While the European cycling world runs their National Championships over the same pre-Tour de France & Giro Rosa weekend (this year 25th-28th June), in the USA they’re earlier, which works so well in the women’s cycling calendar – post California, pre-Gatineau and the Philadelphia World Cup. And because the USA loves us cycling fans, the road races are streamed live!
The USA Road Championships are in Chattanooga, Tennessee this year from 23rd-25th May, and include the road race & ITT for professional women, men and paracyclists. The women’s able-bodied road race is on Monday 25th May, at 9am North American EDT (2pm UK BST; 15:00 Euro CEST; 11pm Aussie AEST) and we can watch it live (and archived) on the USA Cycling Youtube:
You can also follow on twitter with USA Cycling, and the #USPro hashtag, and there are more details of all the other races and the courses on the competition website. The able-bodied and para-cycling ITTs and the para road races won’t be shown live this year, but use the livetiming, and twitter to follow them too. And of course, I’ll round up everything I see from the races after the weekend. The women’s road race is always super-exciting, attacking racing, so tune in!