USA CYCLING WILL RETURN
JUNE 23-26, 2022

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Individual Time Trial National Championships

Thursday, June 23

The ITT will be held on a 7.2-mile section of roadways that traverse along the banks of Melton Lake and the internationally-acclaimed Oak Ridge Rowing venue in Oak Ridge, just 30 minutes west of downtown Knoxville.

The cyclers will complete a variety of laps of the 7.2 mile ITT course. The women will complete two laps of the 7.2-mile ITT course for a total distance of 23.2 kilometers. The men will complete three laps for a total distance of 34.9 kilometers. The course is relatively flat with three technical u-turns, allowing spectators to see athletes pass multiple times from one location.

Starting Line: Melton Lake Drive

WOMEN

Distance: 23.2 k, Laps: 2
Start Times: Approximately 9 AM

AWARD CEREMONIES
Location: Melton Lake Drive Pavilion
Time: Approximately 11:50 AM

MEN

Distance: 34.9 k, Laps: 3
Start Times: Approximately 12:30 PM

AWARD CEREMONIES
Location: Melton Lake Drive Pavilion
Time: Approximately 4:30 PM

*Schedule subject to change

Criterium National Championships

Friday, June 24

The Criterium will be held under the lights of downtown Knoxville, with the start and finish on Gay Street.  The 1.1-mile circuit is fast, short, and technical. Athletes will race for a set amount of time and then a specific number of finishing laps. 

Starting Line: Gay Street at Cumberland Avenue

WOMEN

Duration: 70 minutes
Starts: 6:00 PM

MEN

Duration: 80 minutes
Starts: 7:40 PM

AWARD CEREMONIES
Location: Gay Street at Cumberland Avenue
Time: 9:00 PM

*Schedule subject to change

Pro Road National Championships

Sunday, June 26

The peloton returns to downtown Knoxville and once again starts and finishes on Gay Street, allowing for incredible viewing experiences. The 6.8-mile route will cover familiar territory, crossing the Tennessee River via the iconic Gay Street Bridge, traversing the signature climb up Sherrod Street, and using the James White Parkway to return to downtown Knoxville. The women will race 10 laps, for a total distance of 68 miles, and the men will complete 17 laps for a total distance 115.6 miles. 

Starting Line: Gay Street at Cumberland Avenue

WOMEN

Distance: 109.4 k (71 mi), Laps: 10 laps
Race Start: 9:00 AM
Race Finish: Approximately 12:10 PM

AWARD CEREMONIES
Location: Gay Street at Cumberland Avenue
Time: Approximately 12:15 PM

MEN

Distance: 186.1 k (118.5 mi), Laps: 17
Race Start: 1:15 PM
Race Finish: Approximately 6:10 PM

AWARD CEREMONIES
Location: Gay Street at Cumberland Avenue
Time: Approximately 6:15 PM

*Schedule subject to change

Road Closure

Friday, June 24: Knoxville

Roads will be closed from 4:00 PM – 10:00 PM (Finish times approximate). This will affect traffic on parts of South Gay Street, West Hill Avenue & Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame Drive. The Gay Street block from Church to Cumberland will be closed all day Friday.

The streets will have a hard closure during the race. There will be no access across the route during the race.

Crit Race Road Closures
· Starting out on S. Gay St.
· Left turn from S. Gay St. to W. Hill Ave.
· Left turn from W. Hill Ave. to Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame Drive
· Left turn from Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame Drive to E. Church Ave.
· Right turn from E. Church Ave. to State St.
· Left turn from Sate St. to Clinch Ave.
· Left turn from Clinch Ave. onto S. Gay St.

Saturday, June 25: Knoxville

The Gay Street Block from Church to Cumberland will be closed all day Saturday.

Sunday, June 26: Knoxville

The below road closures will be controlled by the Knoxville Police Department and will allow for crossover traffic in select areas. The above maps will show specific locations where you can cross the route during the race.

Roads will be closed from 8:00 AM – 7:00 PM (Finish times approximate). There will be periodic road closures through DOWNTOWN and SOUTH KNOXVILLE.

Road Race Road Closures
· Starting out on S. Gay St.
· Left turn from S. Gay St. to Council Pl.
· Right turn from Council Pl. to Atchley St.
· Right turn from Atchley St. to Mimosa Ave.
· Left turn from Mimosa Ave. to Sherrod Rd.
· Sherrod Rd. Continues onto Davenport Rd.
· Left turn from Davenport Rd. to Wynn Ave.
· Wynn Ave. continues onto Cottrell St.
· Left turn from Cottrell St. to Anita Dr.
· Left turn from Anita Dr. onto James White Parkway
· James White Parkway continues onto Historic Preservation Dr.
· Right turn from Historic Preservation Dr. to Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame Dr.
· Left turn from Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame Dr. to Church Ave.
· Right turn from Church Ave. to State St.
· Left turn from State St. to Clinch Ave.
· Left turn from Clinch Ave. to S. Gay St.

The Gay street block from Church to Cumberland will be closed until 9:00 PM on Sunday.

Further Refinement of all race day schedules is expected prior to race days. More specifics on closures and openings to come.