BRISTOL, Va. – The Virginia Intermont Cycling team finished in second place in the Southeastern Collegiate Cycling Conference after the conference finals held in Clemson University this past weekend. With an average of only nine riders for the entire cycling team, VI came up shy of King College who average nearly 18 per race this season.
The women's cycling team finished first in the team time trials while Adam Anderson finished in 1st place individually on the men's side.
In a combined C and D field for the Men's Road Races, Juan Molina finished in first place in the Men's D category and Dakota Smith finished in 13th place in the Men's C category. Will Mehta finished in fourth place in the men's C.
BRISTOL, Va. - Virginia Intermont and Bristol, Tenn., were the site of the Cobra-Tornado Spring Classic this past weekend that invited college cycling teams from all over the southeast region. The two day event included a road race, individual and team time trial races, and a criterium in downtown Bristol. The Cobra-Tornado Spring Classic Criterium was the first time ever for a collegiate race in downtown Bristol.
There were 158 riders competing in 6 categories over three race disciplines in the two day event.
This was also the first time VI had an individual 1st place result in a road event. Dakota Smith won his first race in the individual team time trial race.
BRISTOL, Va. - Virginia Intermont College and King College have collaborated to host a major cycling event featuring collegiate riders on April 6-7, 2013. The cycling teams from both local colleges will host and compete in the Cobra-Tornado Spring Classic, sanctioned by USA Cycling and National Collegiate Cycling Association. The event is known as an omnium and consists of three parts: Individual and Team Time Trials, a Road Race, and a Criterium in downtown Bristol. With varied race courses, the event will showcase the rolling hills and mountainous terrain of East Tennessee as well as historic downtown Bristol.
BREVARD, N.C. - After a successful finish at Georgia Tech on March 14th and 15th by Nick Frazier (8th in the "A" road race) and Will Mehta (5th in the "C" road race), VI traveled to Brevard College this past weekend for some more road racing, criterium and time trial events.
The Brevard race served as a benchmark of improvement over a years time. The road race and criterium are two of the hardest courses in the conference. The road race has a climb each lap that is similar to Russell street behind the VI campus, but is about 10 times as long and steeper.
Nearly a year ago, Dakota Smith did not finish and Will Mehta was 10th, but in a small field. This year Dakota and Will finished 9 and 10 out of a field of 38, both chasing the lead group of riders for 20 miles averaging 21 MPH.
The Cobra's first weekend of road season began on February 15th at Georgia Southern in Statesboro, Ga. VI had a solid weekend scoring 66 points toward the SECCC team overall putting themselves in 2nd place behind King.
Cory Rimmer finishes the the DII Collegiate Cyclo Cross National Championship in 1st Place. It is the first national champion for Virginia Intermont Cycling in program history.
MADISON, Wisc. - Virginia Intermont's Cory Rimmer won the national championship for collegiate Division II cyclo-cross in the USA Cycling (ASAC) National Championships held in Madison, Wisc., Sunday.
Rimmer won by 53 seconds to become Virginia Intermont's first cycling national champion in school history. This is also the first season in which VI has fielded a cyclo-cross team and competed as an official USAC-sanctioned cycling program.
Virginia Intermont's Cory Rimmer jumps a barrier at the Tornado-Cobra Cross on December 9th. Rimmer finished in first place in the SECCC Men's A Category for Cyclo-Cross by 243 points.
BRISTOL, Va. - The Virginia Intermont Cycling Team placed first in SECCC Division II 2012/13 cyclo-cross season this year. It is the first year the Cobras have competed in cyclo-cross in the SECCC. Cory Rimmer won the SECCC Conference Championship title for the men's A (Pro) category finishing with a 243-point lead over second place.
UNICOI, Tenn. – The Virginia Intermont Cycling team fared well at the Cobra-Tornado Cross held last weekend in Unicoi, Tennessee, which included a first place finish by VI's Cory Rimmer on the second day of racing.
With the win, the Cobras jumped to first place in Division II Cyclo-Cross ahead of Mars Hill College and cross town rival King College.
Below are highlights from Sunday'sraces which include Rimmer's first place finish int he Men's A Category.