Monday, February 9, 2009

Breaking News: 2009 24 Hour National Championships Moved to Moab

USA Cycling will officially announce later this week that the 2009 24 Hour National Championship race will be moved to Moab, Utah. The race will be held in conjunction with the 24 Hours of Moab on October 10-11.

USA Cycling has encountered some difficulty solidifing a venue for the 2009 National Championship race which was originally scheduled for Payson, Arizona and then possibly Phoenix and finally Moab.

24 Hours of Moab promoter Laird Knight confirmed with MTBracenews that Moab will indeed be the ulitmate location of the National Championship race. The long-time 24 Hour Promoter and head of Granny Gear Productions stated, "Apparently the AZ venue fell apart and USAC (USA Cycling)needed to get something nailed down that was more definite. Moab will be the perfect battle ground for a National Championship race. The course is a classic mix of high-speed double-track, ledgy, technical sections and power-sucking sand-traps."

In addition, Granny Gear will be hosting the 2010 National Championships at the 24-Hours of Big Bear in Hazelton, West Virginia, June 12-13, 2010.

Josh Tostado and Jari Kirkland took home the top solo spots at the 24 Hours of Moab in 2008

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