ACCC Division II Attacks Nats Criterium
OGDEN, UT — The 2013 USA Cycling Collegiate Road National Championships continued Saturday with four criterium races in downtown Ogden. The criterium course in downtown Ogden was comprised of eight turns and each lap covered 1.6 kilometers as riders competed under sunny skies and soaring temperatures.
The Division II men’s race was an extremely aggressive race with many, short-lived breakaways. With five laps remaining in the 75-minute race, a five-rider breakaway attacked. The five riders – Michael Mulvihill (San Francisco, Calif./Duke University), Matthew Rinehart (Durham, N.C.), Matt Lyons (Denver, Colo./University of Denver), Morgan Ryan (Ventura, Calif./Colorado Mesa University) and Payne Griffin (Birmingham, Ala./American University) â€“ built a steady lead of 12 seconds on the field. The field caught the back of the breakaway at the last turn, but the front of the breakaway managed to hold its lead through the finish line. Mulvihill won ahead of Lyons and Morgan. Jacob Hill (Saint Petersburg, Fla./Mars Hill College) placed fourth and Robert Ferris (Durham, N.C./Duke University), who with Mulvihill, was part of Duke’s national championship team time trial squad, was fifth.
2013 USA Cycling Collegiate Road National Championships
May 3-5, 2013
ACCC Duke Repeats Division II Menâ€™s TTTDivision II Men
1. Michael Mulvihill (San Francisco, Calif./Duke University)
2. Matt Lyons (Denver, Colo./University of Denver)
3. Morgan Ryan (Ventura, Calif./Colorado Mesa University)
4. Jacob Hill (Saint Petersburg, Fla./Mars Hill College)
5. Robert Ferris (Durham, N.C./Duke University)
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.