New circuit for 2022 USA Cycling Road Race National Championships (Image credit: USA Cycling) Individual time trial course in Oak Ridge, Tennessee for 2022 USA Cycling Pro Road Championships (Image credit: USA Cycling) Criterium course in downtown Knoxville for 2022 USA Cycling Pro Road Championships (Image credit: USA Cycling) The USA Cycling Pro Road Championships return to Knoxville, Tennessee in 2022, holding the individual time trial and road race events for a fifth time; it is the fourth year that the criterium races will be part of the schedule.
Racing begins on Thursday, June 23, with the individual time trial championships on a relatively flat 11.6km (7.2-mile) route along the shores of Melton Lake in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, located 30 minutes west of Knoxville.
The same course returns, with three technical U-turns and a couple of small hills on a loop around Chestnut Ridge Park before the fast return to the finish. The women will complete two laps for a total distance of 23.2 kilometres. The men will complete three laps for a total of 34.9 kilometres. Pro criteriums
The popular criterium national championships will return Friday evening in downtown Knoxville, with the start and finish on Gay Street under lights. The elite women will ride for approximately 70 minutes, followed by the elite men competing for approximately 80 minutes.
The 1.75km (1.1-mile) circuit has six corners with a three-turn technical section near the finish line. The front half of the course has a sharp little 7% pitch that leads to a […]