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Riders reap benefits of new Support Project at US TT

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The Pro Cyclist Foundation’s newest Board member, recently retired pro road cyclist Brent Bookwalter, wants to clear a path for riders living outside the US to compete for stars-and-stripes jerseys. His vision is to clear the debris scattered on the career path for many internationally-based US cyclists, young and veteran alike, that make it difficult to travel, gear up and be competitive at home races. 

To do this Bookwalter is spearheading a new Nationals Rider Support Project, funded by the Pro Cyclist Foundation. It offers support to a number of American riders based abroad so they can compete in Knoxville, Tennessee at the USA Cycling Pro Road National Championships. The riders receive the mechanical, logistical and ground support that their foreign trade teams are unable, or unwilling, to provide.