May 6, 2013

Ryan & Coach Hall!
Ryan Sullivan finished in 4th place in the individual omnium in Division I at the Collegiate Road National Championship in Ogden, Utah.

Racing for Cumberland University, Ryan finished 10th in the criterium out of 130 racers, and 11th in the road race out of 160 racers.  Ryan was active on the front of the criterium in several unsuccessful breakaways, and while he’s not a sprinter he still managed to sit on the front of the final laps and hold on to 11th.  In the road race he was Cumberland’s protected rider before the decisive 4 mile climb up through North Ogden Divide.  Ryan was with the leaders for most of the climb but the pack split near the top.  A small group formed a chase on the descent back into town where he out-sprinted them for 11th.  Last season Ryan was the individual national champion in Division II, so this success in Division I shows his ability to be consistent and rise to the occasion.

PCG coach:  Tim Hall