One of the largest races in the Eastern US, the Greenbrier Classic will be especially important for expert juniors for this year's edition on April 27. The race, held on Maryland's Catoctin Mountain will serve as just one of two automatic qualifier events for berths on the US Junior World Championship Team.
The second qualifying event will be the Santa Ynez Valley race on May 18 in California. Since no juniors finished in the top three at last year's World Championships, any American juniors with international licenses who win the expert junior male and female categories will automatically be added to the Junior World Championship team.
Furthermore, the Greenbrier race is also part of the Allison Dunlap Junior Olympic MTB Series for the first time ever. In addition to featuring juniors, this year's race will feature 49 categories and US$8,000 in prizes. It is part of both the American Mountain Bike Calendar (AMBC) and USA Cycling National Calendar and is a qualifying event for the US National Championships for all categories.
For more information see www.potomacvelo.com.