U.S. Paralympics Announces Site of the 2017 Track Cycling National Championships

By Olivia Truby | Aug. 03, 2017, 11:06 a.m. (ET)

The Colorado Springs Olympic Training Center Velodrome will play host to the 2017 U.S. Paralympics Track Cycling National Championships from Dec. 2-3.

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – U.S. Paralympics, a division of the United States Olympic Committee, today announced the Colorado Springs Olympic Training Center Velodrome as the site of the 2017 U.S. Paralympics Track Cycling National Championships from Dec. 2-3.

More than 25 athletes will compete for national titles at the velodrome. Built in 1983 in preparation for the 1984 Olympic and Paralympic Games, the Colorado Springs Olympic Training Center Velodrome is the official training venue for U.S. Olympic and Paralympic track cycling teams and USA Roller Sports. The velodrome features a 333.3-meter banked cement cycling track, which wraps around a 200-meter track for roller sports. The 1,000-seat facility is open to the public for community racing, and hosts local, national and international events. 

“We’re excited to return to Colorado Springs for the U.S. Paralympics Track Cycling National Championships,” said Ian Lawless, high performance director for U.S. Paralympics Cycling. “We look forward to welcoming fans to the velodrome that many of our national team members train at, and we anticipate a competitive and high-level event.”

Prior to the track nationals in December, 22 U.S. athletes, including one tandem pilot, will represent Team USA at the 2017 UCI Para-cycling Road World Championships in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa, from Aug. 31-Sept. 3. The team, which is comprised of 12 males and 10 females, includes 16 Paralympians and three returning road world champions.

For more information on U.S. Paralympics Cycling, please visit USParalympics.org.