*Excerpted from http://www.nebraskacyclingnews.com
The Nebraska Cycling Association’s “Road Rider of Year program (ROY) is designed to recognize and reward consistent performance from area racers in the disciplines of time trial, criterium and road racing. “Rider of the Year” winners receive free entry to the following year “Rider of the Year” races. 2011 “ROY” winners include:
Men 1/2 (Under 39): Ian Robertson (Flatwater Cycling)
Men 1/2 (40-49): Joe McWilliams (Team Kaos/Alegant Health)
Men 3 (Under 39): Bryan Redemske (Midwest Cycling Community)
Men 3 (40-49): James O’Donnell (Alegant Health – Team Kaos)
Men 4 (Under 19): Cole Skiba (Elkhorn Valley Cycling)
Men 4 (19-39): Mike Miles (Midwest Cycling Community)
Men 4 (40-49): Dana Stefanidis (Flatwater Cycling)
Men 4 (50-59): Jerry Arnold (Elkhorn Valley Cycling)
Men 4 (60+): Rich Pearson (Alegant Health – Team Kaos)
Women (1/2/3): Leah Kleager (Midwest Cycling Community)
The following categories are required for “Rider of the Year” scoring:
Category Age Divisions
Men 1 & 2, Juniors (12-18) 19-39 40-49 50-59 60+
Men 3, Juniors (12-18) 19-39 40-49 50-59 60+
Men 4, Juniors (12-18) 19-39 40-49 50-59 60+
Women, Juniors (12-18) 19-39 40+
Riders will be awarded their “ROY” point based on their category and age division.
Some other important guidelines for the 2012 “ROY” competition:
- An eligible “ROY” winner must have competed in no fewer than 5 of the scheduled NCA “Rider of the Year” events.
- The Category and Age Divisions must have at least two riders competing in a minimum of five events each for there to be an official “Rider of the Year” competition for that Category and Age division.
The official 2012 Nebraska Cycling Association race schedule includes:
Date Event Race Discipline
March 24: Tour de Husker Road Race
March 25: Tour de Husker Criterium
May 19: Capital City Criterium
May 20: Pioneers Park Grand Prix
June 3: Norfolk Classic Criterium*
June 23: Dave Babcook Road Race*
June 24: Nebraska State Time Trial*
July 21: Cornhusker State Games Criterium
July 22: Cornhusker State Games Time Trial
August 17: Omaha Cycling Weekend Criterium
August 18: Papillion Twilight Criterium
*USAC State Championship
“Rider of the Year” points will be calculated after each event as follows:
|Place||Men 1/2||Men 3||Men 4||Cat 5*||Women|
*tracked in the event of an upgrade.
Please note that the NCA does not award a “Road Rider of the Year” prize for Men 5 or Women 4, but points will be calculated in the case of a mid-season upgrade. In the case of upgrades, all accumulated points transfer with the rider and count toward the upgraded category ROY competition.
For 2012, Juniors will be scored within their race category.
Updated standings for the 2012 Nebraska “Rider of the Year” will be posted on www.nebraskacycling.org .
Questions regarding the 2012 Nebraska “Rider of the Year” competition should be sent to John Lefler, Jr., NCA President/Event & Permit Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org