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Sun Valley, Idaho will host the next two cross-country mountain bike national championships, USA Cycling announced Wednesday.
USA Cycling is splitting up the cross-country and gravity mountain bike nationals starting next year. USA Cycling has not announced the date and location of the gravity nationals.
The Sun Valley event, to be held July 14-17, 2011, will be organized by Breakaway Promotions and will include cross-country, short track cross country, and Super D competitions at the Sun Valley Ski Resort.
“We made the decision to split the disciplines based on member feedback from all types of mountain bikers,” said USA Cycling National Events Director Kelli Lusk. “This will allow both gravity and cross-country athletes to compete on an ideal course in a setting specifically designed for their needs.”
USA Cycling announced earlier this summer that 2011 and 2012 marathon mountain bike nationals and masters road nationals will be held in Bend, Oregon. For the last several years national championship mountain bike events were held at Sol Vista in Colorado. The marathon nationals were held in Breckenridge, Colorado.