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It’s officially summer in Knoxville. Soon, frantic soigneurs will target gas stations and grocery stores across the city, requesting ice and nylon tights in alarmingly high quantities. The locals are likely used to it by now. It’s the fifth year the USA Cycling Professional Road National Championships has rolled into town, and, each year, temperatures have soared into the triple digits.
This year, the forecast is no different and the competition is guaranteed to match the thermostat. Multiple US WorldTour riders and pro-conti teams have made the long trip home form Europe for the first time this season, keen for a shot at the stars and stripes jersey.
Fortunately, most cycling fans can watch the race from their temperature-controlled homes thanks to FloBikes , which will broadcast the men’s and women’s criterium and road race from start to finish. Thursday’s time trial won’t be aired – however, USA Cycling will provide live updates on their social channels: Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Time Trial
The Oak Ridge individual time trial will kick off proceedings on Thursday, June 23. It’s a relatively flat, smooth, out-and-back 11.6km roadway located 30 minutes west of downtown Knoxville. The women will take on two laps of the course for a total distance of 23.2 kms, and the men tack on one extra lap for 35km. Racing starts at 9 a.m. […]