Howe and Atkins dispute events after Speed Week crash

Isaac Howe (Kenda/5-Hour Energy Pro Cycling) entered the fourth event of USA Cycling's National Criterium Calendar (NCC), the latter three rounds of USA CRITS Speed Week, on a high as he held second overall in the standings following his victory in Anniston, Alabama's Sunny King Criterium. Last Saturday afternoon, however, the 26-year-old pro crashed heavily in the early laps of Anderson, South Carolina's Electric City Circuit, fracturing his collarbone, in an incident he and his team claim was a deliberate take down by a competitor.

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Based in the southeastern United States, Peter produces race coverage for all disciplines, edits news and writes features. The New Jersey native has 30 years of road racing and cyclo-cross experience, starting in the early 1980s as a Junior in the days of toe clips and leather hairnets. Over the years he's had the good fortune to race throughout the United States and has competed in national championships for both road and 'cross in the Junior and Masters categories. The passion for cycling started young, as before he switched to the road Peter's mission in life was catching big air on his BMX bike.