USA Cycling adds Enduro to mountain bike nationals for 2015


Colorado Springs, Colo. (February 28, 2014) — USA Cycling on Friday announced the addition of the Enduro races to the Cross-Country Mountain Bike National Championships beginning in 2015 in Bend, Ore.

Todd Wells en route to another Stars-and-Stripes jersey
Enduro national champions will be crowned beginning in 2015.
As a response to feedback USA Cycling received from competitors and the mountain bike advisory committee, Enduro races will replace the Super D competition at these events.
Additionally, feedback from USA Cycling’s constituency groups has indicated the discontinuation of the USA Cycling 24-Hour Mountain Bike National Championships beginning in 2015. This year's event in Gallup, N.M., scheduled for June 14-15, will be the last such national championship.
“We have seen a trend with our endurance mountain bike members away from 24-hour racing and more toward marathon racing,” USA Cycling Vice President of National Events Micah Rice said. “Along similar lines, we have also noticed a shift from free ride and Super-D events toward Enduro, so we are making a few adjustments in the events that we offer at our National Championships. We are very excited to be offering Enduro National Championships in Bend and the courses at our Marathon Mountain National Championships will be tougher than ever over the next few years.” 

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