ELIZABETHTON, Tenn. (WJHL) — The Carter County Omnium, a two-day cycling event featuring multiple races, will return in 2024.
Organizers announced this year’s event will take place June 1–2.
The Omnium draws both amateur and professional cyclists from across the country and includes three courses: a grueling road race up Roan Mountain known as the Roan Groan, a 3.2-mile time trial in Erwin, and a criterium in downtown Elizabethton.
Each of the three events features multiple categories of racers.
This year will mark the 40th running of the Roan Groan, which includes a 7.4-mile Category 1 climb that is comparable to the Col d’Aspin in the Pyrenees. The Pro 1-2 men’s course is 80 miles and includes 9,747 feet of climbing.
Last year’s Pro Am winner, Trevor August, who races for Milligan University, is planning to defend his championship, according to race organizers. He also plans to race in the Pro National Championship in Charleston, West Virginia, organizers said.