Record participation for 2021 USA Cycling National Championships

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) – The 2021 USA Cycling National Championships wrapped up Sunday with the Pro Road Race. According to USA Cycling, this year’s event had record participation and it’s the first major American road event since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Lauren Stephens and Joseph Rosskopf both took home the gold and the stars-and-stripes after winning their events in the Pro Road Race. The women’s race started Sunday morning and the riders covered 71 miles over nine laps.

“We had four riders coming into this race, and we had four strong riders. I said last night that we didn’t have any fluff. We were confident with many different scenarios. So, we knew we needed to make this race hard. And that was our goal,” said Stephens about her team’s strategy coming into the race.

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