National cycling training site coming to downtown Winston-Salem

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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Winston-Salem has been selected as the home for a national cycling training site, according to U.S. cycling officials.

The projected site is a 42,000-square-foot building across from the Millennium Center.

Kevin Loughery, a spokesman for USA Cycling, confirmed Thursday the site will serve as a training site. USA Cycling serves as the sport’s national governing body.

Loughery said there are 16 cycling training sites around the country and three U.S. training facilities.

The site will serve road cycling and potentially other disciplines as well.

Steve Johnson, USA Cycling’s president and chief executive, wrote in a March 10 letter to the Winston-Salem Cycling Classic committee that he supports a local bid for another U.S. Olympic cycling training site if the Cycling Classic Committee applies to the U.S. Olympic Committee.

“The cycling center would add another exciting element to our downtown,” Mayor Allen Joines said Thursday. “It would also bring national attention to Winston Salem.”

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