Greenville hosts last USA Cycling Championship

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The USA Cycling National Championship time trial and road race was held in Greenville over the Memorial weekend. The Professional Road Race National Championship was held in downtown Greenville on Monday, and included more than 125 professional cyclists on a 110 mile course. The race finished at South Main and Camperdown Streets in downtown Greenville and included four large circuits taking the pros over Paris Mountain.

Six shorter circuits brouight the riders through downtown Greenville allowing fans to see the riders pass 10 times!

The Professional Individual Time Trial National Championship was held Saturday, on the south section of the Clemson University International Center for Automotive Research (CU-ICAR) campus.

More than 300,000 spectators have watched the GHS USA Cycling Professional Championships in the past six years, and more than $500,000 has been raised by the Palmetto Peloton Project (Stars & Stripes Challenge) events for cancer research, benefiting the GHS Cancer Center.

The Roger C. Pease US Handcycling National Criterium Championship, presented by the Paralyzed Veterans of America featured 30 elite handcyclists.

This will be the last year for the National Championship Race to be held in Greenville. The race will be moving to Chattanooga in 2013.