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22 May, 2014


Area Readying for 2014 Volkswagen USA Cycling Professional Road & Time Trial National Championships

USA Cycling has announced its schedule of events for the Volkswagen USA Cycling Professional Road & Time Trial National Championships and Handcycling Criterium National Championship. A press conference will be held on Friday, May 23, 2014, 2-3 p.m. ET at the Waterhouse Pavilion at Miller Plaza, 850 Market Street, downtown Chattanooga.

Event organizers and professional athletes with the Volkswagen USA Cycling Professional Road & Time Trial National Championships, as well as elite athletes representing USA Cycling Handcycling Criterium National Championship will be present. All competitive events will take place in Chattanooga May 24-26. Athletes expected to attend include defending time trial national champions Tom Zirbel and Carmen Small, defending road race national champions Freddie Rodriguez and Jade Wilcoxson, and 2012 world time trial silver medalist and 2010 national time trial champion Taylor Phinney.

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 64,000 members; 2,700+ clubs and teams; and 34 local associations. The national governing body sanctions over 3,100 competitive and non-competitive events throughout the U.S. each year and is responsible for the identification, development, and support of American cyclists. To learn more about USA Cycling, visit www.usacycling.org.

About Volkswagen of America, Inc.: Founded in 1955, Volkswagen of America, Inc., an operating unit of Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (VWoA) is headquartered in Herndon, Virginia. It is a subsidiary of Volkswagen AG, headquartered in Wolfsburg, Germany. VWoA’s operations in the United States include research and development, parts and vehicle processing, parts distribution centers, sales, marketing and service offices, financial service centers, and its state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The Volkswagen Group is one of the world's largest producers of passenger cars and Europe's largest automaker. VWoA sells the Beetle, Beetle Convertible, Eos, Golf, Golf R, GTI, Jetta, Jetta SportWagen, Passat, CC, Tiguan, and Touareg vehicles through approximately 644 independent U.S. dealers. 

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