The USA Cycling Professional Criterium National Championships begin in High Point today. It’s the first time the men’s and women’s national championships have ever been held at the same time in the same city. Also for the first time, the winners of the men’s and women’s events will ride away with the same prize purse.
High Point beat out Austin and Boulder to host the championships. Chip Duckett, a High Point physician and owner of Mock Orange Bikes, has been the driving force behind bringing the event to the Triad. He says the city’s facilities clinched the deal.