Sun Valley and Augusta to host USA Cycling national championships

Augusta, Georgia, and Sun Valley, Idaho, will host the road and mountain bike nationals, respectively, for the next two years.

2010 National Mountain Bike Championships start
The 2010 National Mountain Bike Championships start in Granby, Colorado

Communities in Idaho and Georgia will host the next two mountain bike and road national championships, respectively, USA Cycling announced Wednesday.

Sun Valley, Idaho, will host the 2011 and 2012 cross-country mountain bike championships and Augusta, Georgia, will host the junior, U23, elite and paralympic road nationals for those two years.

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.

Augusta has hosted the USA Cycling masters road nationals and several stages of the Tour de Georgia.

Road nationals will be held June 21-26, 2011 and June 18-24, 2012. National titles will be awarded for the road race, criterium, and individual time trial.

USA Cycling announced earlier this summer that 2011 and 2012 marathon mountain bike nationals and masters road nationals will be held in Bend, Oregon.