Colorado Springs, Colo. (March 24, 2011) — USA Cycling has announced a revision to qualification for its USA Cycling Elite Track National Championships. USA Cycling will be discontinuing the Velodrome Championships which have previously been used as qualifying races for the USA Cycling Elite Track National Championships.
Category restrictions on riders who may participate in the USA Cycling Elite Track National Championships remain in place. Men who wish to contest a mass start event must be at least a category 2 while women must be at least a category 3 rider. Riders who fall below that certification may participate in an individual pursuit or a time trial event.
About USA Cycling
Recognized by the United States Olympic Committee and the Union Cycliste Internationale, USA Cycling is the official governing body for all disciplines of competitive cycling in the United States, including road, track, mountain bike, BMX and cyclo-cross. As a membership-based organization, USA Cycling comprises 70,000 licensees; 2,400 clubs and teams; and 34 local associations. The national governing body sanctions 2,900 competitive and non-competitive events throughout the U.S. each year, manages 17 national championship events and is responsible for fostering the identification, development, and support of American cyclists. To learn more about USA Cycling, visit www.usacycling.org.
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