Tuesday, May 27, 2014

2014 US Pro National Championships

Another race has come and gone; for some, it was just another year of the USA Cycling National Championships. For others, it was a Memorial Day weekend extravaganza. For us, though, it was more than that. Not only was the race held right in our own backyard, not only did we support and sponsor the race, but we finally had a pro team riding Litespeed bikes again. And they certainly did us proud.

We've been gone for a while; it feels good to be back. We ride these roads. We know these roads. And we finally had a team riding our bikes, riding our roads. It's exciting. It's fulfilling. Good job, Astellas. Can't wait for more.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

2014 USA Cycling National Championships Preview

It's almost here! The USA Cycling National Championships is this Memorial Day weekend, May 24-26. The Time Trial will be held on Saturday, on Volkswagon Drive. The course will feature 2 X 9.5 mile laps; the para-cyclists will start at 8:30 AM EST, the women will start at 11:00 AM EST, and the men will start at 2:00 PM EST.
The Road Race will be held on Monday, in and around downtown Chattanooga. The women's race begins at 9:00 AM EST, and the men's race goes off at 1:15 PM EST.
The women's course will feature 3 loops of the start circuit, 2 loops of the long circuit, and 3 loops of the finish circuit, for a total of 64.7 mi/104.1 km.

The men's course will feature 4 loops of the start circuit, 4 loops of the long circuit, and 3 loops of the finish circuits, for a grand total of 102.8 mi/165.5 km.

We will have two teams riding Litespeed bikes: Astellas Cycling and Seasucker/Guttenplan, who have been racing hard and racing well this year so far, and who are sure to put on a good show for us this weekend.