2005 'cross nationals head to Providence, R.I

USA Cycling has announced details of the 2005 Cyclo-cross National Championships in Roger Williams...

USA Cycling has announced details of the 2005 Cyclo-cross National Championships in Roger Williams Park, Providence, R.I. on December 9-11.

After two consecutive years in Portland, Ore., USA Cycling’s annual championship shifts to a much anticipated east coast location for the first time since 2001 when Baltimore, Md. hosted the event.

“As America’s most up-and-coming city, Providence is a natural to host the national championships of one of America’s most up-and-coming sports,” said Mayor David N. Cicilline. “I wholeheartedly welcome the hundreds of cyclists and fans who will converge on Roger Williams Park, and I look forward to spectacular competition against a beautiful New England winter backdrop.”

2005 also marks the first time in seven years that the cyclo-cross hotbed of New England has hosted the national championships.

“We had an extensive search for a venue that lasted more than a year,” said Tom Stevens, race director. “After looking at seven venues, we picked Providence. We feel this park will provide perhaps the best course for both riders and spectators.”

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