2022 Amateur Cycling Championship begins in southwest Virginia

Published: Jun. 29, 2022 at 7:01 PM EDT
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BOTETOURT COUNTY, Va. (WDBJ) - In Botetourt County, the 2022 Amateur Cycling Championship is officially underway.

Wednesday was the first day of a four-day race for cyclists ages 11 through 22. Botetourt County is hosting more than 700 cyclists from around the country.

The champion of Wednesday’s time trials in the female 17-18 age category says the hard work was worth it.

“All the training paid off, and all the frustrations and the lows that I’ve had throughout the season, you know that are normal for anyone, it wasn’t for nothing,” Katherine Sarkisov said.

The race goes on until this Saturday. A list of traffic delays and road closures can be found here.

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