Here is an updated list of news stories regarding the move of the USA Cycling Professional Championships. The Greenville News has a couple of good articles giving more insight into the reasoning behind the change. Here is hoping that Greenville will be able to capitalize on the opportunities ahead.
- Greenville taking steps to land bigger cycling events, official says
- Greenville’s USA Cycling event takes a detour
- Greenville loses 2013 Pro Cycling Championships to TN
It is certainly understandable that the event would want to find a new venue to keep it fresh and expand its draw. As I commented recently on Facebook, “As a fan of cycling, I’m fine with the event moving to Chattanooga. As a fan of Greenville, I wish we could have kept it here.” Of course, Greenville is still the same place that drew the race here in the first place. It will draw other events.
Who knows what the future holds?