The U.S. Professional Cycling National Championships are finally here. Many cyclists spent the day preparing for tomorrow's time trials.
As early as 7am Friday, riders from all across the country were out for one last training session before the time trials. Time trials are one biker at a time racing the clock to post the fastest time of the day.
First up are the hand cyclists. Let's introduce you to some of the athletes.
"I have impairment in all four limbs," says hand cyclist Will Groux.
"The tree fell on me in Crossville," says hand cyclist Jeff Snover.
"I was in a horse riding accident 10-years ago, a horse fell on me," says hand cyclist Tia Rosa.
But, perhaps their stories have helped to make them the fierce and determined competitors they are.
"We're just out there exercising like everyone else. And we're just not letting our injuries or our disabilities stop us from doing that," says hand cyclist Will Groux.
"It's amazing how your body adapts, becoming an athlete in your mid 40's, it's something I never thought I'd do," says Tia Rosa.
Tia Rosa is in her mid 40's, but she's been training and competing like she's in her 20's. She's racing in the time trials and will also compete in the road race on Monday.
Rosa says she's working to improve her time from last year and has a message for women.
"I wish we had more women because it's a bit more challenging. And if we get the word out there that women can do this too," says Rosa. "You put your mind to it and just try to find different ways of doing it and then you just go for it."
To learn more about the events this weekend and road closures, click here.
By Jerry Askin