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Boulder a finalist in race to host cyclocross nationals
By JENN FIELDS, BOULDER DAILY CAMERA
Boulder Cycle Sport owner Brandon Dwight is used to criss-crossing the country for USA Cycling's cyclocross national championships. He's done it every year for 14 years.
But for the 2014-2015 season, Dwight is hoping -- as a racer and a business owner -- that the national championship races will be held here in Boulder, at the Valmont Bike Park.
“It's a great course, it will be well organized, and the crowds will be enormous,” Dwight said. “As a racer, that's what you love -- the sounds of the fans just screaming. And that's not just coming from Boulder -- people all over the country will be excited about the energy Colorado will provide.”
On Wednesday, officials from USA Cycling toured the Valmont Bike Park as part of their evaluation process for choosing a venue for the big race. Boulder is one of three finalists under consideration; the others are Asheville, N.C., and Austin, Texas.
Andrea Smith, of USA Cycling, said the organization has already visited Asheville and Austin and will announce the host for the 2014-15 race toward the end of this month.
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