ACCC: University of Virginia Race Weekend
CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA — This time the ACCC was in Virginia for the University of Virginia’s home race weekend. Racing started late Saturday with a long short track. Lap times for the day averaged between 7-10 minutes. In all of the categories, except for A, riders would do only two laps. In the Men’s A race Bryan Lewis (University of Virginia) continued his win streak from last weekend’s races. John Michael Gorum (Appalachian State University) was his main competition but could not close the gap. In Women’s A Rebecca Stimson got the win for herself and Virginia Tech.
At the end of short track riders began to prepare for the time trial. This would be the longest time trial so far this season, taking around 20 minutes. Lewis (UVA) and Gorum (ASU) continued their fight to win in Men’s A. Bryan would win again with John Michael taking 2nd. Stimson (VT) won again in Women’s A.
Sunday’s race was a tough cross country course. The trail was located right in the backyard of the University of Virginia’s campus. While the distance was only about 4 miles per lap there would be around 800 feet of climbing. Riders began the race at the bottom of a long asphalt climb to sort the field out before getting in to the trail. Lewis (UVA) once again won to sweep the weekend. That’s two weekends in a row for him! Stimson (VT) would do the same in Women’s A winning for her third time this weekend.
Next weekend is the ACCC’s conference championship hosted by Appalachian State University out at Beech mountain. Then we have our rest weekend followed by nationals which will also be hosted at Beech.
Story & Photo Credits
Written by Charles Ramsbotham, photo by usacycling.org, and originally posted on usacycling.org. Read more about all the USA Cycling conferences in USA Cycling’s Weekly Collegiate Race Recap.
Atlantic Collegiate Cycling Conference
The Atlantic Collegiate Cycling Conference (ACCC) is a collection of cycling clubs representing colleges and universities from Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia and North Carolina. We are one of eleven conferences that make up the collegiate program of USA Cycling, the national governing body of cycling in the United States. Our athletes compete in road, mountain, and cyclocross racing throughout the academic year at the conference level with hopes of qualifying for the USA Cycling Collegiate National Championships. For more information, please check out the ACCC website.