LMC Cycling Announces Collegiate Road National Championships Rosters
Apr 28, 2014
RICHMOND, Va. --- The Director of Lees-McRae
Cycling Tim Hall is pleased to announce the travel roster for the
upcoming 2014 Collegiate Road National Championships that will take
place in Richmond, Va. starting May 2.
Friday is the team time trial, Saturday is the criterium, and
Sunday is the road race. The collegiate championship is a
test event for the 2015 UCI World Road Race Championship, and will
use the same road race route as the professionals use next
"Our goal is to improve upon our eighth place team omnium finish
from last year and end up on the podium, which is fifth place or
better," said Hall.
The defending champion is Marian University of
The women’s team time trial will consist of Erin Donohue
(Norwich, Vt.), Paige Bisenieks-Robertson (Oakland, Calif.), Emily
Shields (Salisbury, N.C.) and Katherine Shields (Salisbury, N.C.).
The same quartet will also participate in the women’s road
race. Donohue, Robertson, K. Shields and Kaitlyn Lawrence (Emmaus,
Pa.) will represent LMC in the women’s criterium.
“The team is anxious to race in Richmond, and I believe
the courses there suit our riders quite well. The kids are
excited at the prospect of winning some medals, which I believe is
possible if we are tactically smart throughout each race,”
spoke Hall. “The key will be to make every effort count
and to finish off the final few kilometers as strong as
Jose Avila (Miami, Fla.), Dylan Knutson (Eagan, Minn.),
Christopher Meacham (Jamison, Pa.) and Matthew Zimmer (DeWitt,
Iowa) will hit the course for LMC in the men’s team time
trial. For the criterium, Knutson, Meacham, Zimmer and Cameron
Mancuso (Greentown, Pa.) will race for the Bobcat squad.
All six LMC men will participate in the road race, which
consists of Avila, Knutson, Mancuso, Meacham, Zimmer and Gunnar
“Matt and Christopher have been our key guys all season
long while Katherine and Page have been consistently top 5 during
the SECCC season. We will do our best to position them for
success in the end while also having the others finish off as best
as possible,” praised Hall. “However, any one of our
riders could find themselves in a position for a top result.
Having patience, good positioning, and a strong belief in ourselves
will be critically important.”
LMC is currently sixth in the overall ranking in the 2013/2014
season in Division I Team Omnium. Rankings are available HERE
Information about the races along with results will be HERE