2018 Usac Am Road Champs Rr Day1 22
National Championships

Williams and Hoehn win titles on Day 2 of Amateur Road

By: Tom Mahoney  July 28, 2018

CLEAR SPRINGS, MD. JULY 27, 2018 — The second day of the 2018 USA Cycling Amateur Road National Championships was one for the books. With strong racing in the Cat 1 Men’s road race leading off the day, and thunderstorms providing an obstacle to be outlasted by the U23 Men, 2 new champions were named.

The Cat 1 Men took to the course at 7:00am this morning, doing five laps of the thirty-two kilometer course. 118 riders took to the rolling course. Justin Williams (Los Angeles/ENDO CONCEPT TEAM) out sprinted the field to claim the stars-and-stripes jersey. Said Williams about the course "It was perfect. It complimented every type of rider and could have end in a multitude of ways. I love courses that force racers to be smart and not just strong. This national road race to me was a huge step in the right direction for the development of our athletes as tactical bike races and not just engines." Shane Kline (Bally, Penn.) was hot on Williams’ heels and took the second step of the podium. Frank Travieso (Athens, Ga./Team United Healthcare Georgia) was right there in the fray and ended up with bronze.

Next on course was the U23 Men’s race. Competing on the same course for the same distance as the Cat 1 Men, this race had the unique issue of a race hold as they began their final lap of the course. Electrical storms on course caused a hold on racing for approximately 90-minutes. After restarting the final lap at 4:30 p.m. ET, Alex Hoehn (Lenexa, Kan./Aevolo Cycling) was able to pull it out and take the title. Noah Grannigan (Cape May Court House, N.J./CCB Foundation – Sicler) was close behind to capture silver. Yesterday’s bronze medalist in the U23 time trial event, Zeke Mostov (San Francisco/Hagens Berman Axeon), was able to duplicate his efforts for the road race and took home bronze again.

Due to the weather hold, the Junior Men 15-16 race has been delayed until Saturday. Their race will start after the Junior Men 17-18, riders should be prepared to start soon after 12:30 p.m.

Tomorrow’s racing will conclude the road race events of this national championships. You can follow the action on USA Cycling’s @usacycling Twitter account as well as the @usacycling Instagram account, and follow along with others posts by using the hashtag #RoadNats .



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