The Elevate-KHS Pro Cycling Team had a fantastic showing at National Championship events spanning the continent in Canada, the United States, and Mexico.
Starting things off with a bang, George Simpson clocked the third fastest time at the US Pro Time Trial National Championship race, winning the bronze medal on the day.
Adam Roberge followed suit in Canada, winning the U23 Canadian National Time Trial Championship for the 3rd year in a row. He also finished 3rd in the elite time trial for another bronze medal for the team. Jordan Cheyne finished 6th in the time trial as well.
Friday, one of the most hotly contested criteriums of the year took place as the sun was setting. The US Pro Criterium came down to the wire, where Eric Young finished 2nd and teammate Sam Bassetti right behind in 4th. With a bike throw to the line, Eric took the silver for the teams 4th medal of the weekend.
Sunday brought the biggest day of racing, with National Championship Road Races in each country. Ulises Castillo rounded out the podium count with a 2nd place finish in Mexico in an exciting two-up sprint after a challenging and hot race at altitude.
In Canada, Jordan Cheyen, Adam Roberge and James Piccoli were motivated to put everything on the line in the hopes of winning the coveted Maple Leaf Championship Jersey. Racing in Beauce, the team was aggressive from the gun and James ultimately rode solo for 100K, only to be caught with 5K to go after being chased for several hours by a dwindled field and chase group. He was able to finish strong in 5th place, just out of medal contention, knowing he had put everything into the chance to win the race.
When the weekend was complete, the team had tallied 6 podiums and medals, making this the most successful National Championships to date. The 6th podium came from Kyle Swanson the week before where he placed 2nd in the U23 USA Elite Criterium Championship race in Maryland.
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