Top ECAC Race at MITBy Cynthia M. Bedell
The MIT Cycling Club will host this year's Eastern Championships the weekend of April 25-26. The events, which are the last qualifying competition before the national cycling championships, will begin with a road race in Marlboro on Saturday. On Sunday, April 26 in Concord, the cyclists will compete in a 23-mile team time trial. Finally, a series of criterium races will begin at 11 a.m. in University Park. A former professional racer will ride for one of the teams, so the races should be fast, exciting, and full of strategy.
This competition will determine the Eastern College Athletic Conference champion, and also which five schools will travel to Atlanta for the national championship. MIT cycling is currently sixth, and will have to work hard to qualify. But team captain John Morrell G is optimistic about their chances. "We have excellent TTT teams; that will help move us from our current position and into the top five," Morrell said.