Bend factors into site announcement

Updated: December 19, 2013, 2:18 PM ET
Associated Press

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- USA Cycling has announced the locations for several of championships for 2015 and 2016, which includes taking the cross country mountain bike nationals to Bend, Ore.

Dates have not been announced, but the mountain bike nationals will likely have an impact on the selection of the U.S. team for the 2016 Rio Olympics.

Along with the cross country nationals, Bend will host the Enduro National Championships on Mount Bachelor. Enduro events will be replacing the Super D competition.

The professional criterium nationals are in Greenville, S.C.; amateur and para-cycling road nationals are in North Lake Tahoe, Calif.; marathon mountain bike nationals are in Columbia County, Ga.; gravity mountain bike nationals will be at Mammoth Mountain in California; and the collegiate mountain bike nationals are at Snowshoe Mountain in West Virginia.


Copyright 2013 by The Associated Press

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