The women's field in the 17 to 18 age group crosses under Interstate 80 on their way from Loyalton to Northstar. One racer in the background waits for a support vehicle with a flat tire. Courtesy Greyson Howard |
A small field takes off from Northstar across the Martis Valley in the Women's Under 23 group Wednesday morning. They covered 125 kilometers from Northstar to Loyalton and back again. Courtesy Greyson Howard |
The Men's 17-18 age group pack was one of the larger fields for the road race from Northstar to Loyalton and Back Wednesday morning, seen here early in the race in the Martis Valley. Courtesy Greyson Howard |
The Men's 15-16 pack crosses the Highway 267 Bypass over the Truckee River on their way from Loyalton to Northstar Wednesday morning. The Road race, a longer format requiring endurance and strategy, was the first event in this week's USA Cycling National Championships. Courtesy Greyson Howard |
Riders in the Men's 15-16 age group cross the Highway 267 Bypass in the final 10 Kilometers of the Road Race from Loyalton to Northstar Wednesday morning. Despite being on different teams, riders strategically work together to draft for the most speed and efficiency. Courtesy Greyson Howard |
Racers in the Womenâs 15-16 field trek the final kilometers of Wednesdayâs road race, as part of the national championships for amateur cycling. Courtesy Greyson Howard |
Two riders break away from the pack early in the Men's 17-18 age group Road Race from Northstar to Loyalton and back again Wednesday morning in the Martis Valley. Breaking away early is a gamble, as the two lone riders don't have the aerodynamic advantages of riding in the bigger pack. Courtesy Greyson Howard |
TRUCKEE, Calif. — The 2015 USA Cycling Amateur National Championships are taking place at Truckee-Tahoe this week.
Male and female cyclists, ages 15-22, kicked things off Wednesday with exciting racing along highways 267 and 89 from Northstar California to and from different regional destinations in Sierraville and Loyalton.
The action continues this weekend, with time trials in Loyalton on Friday and Saturday, and a criterium — a high-speed, short course race — in downtown Truckee all day Sunday.
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