Augusta to Host Collegiate Cycling Competition in 2019
Augusta will host the 2019 and 2020 USA Cycling Collegiate Road National Championships, according to a press release from the Augusta Sports Council.
More than 300 of the top collegiate road cyclists from more than 80 universities will race for a national title on Augusta’s roads when the event comes to town next year (this year’s competition was held May 4-6 in Grand Junction, Co.)
“USA Cycling is thrilled to return to Augusta in 2019 and 2020 for the Collegiate Road National Championships,” said Chuck Hodge, vice president of operations for USA Cycling. “The city has been a welcome home to cycling, providing challenging courses for championships at all levels. We are pleased to extend our partnership with the Augusta Sports Council to showcase the best collegiate cyclists in the country.”
Augusta is also hosting the USA Cycling Masters Road Championships for a second consecutive year this month (June 13-17, 2018) along with the 2018 USA Cycling Para-Cycling Road National Championships.
The USA Cycling Collegiate Road National Championships will be held in downtown Augusta and Fort Gordon, with courses similar to those utilized during this year’s USA Cycling Masters Road National Championships.
The collegiate riders will compete over three days across multiple events: the Road Race, Criterium, Individual Time Trial, Team Time Trial, Individual Omnium, and Team Omnium. The championships will take place in late April or early May with exact dates to be announced.
“The Augusta Sports Council is excited to bring the USA Cycling Collegiate Road National Championships to Augusta for 2019 and 2020,” said Fred Russell, interim CEO of the Augusta Sports Council. “Between hosting the Masters Road National Championships and now the best collegiate cyclists, we are proud to welcome the country’s elite riders over four consecutive years, and to continue to highlight our city to a national audience.”