Marian University swept the Division-1 team time trial on the final day of competition at the USA Cycling Collegiate Road National Championships, and took the team omnium title home to Indianapolis. Whitman College used a victory in the DII women’s team trial and a third-place finish in the men’s event to seal their DII team omnium national title. The Mesa State College men’s squad won the Stars-and-Stripes in the men’s team time trial and finished just short of the team omnium title.
Traditional track cycling powerhouse Marian leapfrogged the powerful Lees-McRae College squad in the final of three events factored into the team omnium competition to earn the road team omnium competition. Whitman used a balanced attack through the three-day contest to defend their team title from a surging Mesa State college team and last year’s runner-up, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
The final day of competition of the USA Cycling Collegiate Road National Championships saw teams of three to four riders take off from the Trek Bicycles World Headquarters. Riders covered 19.2 miles on the out-and-back course on Mothers Day.
[PHOTO: Courtesy of David Stluka Photography]