BARBOURVILLE, Ky. - The Union College cycling team is set to make history this weekend, as for the first time the program will host a home race. Action begins Saturday morning and will conclude Sunday.
"Union College has grown a legacy around the cycling team with two National Championships over the short history of the program," said head coach Peter Haile. "To finally have a dedicated area where the team can host races and develop riding skills is an enormous achievement. To be hosting a race after a mere 3 months of trail work is testament to the work ethic and drive of the men and women on my team."
In all, 10 teams (plus Union) will take part in the festivities. The race kicks-off on Saturday at 8 a.m. with the short track, followed by the downhill at approximately 10:45 a.m. Day one of race action will conclude at 2 p.m. with the two cross.
On Sunday, the race will be completed with the cross country, with things starting at 8 a.m. The entire race will be contested off of U.S. 25E on the Turner Property.
"I hope to help Knox County showing what an incredible resource the surrounding mountains are," continued Haile. "Cycling can be competition, it can be transportation, or it can be recreation; but it is always freedom. Our race will showcase the competition side of cycling, though we hope to inspire the imaginations of all in attendance."
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