’s criterium are featured in this newspaper and are taken by The Press and Standard Sports Editor Cindy Crosby.

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