Skyhawk Cyclists Begins Road Season

The Fort Lewis College Cycling Team will be attending the first Rocky Mountain Collegiate Cycling Conference (RMCCC) races of the 2015 season. The University of Wyoming and University of Denver are hosting races on the front-range with a Individual Time Trail, Team Time Trial and a Criterium on tap for the Skyhawks. It is the first test of the season that consists of 7 weekends of racing in preparation for USA Cycling Collegiate Road Nationals in Ashville, NC in early May.

The Varsity Team is bringing back 5 men and women from last years very successful 2nd place overall with 2 race wins (Men’s Road Race and Men’s Team Time Trial) at Nationals in Richmond, VA in 2014.  Junior Dean Haas and Sophomores Zack Noonan and Max Thilen return for the men and Junior Maddie Chaves and Sophomore Syndey Edmonson are back for the women.  The Skyhawks have many talented road racers that will be vying for a spot on the Nationals Team this year. Juniors Troy Meeker and Kolben Prebele were alternates on last years’ team and Freshman Lucas Wardein, Manny Gagne, Nathan Seaford and Dominique Shore bring much experience and talent to the squad.

The Skyhawks will also be hosting the 15 Annual Squawker Road Classic on March 28-29 featuring a variety of races in and around Durango. Saturday morning will bring the Team Time Trial down La Posta Road and in the afternoon a Criterium on the FLC Campus. Sunday brings the legendary road race that circles Rim Dr., Hillcrest Golf Course, down Goeglein and up the 8th Ave. hill as many as 9 times.

Date

Race

Location Races
March 7

University of Wyoming

Ft. Collins TT, TTT
March 8

University of Denver

Denver CR
March 14-15

Colorado School of Mines

Golden HCTT, CR
March 21-22

Colorado State University 

Fort Collins RR, CR
March 28-29

Fort Lewis College

Durango TTT, CR, RR
April 4-5

US Air Force Academy

C Springs TTT, CR, RR
April 11-12

University of Colorado

Boulder RR, CR
April 25-26

Colorado Mesa University

Grand Junction TTT, CR, RR
May 8-10

Collegiate Road Nationals

Asheville, NC  

 

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