Cash to ride in U.S. Pro time trial May 26Published 10:46am Wednesday, May 23, 2012
John Cash of Landrum has been invited to ride in the time trial for the U.S. Pro Cycling Championship on Saturday, May 26 at 9:30 a.m. in Greenville, S.C. at the Clemson University ICAR center.
Cash, who has ridden in this U.S. Pro time trial before, encourages local people to come watch.
“The time trial is a great cycling event for bystanders,” he said. “You can see the action close up, unlike in many other types of races.”
In the 20.7-mile time trial, the cyclists take off at regular intervals, and they are racing only against the clock. Their bicycles, handlebars, even their helmets are specially designed to be streamlined for greatest speed, Cash said.
The time trial and other related events on Memorial Day weekend all lead up to the 112-mile U.S. Pro Cycling Championship Road Race, to be held on Monday, May 28 starting at noon.
Another reason Cash encourages people to come watch this weekend is that the U.S Pro championship will move to another venue next year.
“This is the last year the U.S. Pro will be held in Greenville,” Cash said. “It’s a rare chance to see world-class cycling close to home.”