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Cycling national championships coming to Truckee

Staff report

The Truckee and North Lake Tahoe area is set to host the nation's top amateur and junior cyclists at the USA Cycling Amateur Road National Championships from June 24-28.

The event consists of three separate and distinct courses and distances, from Donnner Summit to Loyalton to Northstar California Resort.

The 9 to 14 age category will compete on a 5-kilometer course that loops around Serene Lakes, while the 15-18 age category will race on a 70K course that starts in Loyalton and ends at Northstar.

The elite-amateur and U23 category will take on a 167K loop that starts at Northstar and runs north on Highway 89.

The time trial course is a variation of an out-and-back style format with 40K, 20K and 10K distances. All ages and categories will race on the same 1K criterium course in downtown Truckee.

Spectators will be treated to a stacked U23 field, as many of the riders will be racing to compete for Team USA in selected European campaigns.

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For more information, including registrant lists, course maps, schedules and hotel information, go to http://www.usacycling.org/2015/amateur-road-para-nationals.

Riders to watch

Greg Daniel (Englewood, Colo./Axeon Cycling Team) earned the Most Courageous Rider's jersey at Stage 4 at the Amgen Tour of California; reigning U23 national time trial champion.

T.J. Eisenhart (Lehi, Utah/BMX Development Team) 10-time national cyclocross champion.

Logan Owen (Bremerton, Wash./Axeon Cycling Team).

Kelly Catlin (Arden Hills, Minn./NorthStar Development); 2013 national time trial champion and third place road race finisher.

Hannah Swan (Alpine, Calif./Finish Strong Elite Cycling Team p/b Palmetto State Medical); two-time reigning junior time trial champion and 2014 top-five Time Trial World Championships finisher.

Emma White (Delanson, N.Y./Hot Tubes Development Team).