Colorado Springs, Colo. (February 3, 2009) -- The 2010 USA Cycling Collegiate Road season kicked off last weekend in Tucson with the University of Arizona Criterium, the year’s first collegiate cycling race. The season will begin in earnest across the country in the weeks that follow, but this early season start was a great preview of the excitement to come.
Chloe Forsman (University of Arizona) the 2009 Women’s D1 Mountain Bike Cross Country and Short Track National Champion, and promoter of the Arizona race, reflected on the preparation for the start of the season, saying, “The event is entirely organized and run by students. This year, a six-person committee has handled the bulk of the groundwork, while about 30 club members volunteered at the event day-of. It's stressful but always a highlight of the year.” Things worked out well for the home team, as they won all but one category of racing.