Saturday, June 8
No teammates. No drafting. Just a rider, a bike and a heart rate somewhere around 200 bpm.
The time trial is cycling's "race of truth," but sometimes the truth hurts. This will be one of those times. Although the course is short, that just makes it more intense, and riders doing the full 6-mile course will have two climbs to contend with.
Every second counts: Any ties in the omnium will be broken by the riders' place in the time trial.
Aero equipment is allowed but not required. Given how technical parts of the course are, many riders favor traditional road bikes. (Juniors 12 and under must use mass-start-legal bikes.)
Cat 5's will be the first racers to tackle the course, starting at 7 a.m. and leaving at 30-second intervals. Start times for pre-registered riders will be posted online in the days before the race. Day-of registration will be available starting at 5:30 a.m. and close 30 minutes before the respective category's start.
Start/finish: West Chetlain lane and Highway 20, Galena, Ill.
|Cat 5||3.7 miles||$25||Medals|
|Cat 4||3.7||$25||$25 to winner|
|Women Cat 4||3.7||$25||$25 to winner|
|35+ 1/2/3||6||$25||$25 to winner|
|50+||6||$25||$25 to winner|
|Cat 3||6||$25||$25 to winner|
|Women P/1/2/3||6||$25||$25 to winner|
|P/1/2||6||$30||$30 to winner|
Held under USA Cycling event permit.