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Watching this week's USA Pro Cycling Challenge on television has been surreal. In some ways the program's familiar: The screen flickers with images of global superstars grinding up alpine roads, cheered on by thronging crowds and the shrill voices of European race announcers.
give them a push in the right direction, programs such as the USA National Development Team offer a gateway to racing in Europe. There, the best among the young Americans adapt and grow into the next generation of world class cyclists.
Europe are improving, so too is the prospect of remaining in the US. As for me, it's too early to tell what's in the cards. After only three years of competing, a new athlete like me is still better suited to the shorter and more explosive style of most American races especially critireums.
Likewise, most pros could expect to follow one of two career paths. For the lucky few who start young, who are clearly gifted, and whose parents Nike Air Max 90 Mens Blue Suede
A third path is emerging: Cyclists on domestic teams have more opportunities to race against their top tier European counterparts on home turf. I've always told aspiring amateurs that the only way to get on a pro team is to do races against the teams they hope to join. Likewise, events such as the USA Pro Cycling Challenge provide a similar opportunity to domestic professionals aspiring to join the European ranks.
Granted, some riders have managed to bounce back and forth between the two spheres of cycling, but this is the exception and not the rule.
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to Europe had already set sail, leaving us with little choice but to work our way up through the domestic ranks with the goal of earning a respectable living on an American team.
The scenery's familiar too, but not because I'm used to seeing it on TV. Rather than flying through the Alps, the peloton crosses the Rockies. Riders roll right in front of my old house and over mountain passes that I've suffered on countless times. Among the competitors, I recognize the faces of winter training partners, the flashy custom shoes of an old teammate, and uniforms that I ride alongside regularly.
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For many in the States, newer events like the USA Pro Cycling Challenge, Tour of Utah, and Tour of California bring the seemingly unattainable world of European cycling to our doorstep. Before, the sport seemed neatly divided in two, with little crossover between the big leagues in Europe and domestic racing in the US.
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