Carter County Omnium
The Carter County Omnium will be June 5-6, 2021. It continues the three-race event in East Tennessee since 2006 with cash prizes of $9,000+. This points stage race combines a major climbing road race with a short time trial and a criterium (closed-circuit race). For participants, it has honed their form so the next year they have competed in the Tour de France and the Tour of California, or become National Champions. For the spectators, it shows exciting competition within hands-reach along the criterium course.
The Carter County Roan Groan
The Carter County Roan Groan is sponsored by Tour Carter County and will continue finishing after a category 1 climb of 7.4 miles and 2580′ to Carvers Gap on Roan Mountain.
The Pro 1-2 field will again do an additional loop of the Simerly Creek Rd for a total of 80 miles and a total of 9747′ of climbing.
The Elite Masters, Women Pro 1/2, and Category 3s will do the 55-mile course with a total of 7020′ of climbing.
All other categories will do 30 miles and 4040′ of climbing.
There will be a vehicle to transport a bag of descending clothing to the finish in Carvers Gap at the racer’s risk. Return to Elizabethton will still be the responsibility of the racers.
Ballad Health Criterium
The Covered Bridge Criterium is the same as last year with four turns in 0.5 miles. Plenty of fast sections with high-speed corners. Alfresco dining is available on the course at several restaurants and taprooms.
There will be a separate field for Women Category 4/5 in the Criterium.
Juniors will race free in the Junior fields. They still need to register online for the TT and CR or can register the day of for the CR.
The master’s categories in the Omnium will be the same. They will be the Elite Masters 35+category 1-4; the Masters 40+ category 3,4,5; the Masters 50+ category 1-5; and the Masters 60+ category 1-5. TBRA points in all except the 40+.