USA Cycling Juniors, Under-23, Elite and Paralympic Road National Championships

Posted on 21. Jun, 2011 by in news, releases

More than 1,000 riders, spanning the ages of 10 to over 40 will take to the streets for the USA Cycling Juniors, Under-23, Elite and Paralympic Road National Championships in Augusta for the first time beginning on Wed., June 22 and continue until Sun., June 26.

The 1,000 riders slated to compete for national titles over the five days represents the largest number ever registered for the event. This record-breaking attendance will be highlighted by a star-studded women’s elite field. Competitors range from Olympic gold medalist Kristin Armstrong (Peanut Butter & Co. TWENTY 12) and time trial world champion and current USA Cycling National Racing Calendar leader Amber Neben (HTC-Highroad Women) to the nation’s top 10-12 year olds. Among the athletes joining them will be the reigning American Cyclist of the Year Mara Abbott (Diadora Pasta Zara), Evelyn Stevens (HTC Highroad Women), who won the 2010 USA Cycling time trial national championship and Shelley Olds (Diadora Pasta Zara) who won the USA Cycling Criterium National Championship in 2010.

The men’s U23 men’s field features several of America’s brightest young stars including USA Cycling National Development Program rider Lawson Craddock (Trek-Livestrong), who won all three races in the Junior 17-18 division, last year in this event. Competing with Craddock will be Jacob Rathe (Chipotle Development Team) who recently placed third at the 2011 Paris-Roubaix Espoirs, Rob Squire (Chipotle Development Team), a recent crossover to road racing who had a strong road season with USA Cycling’s Development Program; and Larry Warbasse (BMC Racing), who placed seventh in the 2011 Istrian Spring Trophy.

Not to be outdone, the women’s U23 field features the most decorated rider in USA Cycling national championship history, Coryn Rivera (Peanut Butter & Co. TWENTY 12), who has collected 32 Stars-and-Stripes jerseys since 2006. Competing with Rivera will be Alison Starnes (Peanut Butter & Co. TWENTY 12), who won the time trial at the 2010 Nature Valley Grand Prix.

The winner of the men’s Division II road race at the 2011 USA Cycling Collegiate Road National Championships, Andrew Baker (Bissell Pro Cycling Team) highlights the local competitors. Joining him in the U23 field will be Oscar Clark (Realcyclist.com), who finished 13th in the road race and the individual time trial at the 2011 USA Cycling Professional Road and Time Trial National Championships, Mathew Lipscomb (Hincapie Development Team), who recently won the King of the Mountains Jersey at the Tour de Pays du Vaud in Switzerland and Ty Magner (Team Type 1 Development), who won the road race and criterium at the 2011 Race for Humanity.

The winners of the elite women’s, U23 men’s and junior 17-18 men’s and women’s road race and time trial contests will receive automatic nominations to the 2011 squad to represent the United States at the UCI Road World Championships in Copenhagen, Denmark, Sept. 21-25.

The road races will take place on Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday at Fort Gordon in western Augusta. The time trial course is set at Lake Strom Thurmond along the border between Georgia and South Carolina northwest of Augusta on Thursday. Friday’s criterium will be in downtown Augusta.

The short road race course, which will be contested on Wednesday by women 10-16 years of age and men 10-14 years of age, is comprised of differing amounts of laps (depending on age group) around a course of nearly 11 kilometers. At the end of each lap, competitors will ascend 125 feet in less than a half of a mile.

The long road race course, which will be contested on Saturday and Sunday by men ages 15-elite and women 17-elite as well as various groups of paracyclists, consists of varying amounts of laps (depending on age group) of a 23.7 kilometer loop. The course features two climbs within the first eight kilometers of each lap. The second – steeper – of those two climbs gains 194 feet in less than one mile.

The time trial course, which will be used on Thursday by all competitors, stretches as long as 30 kilometers and narrowly crosses the state border into South Carolina. The course features an overall elevation of 561 feet, gaining 205 feet from the start to the midway point. The course is shortened to 10 kilometers for men and women ages 10-14. The elite and U23 men and women as well as the Junior men 17-18 years of age will compete on the full 30-kilometer course, while women 15-18, men 15-16 and the paracyclists will race against the clock on 19 kilometers of the course.

The rectangular criterium course in Downtown Augusta will highlight the nation’s top sprinters featurings a varying amount of laps (depending on age group) around a 1.25-kilometer course with a maximum elevation gain of only three feet.

Time Category Event Distance Location
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
08:00 AM Women 10-12 Road Race 22 km (2 laps) Fort Gordon (Short)
09:00 AM Men 10-12 Road Race 22 km (2 laps) Fort Gordon (Short)
10:00 AM Women 13-14 Road Race 33 km (3 laps) Fort Gordon (Short)
11:30 AM Men 13-14 Road Race 33 km (3 laps) Fort Gordon (Short)
01:00 PM Women 15-16 Road Race 55 km (5 laps) Fort Gordon (Short)
04:30 PM Awards D’town Amphitheatre
Thursday, June 23, 2011
08:00 AM Men 17-18 Time Trial 30 km Lake Strom Thurmond
to follow U23 Men Time Trial 30 km Lake Strom Thurmond
Elite/U23 Men Time Trial 30 km Lake Strom Thurmond
Elite Men Time Trial 30 km Lake Strom Thurmond
25 minute break
Women 15-16-Men 15-16 Time Trial 19 km Lake Strom Thurmond
Women 17-18 Time Trial 19 km Lake Strom Thurmond
Paracycling Women H4 Time Trial 19 km Lake Strom Thurmond
Paracycling Men H4 Time Trial 19 km Lake Strom Thurmond
Paracycling Men C1 Time Trial 19 km Lake Strom Thurmond
Paracycling Women C1 Time Trial 19 km Lake Strom Thurmond
Paracycling Women C2 Time Trial 19 km Lake Strom Thurmond
Paracycling Men C2 Time Trial 19 km Lake Strom Thurmond
Paracycling Women C3 Time Trial 19 km Lake Strom Thurmond
Paracycling Men C3 Time Trial 19 km Lake Strom Thurmond
Paracycling Women C4 Time Trial 19 km Lake Strom Thurmond
Paracycling Men C4 Time Trial 19 km Lake Strom Thurmond
Paracycling Women C5 Time Trial 19 km Lake Strom Thurmond
Paracycling Men C5 Time Trial 19 km Lake Strom Thurmond
Paracycling Women B Time Trial 19 km Lake Strom Thurmond
Paracycling Men B Time Trial 19 km Lake Strom Thurmond
Paracycling Women T1 Time Trial 19 km Lake Strom Thurmond
Paracycling Men T1 Time Trial 19 km Lake Strom Thurmond
Paracycling Women T2 Time Trial 19 km Lake Strom Thurmond
Paracycling Men T2 Time Trial 19 km Lake Strom Thurmond
Paracycling Women H1 Time Trial 19 km Lake Strom Thurmond
Paracycling Men H1 Time Trial 19 km Lake Strom Thurmond
Paracycling Women H2 Time Trial 19 km Lake Strom Thurmond
Paracycling Men H2 Time Trial 19 km Lake Strom Thurmond
Paracycling Women H3 Time Trial 19 km Lake Strom Thurmond
Paracycling Men H3 Time Trial 19 km Lake Strom Thurmond
25 minute break
Women 10-12 Time Trial 10 km Lake Strom Thurmond
Men 10-12 Time Trial 10 km Lake Strom Thurmond
Women 13-14 Time Trial 10 km Lake Strom Thurmond
Men 13-14 Time Trial 10 km Lake Strom Thurmond
07:00 PM Awards D’town Amphitheatre
Friday, June 24, 2011
08:00 AM Women 10-12 Criterium 15 km Downtown Augusta
08:45 AM Men 10-12 Criterium 15 km Downtown Augusta
09:30 AM Awards Downtown Augusta
09:45 AM Women 13-14 Criterium 20 km Downtown Augusta
10:30 AM Men 13-14 Criterium 20 km Downtown Augusta
11:15 AM Women 15-16 Criterium 20 km Downtown Augusta
12:00 PM Paracycling M/W C1-5 Criterium 25 km Downtown Augusta
01:00 PM Men 15-16 Criterium 25 km Downtown Augusta
01:45 PM Women 17-18 Criterium 20 km Downtown Augusta
02:30 PM Elite Men Criterium 80 km Downtown Augusta
04:30 PM Men 17-18 Criterium 50 km Downtown Augusta
05:45 PM Awards Downtown Augusta
06:15 PM Men U23 Criterium 60 km Downtown Augusta
08:00 PM Women Elite/U23 Criterium 50 km Downtown Augusta
09:30 PM Awards Downtown Augusta
Saturday, June 25, 2011
08:00 AM Paracycling Men M Road Race 72 km (3 laps) Fort Gordon (Long)
08:00 AM Paracycling Women B Road Race 48 km (2 laps) Fort Gordon (Long)
08:02 AM Paracycling M/W C4-5 Road Race 48 km (2 laps) Fort Gordon (Long)
08:05 AM Paracyling M/W C1-3 Road Race 48 km (2 laps) Fort Gordon (Long)
08:10 AM Paracycling Men H2-H4 Road Race 48 km (2 laps) Fort Gordon (Long)
08:10 AM Paracycling Men H1, Women H1-4, M/W T1-2 Road Race 24 km (1 lap) Fort Gordon (Long)
10:30 AM Awards Fort Gordon
10:00 AM Men 15-16 Road Race 72 km (3 laps) Fort Gordon (Long)
10:15 AM Women 17-18 Road Race 72 km (3 laps) Fort Gordon (Long)
12:00 PM Awards Fort Gordon
01:00 PM Men U23 Road Race 168 km (7 laps) Fort Gordon (Long)
07:00 PM Awards Fort Gordon
Sunday, June 26, 2011
08:00 AM Men 17-18 Road Race 96 km (4 laps) Fort Gordon (Long)
08:15 AM Elite/U23 Women Road Race 120 km (5 laps) Fort Gordon (Long)
12:00 PM Elite Men Road Race 168 km (7 laps) Fort Gordon (Long)
12:30 PM Awards Fort Gordon
05:30 PM Awards Fort Gordon
Time Category Event Distance Location

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