Yesterday, Red Five Sports Group, the organizer of the US Open Cycling Championships, announced the appointment of John Eustice as Executive Director. The announcement came over one week after former director, Tim Miller, had abruptly given his resignation. The 2007 event is to be held in Williamsburg and Richmond, Virginia on April 7 and broadcast nationally.
Eustice is a cycling expert whose company, Sparta Cycling, has produced over thirty professional races in addition to providing technical consulting to many others. His Univest Grand Prix is a live television production and is listed on the USA Cycling calendar. As a pro cyclist Eustice raced on European professional teams and was the first US Pro Champion. One of the nation's top cycling analysts, Eustice has covered the Tour de France since 1992.
"It is great for the event to have John come on board," Richard Durishin of Red Five Sports Group said. "His experience and international reputation will play a critical role in producing a successful inaugural US Open Cycling Championships event. We will be transitioning operational aspects of the race to him this week."
"The US Open Cycling Championships contains all the ingredients needed for a world class event," said Eustice. "Beautiful and historic terrain, wonderful civic cooperation, and a same-day television production. The race represents a wonderful opportunity for the United States Professional racing class to show off its exciting racing style to a national audience."