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Lincoln Plating Spring Classic in fifth year

The fifth Annual Lincoln Plating Spring Cycling Classic, a benefit for the Willard Community Center will be held Saturday and Sunday, April 22-23, 2006 on the roads in and around Lincoln, Nebraska. The 2005 Lincoln Plating Spring Cycling Classic raised over $5000 for the Willard Community Center, a non-profit community center located providing services for both adults and youth, located in southwest Lincoln.

The two-day stage race format will feature a road race and individual time trial at Branched Oak Lake on Saturday, April 22 and a circuit race at Pioneers Park on Sunday, April 23.

The $6000 cash prize list will attract riders from Nebraska, Iowa, Colorado, Kansas, Missouri and Minnesota. The Lincoln Plating Spring Classic serves as the kick-off for the Midwest Maxxis Cup, a point series to crown the regions top cyclists in various categories. In addition, the Lincoln Plating Spring Cycling Classic has been designated as a "Lance Armstrong Junior Olympic Series" event, which provides junior racers 18 & under an opportunity to earn points for special invitations to regional and national training camps. This year's event will also feature a Collegiate Stage Race with schools from Nebraska, South Dakota, Iowa, Kansas and Missouri and Minnesota all vying for points to earn a spot at the Collegiate Nationals from May 12-14, 2006.

For more information, please visit www.nebraskacyclingnews.com.

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