Posted by Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) on July 22nd, 2011 at 9:21 am
turning drills in Forest Grove at
the 2010 camp.
(Photos: Jim Anderson)
Beginning this Sunday (7/24), Pacific University in Forest Grove will host a camp for some of the nation's top young road racers. It's one of eleven USA Cycling Regional Development Camps that are held across the nation with the goal of developing America's next generation of Tour de France contenders.
Camp manager Jim Anderson says this is the third year Forest Grove has hosted the camp and the number of attendees has more than doubled in that time; from just 15 the first year to 38 expected this year. The riders are between the ages of 14-22 and the camp is a unique opportunity for them to meet other racers, learn race tactics and techniques, and get insights from experienced coaches.
an ideal training ground.
"The camp allows riders to be immersed in cycling for a week," says Anderson, "it's a fantastic learning opportunity and it will help them jump to that next level of competitive cycling."
USA Cycling picked Forest Grove as the location in part because of its easy access to great roads and terrain.
Those roads have helped mold a lot of talent, says Anderson. "Camp alumni have gone on to win National Championships and some recent grads are dominating the domestic race circuit."
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