small sofi and marlies Virginia’s Blue Ridge TWENTY24 is announcing its transition back to a Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) team. The team has a roster representing dynamic and diverse professionals in road, track, mountain biking, gravel, ultra, eSports, and para-cycling. Since its inception 18 years ago, VBR TWENTY24 athletes have earned 14 Olympic and Paralympic medals. The team is home to the only integrated junior mentorship program of its kind, developing young cyclists into internationally competitive athletes.
“TWENTY24 is a cornerstone program of American cycling. The team does heroic work in identifying future international caliber riding talent, providing them with unique development opportunities, and supporting them as they contend for World titles and Olympic medals,” said Brandon Quirk, CEO & President of USA Cycling . “Our belief at USA Cycling that the US National Women’s Team will soon return to the #1 ranking in the world, and it’s due in no small part to the tireless effort of Nicola Cranmer and her team. We couldn’t be happier about the team’s return to the UCI ranks, and we look forward to many more years of productive partnership together.” Visit Virginia’s Blue Ridge and the Virginia Tourism Corporation announced their joint support for the team in January 2022 and have since activated the community to lean in to support high-performance cycling and youth development, growing awareness of Virginia’s Blue Ridge as a destination for all things cycling and a unique training ground for athlete development.
“Over the last year, TWENTY24’s long-term partnership with […]
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