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Thousands packed around the finish line on Market Street for the USA Cycling Professional Road National Championships on Monday.

Cycling fans are a different breed of enthusiast than other sporting nuts.

On Monday morning, the doors to some local businesses will swing open hours early. Some owners will open up on a day they usually stay closed. Others will open to one-day-only sales.

It's hard to tell who will have the higher adrenaline rush during the championship cycling races this weekend: The cyclists hurtling at breakneck speeds down mountains and highways — or the doctors leaning out of cars alongside them, trying to bandage injured-but-stubborn riders still on their bikes.

  • May 25th, 2013  |

A small bump in the road isn't a big deal for someone traveling 20 mph in a car. But when it's a pack of more than 100 cyclists speeding across uneven pavement at more than 50 mph, that small bump can turn into a major safety hazard.

Cycling 30 miles may make for an intense morning for Stephen Rucker.

When Stephen Rucker hits the road Saturday morning for a 30-mile bike ride, he has one goal in mind — to raise at least $1,000 for T.C. Thompson Children's Hospital at Erlanger, the hospital that saved the lives of his twin daughters, Kate and Annie.

Volkswagen is one of the world’s largest automakers, but the German company has gotten behind bicycling in a big way.

Riders as young as 3 will be able to race like the pros during the Volkswagen USA Cycling Professional Road and Time Trial National Championships.

Athena Hortis is coming back to Chattanooga, and she won't be alone next time.

  • May 25th, 2013  |
  • By Connor Choate
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