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US collegiate track champs

By:
Tim Maloney, European Editor
Published:
September 12, 2006, 1:00 BST,
Updated:
April 20, 2009, 23:28 BST
Edition:
First Edition Cycling News for September 12, 2006

The USA's top collegiate track cyclists will converge on Indianapolis later this month for the...

The USA's top collegiate track cyclists will converge on Indianapolis later this month for the National Collegiate Cycling Championships aqt the Major Taylor Velodrome, September 20-24.

Winners of the event in eight of the last 10 seasons, host team Marian College cycling team will compete among 20-30 teams for the 2006 championship. An estimated 120 athletes will race individuals and relays, sprint and endurance.

Racing begins Thursday, September 21 with morning and evening sessions and the schedule continues for three days through the championship sessions on Saturday, September 23. Sunday, September 24 is a rain day (if necessary). The event is free of charge and fans are welcome.

Cycling fans at the 2006 NCCA Track Championships are invited to also visit the Marian College campus near the Major Taylor Velodrome. Plans for the state-of-the-art Marian College Training Center (MCTC) will be available. Currently under construction, the MCTC combines world class physiological and biomechanical testing services with a choice of Computrainer training sessions or spin classes for the fitness enthusiast. The facility, scheduled to be completed in late-2006, will be open to the general public.

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