Some of the country’s best men and women track cyclists will compete for national championship titles July 21–26 when the City of Rock Hill Parks, Recreation and Tourism Department (PRT) hosts the USA Cycling Masters Track National Championships at the world class Giordana Velodrome.
This year’s event will include some of the most exciting track cycling disciplines: Individual and Team Pursuits, Scratch Races, Points Races, Match Sprints (individual and team), and Madison.
Track cyclists, cycling enthusiasts, and spectators from all across the country are expected to attend. Riders competing in the Masters National Championships must be 35 years of age and older; some riders over age 70 are expected to compete. Over 400 cyclists are expected, including reigning National Champions, prior World Champions and many top nationally ranked riders.
Rider warm ups begin at 5 pm and races begin at 6 pm Tuesday through Saturday. The action continues until all races are complete. Scratch Races, Points Races and Match Sprints will be featured Tuesday through Saturday with different age categories competing each evening. Racing on Sunday, July 26 begins at 10 am featuring Team Pursuits, Team Sprints and Madison Races.
National Championship awards will be presented in various events at the conclusion of racing each evening and on Sunday Races are open to the public, and admission for spectators is free. The fast, intense racing action is entertaining for all ages. Food and drinks will be available for sale. Parking is free; shuttle buses will be available for remote parking.
The Giordana Velodrome is located at 1000 Riverwalk Parkway, off of Cherry Road in Rock Hill.For more information about the event, visit the velodrome’s website at Giordanavelodrome.com.