2010 Masters Road National Championships to return to Louisville

Louisville, Ky. (July 8, 2009) – USA Cycling and the Louisville Sports Commission are proud to announce the return of the USA Cycling Masters Road National Championships to Louisville in 2010. Following two years of successful events in Louisville, USA Cycling awarded the sports commission an extension on their contract to host the Masters Road National Championships which recently concluded inside Churchill Downs.
“We are happy to be returning to the city of Louisville for the 2010 USA Cycling Masters Road National Championships,” stated USA Cycling Chief Executive Officer Steve Johnson. “We have enjoyed two great years in Louisville and are excited to once again partner with the Louisville Sports Commission to create an even better event for 2010.”
The Louisville Sports Commission, in cooperation with members of the Louisville Bicycle Club and the Twin Spires Racing Team, will once again serve as the local organizing committee for the event. 
“The additional year is a testament that Louisville is an appealing host city for this prestigious event and that visiting cyclists thoroughly enjoy the competition sites,” said Louisville Sports Commission President Diane McGraw.
The USA Cycling Masters Road National Championships traditionally brings around 1,000 riders, age 30 and over from around the country to the host city. The competition includes three days of road racing, held the last two years in Cherokee Park, a single day for the time trial event and concludes with three days of criterium racing held at the world-famous Churchill Downs.
More information including dates and venue locations will be announced in the coming weeks.
Photo courtesy: Craig Dooley 
About Greater Louisville Sports Commission
The GLSC is dedicated to attracting, producing and supporting sporting events that have a positive economic impact, enhance the image of the greater Louisville area as a premier destination for sporting events, and improves the quality of life for area residents and sports enthusiasts.
Marquee Events
In recent years, GLSC has attracted the Ford Ironman Louisville, the National Senior Games, the U.S. Transplant Games, AVP Volleyball and the National Masters Cycling Championships. For more information, visit www.louisvillesports.org.
About USA Cycling   
Recognized by the United States Olympic Committee and the Union Cycliste Internationale, USA Cycling is the official governing body for all disciplines of competitive cycling in the United States, including road, track, mountain bike, BMX, and cyclo-cross. As a membership-based organization, USA Cycling consists of 64,000+ licensees including 1,500 coaches, 4,000 student-athletes, 2,200 officials, 1,800 clubs and teams, 350 professional cyclists, 200 certified mechanics, and 34 local associations. The national governing body sanctions 2,500 competitive and non-competitive events throughout the U.S. each year and is responsible for the identification, development, and support of American cyclists through various initiatives and programs. Additionally, USA Cycling conducts national championship events for all categories of amateur and professional cycling. To learn more about USA Cycling, visit www.usacycling.org.
Greater Louisville Sports Commission
Charlie Obranowicz
Public Relations
email: cobranowicz@gotolouisville.com
(502) 587-7767
USA Cycling
Andrea Smith
Director of Communications

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