USA Cycling has announced that registration for its 2006 National Festival is now open and is encouraging competitors to register early before field size limits are reached. Riders can visit www.sportsbaseonline.com to register.
The annual event which crowns USA Cycling national champions in road disciplines for junior, U23, master and elite categories is scheduled for July 5-17 at Seven Springs Resort in Champion, Pa. Fields are limited to 125 riders in each of the road races and 100 riders in each of the criteriums. There is no limit to the number of entries in time trial events.
Because of the introduction of a USPRO time trial national championship this September, riders on either UCI registered ProTour, Pro Continental or Continental teams are no longer allowed to compete in the men's elite time trial. With the exception of that restriction, both the men's and women's elite time trials are open to all riders who meet the eligibility requirements in the rulebook. For eligibility requirements, competitors should to refer to page 101 of the USCF rulebook. USA Cycling reminds riders that the elite men's road race and criterium is open to category 1 riders only, while the elite women's road race and criterium is open to category 1 and category 2 riders.
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