Young wins 2011 Herman Miller USA Cycling Pro Criterium Nats

  
  


Eric Young (Bloomington, Ind./Bissell Pro Cycling) won a field sprint to win the 2011 Herman Miller USA Cycling Professional Criterium National Championships Saturday in downtown Grand Rapids, Mich.
 
Eric Young narrowly edged Charles Huff at the finish line to claim the 2011 Herman Miller USA Cycling Professional Criterium National Championship.
Eric Young narrowly edged Charles Huff at the finish line to claim the 2011 Herman Miller USA Cycling Professional Criterium National Championship.
After the officials shortened the race several times, the race was finally delayed for approximately an hour due to inclement weather. The contest was restarted by officials with 30 laps remaining. Several different riders took turns pulling the pack around the 1.2-kilometer, six-turn course.
 
In the end, the 23-year-old Young edged Charles Huff (Springfield, Mo./Jelly Belly p/b Kenda) at the finish line to earn his first Stars-and-Stripes jersey. Jacobe Keough (Sandwich, Mass./UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling) finished third ahead of Isaac Howe (Concord, N.H./Kenda Pro Cycling p/b Geargrinder) and Alexander Candelario (Reno, Nev./Kelly Benefit Strategies).
 
“It hasn't set in yet, obviously,” Young said. “It's an honor to be able to come back next year with Bissell and represent the United States in its colors.”

A large amount of rain poured for approximately 45 minutes onto the course comprised of pavement, blacktop and bricks, creating several areas with shallow puddles of standing water. After the action restarted, the riders continued to race hard, not allowing the rain-slicked course to deter them. The pace continued to grow as the lap count decreased.
 
Visit the official event webpage of the 2011 Herman Miller USA Cycling Professional Criterium National Championships for more information on the event, including results, photo gallery and more.
 
Herman Miller USA Cycling Professional Criterium National Championships
Grand Rapids, Mich.
August 20, 2011

 
FULL RESULTS
 
Men’s Professional Criterium National Championship
1. Eric Young (Bloomington, Ind./Bissell Pro Cycling Team)
2. Charles Huff (Springfield, Mo./Jelly Belly p/b Kenda)
3. Jacobe Keough (Sandwich, Mass./UnitedHealthcare)
4. Isaac Howe (Concord, N.H./Kenda Pro Cycling p/b Geargrinder)
5. Alexander Candelario (Reno, Nev./Kelly Benefit Strategies)

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