USA Cycling Course Announcement-5 Leaders of Visit Virginia’s Blue Ridge, Roanoke County, Franklin County, and the City of Roanoke have announced the brand-new courses for the 2023 USA Cycling Amateur Road National Championships (June 14 – 17, 2023).
Several hundred athletes from all over the country will be competing for a chance to win national titles in the road race, individual time trial, and criterium.
“We are thrilled to bring the USA Cycling Amateur Road National Championships back to Virginia’s Blue Ridge. Few places in America are as beautiful for cycling as the County of Roanoke, the County of Franklin, and the City of Roanoke. The severity of the terrain and the competitiveness of the field will ensure that whoever puts on the Stars & Stripes jersey at the end of the weekend will be a worthy champion!” said Brendan Quirk, CEO of USA Cycling. “If you look at back at history at U.S. Amateur Road winners, it reads like a roll call of the next generation of Olympians, Tour de France stage winners, and World Championship contenders. Virginia’s Blue Ridge will be the center of American cycling in mid-June, and it will be amazing to watch the next generation of superstars showcase what they’re made of.”
On Wednesday, June 14, racing will kick off with the Individual Time Trial in Roanoke County on the Blue Ridge Parkway, basing operations at Explore Park. Distances include, 6 miles, 10.5 miles and 22 miles. During the week racers will compete in age groups from […]