USA Cycling announced on Saturday that a national collegiate cycling event will take place in RVA next year, viewed as a “warm-up” for the 2015 UCI Road World Championships.
USA Cycling announced on Saturday that the 2014 USA Cycling Collegiate Road National Championship will take place in the Richmond next May and serve as a test run ahead of the 2015 UCI Road World Championships.
“We are excited to host the 2014 USA Cycling Collegiate Nationals and have it serve as the warm-up event for be 2015 UCI Road World Championships,” said Tim Miller, chief operating officer for Richmond 2015, the organization tasked with promoting and organizing the UCI Road World Championships. “This event will provide an outstanding opportunity for us to test and refine our courses, logistics, and processes before 2015.”
USA Cycling made the announcement following this year’s event in Ogden, Utah where hundreds of college athletes from over 100 schools competed. Organizers at USA Cycling also believe next year’s event will give Richmond a well-rounded introduction to a major cycling event.
“We are extremely excited to bring the 2014 USA Cycling Collegiate Road National Championships to Richmond,” USA Cycling Vice President of National Events, Micah Rice, said. “It will not only provide USA Cycling and the International Cycling Union (UCI) a valuable opportunity to preview the courses used at the 2015 UCI Road World Championships, but will also give the collegiate riders a challenging ride, coupled with the thrill of racing on the same roads that will test the world’s greatest cyclists in 2015.”
The 2014 USA Cycling Collegiate Road World Championships will take place May 2nd – 4th.
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