Augusta to host USA Cycling Collegiate Road National Championships
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (June 6, 2018) – USA Cycling and the Augusta Sports Council (ASC) announced today that Augusta, Ga., will host the 2019 and 2020 USA Cycling Collegiate Road National Championships. More than 300 of the top collegiate road cyclists, representing over 80 universities, will race for national titles on the roads of the Augusta River Region.
"USA Cycling is thrilled to return to Augusta in 2019 and 2020 for the Collegiate Road National Championships,” said Chuck Hodge, USA Cycling vice president of operations. “The city has been a welcome home to cycling, providing challenging courses for championships at all levels. We are pleased to extend our partnership with the Augusta Sports Council to showcase the best collegiate cyclists in the country.”
The USA Cycling Collegiate Road National Championships will be held in Downtown Augusta and Fort Gordon, with courses similar to those utilized during this year’s USA Cycling Masters Road National Championships. The collegiate riders will compete over three days across multiple events: the Road Race, Criterium, Individual Time Trial, Team Time Trial, Individual Omnium, and Team Omnium. The championships will take place in late April or early May with exact dates to be announced.
The ASC, together with Fort Gordon MWR, will welcome the hundreds of athletes, families, friends, and media representatives to Augusta for the multi-day event. The city is also hosting the USA Cycling Masters Road Championships for a second consecutive year this month (June 13-17, 2018), and the 2018 USA Cycling Para-Cycling Road National Championships will take place in conjunction with this year’s Masters Championships.
“The Augusta Sports Council is excited to bring the USA Cycling Collegiate Road National Championships to Augusta for 2019 and 2020,” said Fred Russell, interim CEO of the Augusta Sports Council. “Between hosting the Masters Road National Championships and now the best collegiate cyclists, we are proud to welcome the country’s elite riders over four consecutive years, and to continue to highlight our city to a national audience.”
Augusta was also home to the 2011 and 2012 USA Cycling Juniors, U23, Elite & Para Road National Championships.
About the Augusta Sports Council
The Augusta Sports Council (ASC) enriches the quality of life and economic well-being for the Augusta metropolitan area by supporting and attracting sporting activities. To learn more, visit.
About USA Cycling (usacyling.org)
USA Cycling is the national governing body for the sport of cycling in the United States and oversees the disciplines of road, track, mountain bike, cyclocross, and BMX. With a mission to develop the sport of cycling in the United States at all levels and to achieve sustained international racing success, USA Cycling supports enthusiasts just beginning in the sport to seasoned professionals. The organization administers the identification, development, and selection of cyclists to represent the United States in international competition, and equally important is its support of amateur bike racing through grassroots development programs and the provision of critical infrastructure to run organized racing. Recently, USA Cycling broadened its mission to support enthusiasts and the events in which they participate like gran fondos and fun rides.
USA Cycling is headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colo., at the center of U.S. Olympic movement with peer institutions such as the United States Olympic Committee, U.S. Anti-Doping Agency, and dozens of other U.S. National Governing Bodies. USA Cycling began in 1920 as The Amateur Bicycle League of America and evolved through the decades to become United States Cycling Federation in 1975 and ultimately USA Cycling, Inc. in 1995. USA Cycling's roughly 60,000 members are comprised of racers and cyclists of all ages and abilities, coaches, officials, mechanics, and race directors.
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