2014 Collegiate Nationals

Race report by Kaleb Naegeli.

This past extended weekend (May 2-4), Duke Cycling finished it's season with a trip to the USA Cycling Collegiate National Championships in Richmond, Virginia. Two of the three events were to be used as test events for the 2015 UCI World Championships in September of next year. In my four years now at Duke, Nationals have always been fun and well-run, but this was a once-in-a-lifetime type of opportunity to race on very cool courses with huge amounts of support from the host city. The Richmond Police basically had portions of the downtown shut down just for us all weekend. 

Kaleb Negali's Race Report: App State Weekend

EVENT - Appalachian State Windy Gap Road Race
DATE - 22.February.2014
AUTHOR - Kaleb Negali
TEAMMATES - E. McDonnell, A. Fulton, J. Timmerman, Matt Howe
COURSE DESCRIPTION - 10-mile loop with a significant 2.3 mile climb gaining over 600 feet. Technical Descents. Punchy and rolling elsewhere.
WEATHER - Sunny, low 60s

9th Street Derby: March 30

Come out and watch a series of fast races at the 9th Street Derby.
Additional information about the race schedules can be found HERE.

Grant Oakley's Race Report: UNCW Weekend


DATE - March 1, 2014

AUTHOR - Grant Oakley


TEAMMATES - Brooks Mershon

RESULT - 1st of 16

COURSE DESCRIPTION - 12 mile course, two laps. Three 90-degree right turns and two sweeping right turns.  The final turn was 200 meters before the finish line. The course had negligible elevation change. Men’s D started with Women’s C.

PREVIOUS RESULTS - First time racing this course

WEATHER - Cloudy, upper 30’s, light winds. Last 3 miles are upwind, with downwind finish

Kaleb Negali's Race Report: VT Weekend

 This past weekend, Virginia Tech hosted a weekend of races in the mountains near Blacksburg, Virginia. For the first time in my collegiate career, the weather in Blacksburg was nice (in years past we have had just about everything – snow, sleet, hail, rain, tornadoes, thunderstorms).

Kaleb Naegeli's Race Report: UNCW Weekend

This weekend the collegiate racing scene returned to North Carolina for a series of races hosted by the University of North Carolina at Wilmington and the main UNC campus (in Chapel Hill). 

EVENT: Watha Road Race
DATE: 1.March.2014
AUTHOR: Kaleb Naegeli
TEAMMATES: E. McDonnell, A. Fulton, M. Howe, J. Timmerman
PREVIOUS RESULT: 13th (2012)
COURSE DESCRIPTION: 60-mile road race on an almost entirely-flat 12-mile loop. The day was windy, but not excessively so, and the only real technical portion of the course was a series of bends and turns in the road in the last kilometer before the finish - including a sharp 90-degree turn with 250m to go. 
WEATHER: low 50s and cloudy

William and Mary Road Race Recap

Race Recaps:


Men’s D


Starting off the first ACCC event of the year was the Men’s D field and representing Duke were senior Grant Oakley and sophomore Brooks Mershon. The two stayed in perfect position in the top 10 all race and it paid off with Brooks taking the win and Grant getting 4th in his first race in two years! The boys gave Duke cycling its first win of the year and will be rocking the podium for many races to come!


Video: Men's D Finish