VW Pro, Masters, Para Road Nationals Head to Winston-Salem
25 May, 2016
America’s top professional road cyclists will descend on Winston-Salem May 27-28 for the 2016 Volkswagen Professional Road and Time Trial National Championships, where they will vie for Stars-and-Stripes jerseys and make a final push for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio.
The two-day competition begins with the individual time trials in Yadkin County. The professional men will begin at 8 a.m. on a 48-kilometer course along Old U.S. 421 in Wilkes County, 45 minutes west of Winston-Salem. The professional women will race later Friday morning on 33 kilometers of the same course. Back-to-back Olympic Gold Medalist Kristin Armstrong (Boise, Idaho/TWENTY16 p/b SHO-AIR) looks to repeat as the women’s pro National Champion, while Andrew Talansky (Napa, Calif./Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling) seeks to defend his 2015 men’s pro crown.
The next day, the men’s and women’s road races take center stage in downtown Winston-Salem. 2015 women’s pro champion and 2016 Olympian Megan Guarnier (Queensbury, N.Y./Boels Dolmans Cycling Team) leads a loaded women’s field on the 140-kilometer, nine-lap contest before North Carolina native Matthew Busche (Brevard, N.C./UnitedHealthcare) lines up to defend the Stars-and-Stripes in the men’s 187-kilometer, 12-lap race. The start/finish line for this event will be located on W. 4th Street at Popular Street, with the pro women starting at 9:30 a.m.
For more information on the 2016 Volkswagen Professional Road and Time Trial National Championships, including technical guide, course maps, ticket sales, past results and more, click here.
MASTERS AND PARA CHAMPIONSHIPS: Ahead of the May 27-28 pro competition, the week kicks off with the May 24-28 Volkswagen Masters and Para-Cycling Road National Championships. There, all 35+ age divisions and Para riders will race for road, time trial and criterium national titles at several locations— Lewisville, Wilkes County, the Winston-Salem Fairgrounds and downtown Winston-Salem. Click here for full schedule of events.
For more information on the 2016 Volkswagen Masters and Para-Cycling Road National Championships, including technical guide, course maps, ticket sales, past results and more, click here.
WINSTON-SALEM ACTIVITIES: Winston-Salem Cycling Week will take over the streets of downtown Winston-Salem May 21-30. Live music will be a major focal point during the week as Winston-Salem hosts the inaugural Gear’s & Guitars Music Festival. Additional activities during cycling week can be found at VisitWinstonSalem.com/Cycling.