Athletes and Sponsors for the 2005 Tour of Shenandoah Bicycle Race are announced.
The third annual edition of the Tour of Shenandoah will take place April 27 - May 1 in central Virginia. Among the riders signed up for the six-stage race are 2002 USPRO road race champion Chann McRae (TargeTraining), his team-mate Justin Spinelli and U.S. national team member Jeremiah Bishop (Trek/VW), better known as a mountain bike racer. Also returning to Virginia to participate is a strong TIAA/CREF team and the Mid-Atlantic's own professional cycling team, Snow Valley presented by Seal-On. Defending champion Scottie Weiss is expected to return with his new Hincapie Sportswear teammates. Weiss has won the two previous editions of the Tour of Shenandoah. The event will also see participation of teams from Canada, and of athletes from such far-flung locales as Belarus and New Zealand.
Stage 1 - April 27: Massanutten Resort Time Trial, 3 miles
Stage 2 - April 27: Harrisonburg Criterium, 30 miles
Stage 3 - April 28: Staunton to The Homestead Road Race, 75 miles
Stage 4 - April 29: Homestead to Bedford Road Race, 102 miles
Stage 5 - April 30: Lexington to Waynesboro Road Race, 60 miles
Stage 6 - May 1: Ed Elliott Memorial Criterium, 30 miles
For more information see www.tourofshenandoah.com.