SCCA/Starbucks Cycling Racer Megan Doherty Wins Two National Cycling Championships

SCCA/Starbucks Cycling Racer Megan Doherty Wins Two National Cycling Championships
Bellevue Junior Cyclist Prevails in Kentucky Races

Doherty_headshotLouisville, KY – Megan Doherty, 15, of Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA)/Starbucks Cycling, rode to two National Championships at the USA Cycling Amateur Road Championships in Louisville, KY, June 30 to July 3. Doherty was crowned National Champion in the Women’s 15-16 Time Trial and Women’s 15-16 Road Race. Doherty claimed her first national title of the weekend by completing the 21 km Time Trial course in 32:52.57, bettering her nearest competitor by ninety seconds. The National Championship Road Race was competed in Louisville’s Cherokee Park on a 54 km course. Doherty took the win in a sprint finish. Doherty adds these two national titles to her existing collection of six national titles. “I’m encouraged to see the many hours of training pay off. I want to thank my teammates, coach, sponsors, and parents for all their support” stated Doherty. Residing in Bellevue, Washington, Dohertywill be a junior at Newport High School this fall. Doherty maintains a 4.0 GPA, is a member of the National Honor Society, and also competes on Newport’s High School swim team. She is coached by Joe Holmes of Tete de la Course Cycling. She began racing at 10 years of age in Boise, Idaho, for BYRDS Cycling (Boise Young Rider Development Squad). SCCA/Starbucks Cycling Team was established in 2004. The co-eDoherty_biked seventy-five member squad competes in multi-disciplinary amateur competitive cycling events and is a 501(c)(3).

Contact information: Karen Doherty, (425) 229-1365, dohertyk@mac.com

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