all you need to know about the battles for the Stars and Stripes in Tennessee | Cycling Weekly

With a dwindling UCI domestic calendar pushing riders to seek race opportunities in Europe or try their hand at gravel events, the national championships will come as a treat for many. It’s a rare opportunity to see top domestic road stars and emerging talent race together for a chance to claim the coveted Stars and Stripes jersey.

Knoxville will play host to the championships for the fifth year in a row, offering the same familiar courses for each discipline, save for minor changes in the road race route. The event kicks off with the individual time trial on Thursday, followed by an evening downtown criterium on Friday. After a day off, the road race will complete the championships on Sunday.

Individual Time Trial

2021 US National TT Champion, Lawson Craddock

Defending Time Trial Champion Lawson Craddock (BikeExchange)

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Thursday, June 23, is dedicated to the race against the clock. Just as in previous years, the event has attracted the best, and this year is no different. The women will have two laps of a fairly flat route totaling 23.3 kilometers and start at 9 am ET. The men’s event follows at approximately 12:30 pm and takes on 35km with three U-turns.

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