Thank you for your interest in the 2014 USA Cycling's Jr. Men 15/16 European Race Camp program. This survey serves as a request to be invited to one of the two Race Camps.
Camp A is scheduled for July 14 - August 4.
Camp B is scheduled for August 4 - August 25.
Both camps will have very similar offerings with just enough differentiation to make each experience unique. The purpose of the 15/16 European Race Camp is to create a learning opportunity for highly motivated young riders by exposing them to the subtleties and specific nuances of international competition and life in a foreign country.
The cost for the camp is $1650 and includes travel, housing at the USAC European Training Center (Sittard, NED), food, and incidental expenses for the duration of the camp. Camp activities will include races in Belgium (two per week), bike handling drills, strategy sessions, general training rides, and cultural activities. Camp participants in the past have included current National Development Program representatives, Nathan Brown, Greg Daniel, TJ Eisenhart, Logan Owen, Jacob Rathe, and Lawson Craddock.
Selections will be based on survey responses, athlete development camp testing results, national and local race results. Favor will be given to athletes that have demonstrated an ability to work and race at a very high level in the United States. With only 12 riders being selected (6 for each camp), it is expected that it will be very competitive to get into these camps.
Application deadline is Tuesday, June 10, 2014 at 11:59 p.m. PDT. Applications received after this will not be considered.
Camp invitations will be issued Thursday, June 12, 2014. Full payment will be due upon receipt of USA Cycling invoice. Flights will be booked and ticketed by USA Cycling at this time.
All winning applicants must have (or be prepared to purchase) a UCI international racing license and have a valid, up-to-date passport. Only U.S. Citizens will be considered for this trip. All applicants must be prepared to pay the full fee amount upon receipt of invoice.