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The USA Cycling National Development Program (NDP) chalked two top-20 finishes in Italy and Portugal this week, as Carmen Small (Durango, Colo./TWENTY16 p/b Sho-Air) finished 12th at the Trofeo Alfredo Binda on Sunday, while Colin Joyce (Pocatello, Idaho/California Giant Berry Farms-Specialized) again led the U.S. U23 men at the March 26-30 Volta ao Alentejo with a 20th-place result.
Anton Cooper (NZL/Cannondale Factory Racing) and Katerina Nash (CZE/Luna Pro Team) picked up the early menandrsquo;s and womenandrsquo;s U.S. Cup leads, while Canadians Raphael Gagne (CAN) and Emily Batty (CAN/Trek Factory Racing Team) top the Pro MTB Cross-Country Tour (Pro XCT) after the March 14 Bonelli Park XC #1 in San Dimas, Calif., and March 21 Fontana XC in Fontana, Calif.
Fourteen Talent Identification Camps will run in 10 states across the country from June to November to provide USA Cycling with junior talent evaluations while offering athletes a pathway to develop their cycling ability in road, track and mountain bike disciplines.
Colin Joyce (Pocatello, Idaho/California Giant Berry Farms-Specialized) kicked off the 2015 menandrsquo;s U23 development season in style, taking third overall at the Volta Costa Vicentina in Portugal March 21-22.
USA Cycling has designated 17 outstanding cycling programs as Centers of Excellence for the 2015-16 seasons. The USA Cycling Development Foundation will grant a total of $50,000 in 2015-16, the largest amount awarded to COEandrsquo;S since inception 15 years ago.
Nic Long ( ) and Alise Post ( ) claimed the 2015 USA Cycling BMX National Championships on Friday night in at the Novant Health BMX Supercross Track in Rock Hill, SC. Long is a former national champion who now addedhis second title, while post becamea five-time defending national champion.
The USA Cycling National Development Program (NDP) rolled on in the Netherlands last week with the March 12 Acht van Westerveld, March 14 Boels Rental Ronde van Drenthe and March 15 Novilon Euro Cup.
The Volkswagen USA Cycling Professional Road and Time Trial National Championships return to Chattanooga, Tenn., for the third-consecutive year from May 23-25, 2015, where the top road cyclists in America will again challenge the Tennessee pavement over Memorial Day Weekend.