It's back again, and it's growing! This year, it's the final stop for the inaugural 99 SERIES and the only mandatory stop if you want to qualify for overall cash prizes and the Winner's Jersey.
A few changes this year: The TT has been increased to 40K (all we did was push the turnaround a little further into Yokohl Valley), and there's a LATER START TIME. Pros start at 12:30, followed by amateurs, which means as long as you're pre-registered, you'll have plenty of time to wait until Saturday morning to head to Exeter, minimizing your lodging hassles and expenses. Lots of categories for all sorts of racers.
The Visalia Criterium course remains the same with just a minor change on the back side - actually reverting to the course of the "old days" with a longer stretch from Turn 2 to Turn 3 and a short leg from Turn 3 to Turn 4 - a true "L" shape.
WATCH YOURSELF ONLINE! iBN Sports is broadcasting both days on the web, with racing footage archived for ONE YEAR. Race day coverage of the TT will be limited to the Start/Finish area, but additional coverage from Rocky Hill will be edited in post-production. Three cameras at the Crit will be able to get almost the entire race course. Won't your mom be proud? Or watch the races on the Jumbotron on site on race day. Just like the Tour of California!
So come to the Sequoia Cycling Classic March 15-16 in Exeter and Visalia. The venues are great, the towns are inviting, and entry fees are cheap!
Of course, there is the web site;
See you there!
2008 Sequoia Cycling Classic Committee