Roanoke hosts 800 cyclists for cyclocross racing series

Published: Sep. 17, 2022 at 9:36 PM EDT
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ROANOKE, Va. (WDBJ) - 800 cyclists were in Roanoke over the weekend for a cyclocross race. Virginia’s Blue Ridge Go Cross hosted the first of four races in the USCX cyclocross racing series.

Cyclists raced through a mapped out course in Fallon Park Saturday and Sunday. Professional and amateur cyclocross racers competed.

The director of Roanoke Outside explained the event is helping build Roanoke’s reputation as a cycling destination.

“I think the cool thing about our community is we’re very welcoming,” Pete Eshelman said. “We’re creating a lot of things that are in place to get people introduced to the sport of cycling.”

Racers competed for the ultimate prize of $15,000.

The race was being broadcast on Discovery+ and the Global Cycling Network.