Many of the nation's top cyclists will ride through the streets of downtown Long Beach today in the first All American Sportsclub Winter bicycle race, the first major cycling event of the year.
American standouts Alexei Grewal, Davis Phinney, Steve Hegg and Ken Carpenter head a men's field of both road racers and sprinters that will race 50 laps over an 8/10ths-of-a-mile course.
Entrants in the 25-lap women's criterium include Rebecca Twigg and Connie Pareskevin Young.
The women's race starts at 10 a.m, with the men's race scheduled to follow at 11:30 a.m. The start/finish line is located at the corner of Ocean Boulevard and Pacific Avenue .