The Johnson City Omnium will be June 1-2, 2019. It continues the three-race event in East Tennessee since 2006 with cash prizes of $13,750. This stage race combines a major climbing road race with a short time trial and very technical criterium (closed circuit race). For participants, it has honed their form so the next year they have competed in the Tour de France and the Tour of California, or have upgraded in category. For the spectators, it shows exciting competition within hands-reach along with side walk dining at on the course restaurants and breweries.

The Carter County Roan Groan will continue finishing after a category 1 climb of 7.4 miles and 2580′ to Carvers Gap on Roan Mountain.

The Pro 1-2 field will again do an additional loop of the Simerly Creek Rd for a total of 80 miles and a total of 6846′ of climbing.

The Elite Masters, Women Pro 1/2/3 and Category 3s will do the 55 mile course with a total of 5443′ of climbing.

All other categories will do 30 miles and 4040′ of climbing.

Women 3 will choose from doing the 3-4-5 road race and not be in the omnium or the Women Pro 1/2/3 road race and compete for the omnium. TBAR points for the Women 3 will be in the Women Pro 1/2/3 road race.

There will be a vehicle to transport a bag of descending clothing to the finish in Carvers Gap at the racer’s risk. Return to Elizabethton will still be the responsibility of the racers.

The time trial course in Erwin will be used again this year for the Ballad Health Time Trial. The distance is 3.2 miles with a 1 mile climb at 4.0% average and a 6.7% decent for 0.5 mile.

The Fountain Square Criterium is the same as last year with eight turns in 0.64 miles. Plenty of fast sections with high speed corners along with the section of tight corners. Alfresco dinning is available on the course at several restaurants and breweries.

There will be a separate field for Women Category 4/5 in the Criterium.

Juniors will race free in the Junior fields since the TBRA is paying their fee. They still need to register online for the TT and CR or can register day of for the CR.

The master’s categories in the Omnium will be the same. They will be the Elite Masters 35+category 1-4; the Masters 40+ category 3,4,5; the Masters 50+ category 1-5; and the Masters 60+ category 1-5.


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