Pennsylvania Avenue Is Finish Line For Pro Cycling Race | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

: News

Filed Under:

Pennsylvania Avenue Is Finish Line For Pro Cycling Race

Play associated audio

By Cathy Carter

The District's only professional cycling event is happening in downtown D.C. today. The Capital Criterium is the fifth stop of the nine race USA Crits series.

Criteriums are designed for speed. Men's amateur elite winner Timothy Brown from D.C. says the race features one of the most challenging courses on the circuit.

"At the very end there's a U-turn, and whatever position you kind of come out of that U -turn, you're not going to move up much after that, so it was really, really important to try to be up near the front," he says.

So what kind of strategy did he use?

"Near the end you have to hold your position, stay strong, you might get bumped but you want to try to stay up near the front and hope for the best," he says.

A celebrity ride featuring D.C. Mayor Adrian Fenty and District Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton will happen later today.

The event concludes with the Men's Professional Race.

NPR

A 19th Century Novel Explains Quantitative Easing

This week, the Federal Reserve ended the quantitative easing program. Author John Lanchester says Anthony Trollope's 19th century novel The Way We Live Now clarifies the current financial situation.
NPR

Cash For Halloween Candy? Dentists' Buyback Program Is Booming

If you're like many parents, by tomorrow morning you'll be facing a candy glut. One possible solution? Sell it to a dentist participating in a program that sends candy care packages to troops.
NPR

In New Hampshire, Two Different Tales Of Scott Brown's State Jump

The very close U.S. Senate race in New Hampshire could come down to where Republican challenger Scott Brown is from.
NPR

After Mass Protests, Hungary Gives Up On Internet Tax

The government had proposed taxing Internet usage, but opponents claimed it the government was trying to impose a digital iron curtain on Hungary.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.