Cycling News Archives

  • King takes 9th at USAC MTB National Championships
    October 13, 2019
    BIG BEAR LAKE, Calif. – The King University cycling team finished ninth at the USA Cycling Collegiate Mountain Bike National Championships over the weekend. The Tornado were led by Matthew Owen who finished fifth in the individual omnium.
  • King wins ACCC title
    October 06, 2019
    BOONE, N.C. – For the first time in four years, the King University Cycling team is conference champions in mountain bike. The Tornado completed their first Atlantic Collegiate Cycling Conference (ACCC) title at the final race of the season at Appalachian State University over the weekend.
  • Krasley leads Tornado at King mountain bike race
    September 29, 2019
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University cycling team hosted a mountain bike race over the weekend and posted 17 podium finishes. Included in those finishes were six wins, three from Kiley Krasley.
  • Tornado post eight top 10s at Lees-McRae
    September 22, 2019
    BANNER ELK, N.C. – In one of the deepest fields of the season, the King University cycling team had a good weekend at Lees-McRae College. The Tornado posted eight top 10 finishes, including one runner-up finish.
  • King takes four wins, nine podiums at James Madison
    September 15, 2019
    HARRISONBURG, Va. – The King University cycling team had another successful weekend, coming home from the James Madison race with nine podium finishes. Of those nine podium finishes, four were victories for the Tornado.
  • King has successful opening weekend
    September 01, 2019
    BLACKSBURG, Va. – The King University cycling team opened the season with a great showing at the Virginia Tech mountain bike race. The Tornado posted 10 wins and 16 podium finishes on the opening weekend.
  • Tornado eye another solid national championships finish
    August 29, 2019
    BRISTOL, Tenn. - The King University cycling team had a solid year in 2018-19, coming home with a runner-up finish at the USA Cycling Collegiate Mountain Bike National Championships. Head coach Alan Sparks returns the majority of that team as the Tornado to improve on that performance in 2019.
  • King finishes fifth at USAC Road National Championships
    May 12, 2019
    AUGUSTA, Ga. – The King University cycling team finished fifth in Division 2 the USA Cycling Collegiate Road National Championships. The Tornado were led by Jennifer Caicedo.
  • Crapiz, Caidedo take wins at Milligan race
    April 07, 2019
    MILLIGAN COLLEGE, Tenn. – The King University cycling team came away with seven podium finishes, including a pair of wins at the Milligan College road race over the weekend. Fausto Crapiz and Jennifer Caicedo led the way with victories for the Tornado.
  • Tornado take four wins at King criterium races
    March 31, 2019
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University cycling team hosted a pair of criterium races on Saturday and Sunday, posting six podium finishes, including four wins.
  • Tornado open road season with 12 podiums
    March 24, 2019
    CLEMSON, S.C. – The King University cycling team opened the road season with a solid performance at the Clemson Road Race. The Tornado returned back to Bristol with 12 podium finishes in the season opener.
  • Tornado take 9th at USAC Cyclocross National Championships
    December 15, 2018
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The King University cycling team finished the cyclocross season with a solid performance at the USA Cycling Collegiate Cyclocross National Championships. The Tornado finished ninth overall, but were the top Division 2 finisher.
  • Tornado finish fourth SECCC in cyclocross
    December 01, 2018
    BRISTOL, Tenn. - The King University cycling team finished fourth in the Southeastern Collegiate Cycling Conference during the cyclocross season. Jennifer Caicedo led the way for the Tornado on Saturday, taking sixth.
  • Caicedo finishes fifth in Tornadocross
    November 10, 2018
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University cycling team had their first cyclocross race at home. The Tornado took one top-five finishes and two top ten finishes.
  • Tornado open cyclocross season at Union
    November 03, 2018
    BARBOURVILLE, Ky. – The King University cycling team opened their cyclocross season with a solid day at the Union College (Ky.) race. The Tornado took home three third place finishes and four podiums.
  • Tornado finish second at USAC Mountain Bike National Championships
    October 21, 2018
    MISSOULA, Mont. – The King University cycling team turned in a stellar performance over the weekend at the USA Cycling Collegiate Mountain Bike National Championships. The Tornado finished runner-up for the second straight year and had three med finish in the individual ominium top 10 for the first time in program history.
  • Tornado race well in final tune-up for USAC National Championships
    October 07, 2018
    BOONE, N.C. – The King University cycling team closed their regular season at the Appalachian State Mountain Bike Race in their final tune-up for the USA Cycling Collegiate Mountain Bike National Championships. The Tornado took home three victories and numerous top-five finishes from the event.
  • King takes nine top 10 finishes at Union
    September 30, 2018
    BARBOURVILLE, Ky. – The King University cycling team had another successful weekend at the Union College mountain bike race. The Tornado came home with nine top 10 finishes.
  • King takes three top 10 finishes at Lees-McRae
    September 23, 2018
    BANNER ELK, N.C. – The King University cycling team competed at what was a wet mountain bike race over the weekend at Lees-McRae College. The Tornado came away with a three of top 10 finishes.
  • King takes three top 10 finishes in cross country at Brevard
    September 09, 2018
    BREVARD, N.C. – The King University cycling team continued their season over the weekend at Brevard. The Tornado came away with three top 10 finishes in the cross country race
  • Dietrich, Roland, Sanders take wins at home race
    September 02, 2018
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University cycling team opened their collegiate season over the weekend by hosting the first mountain bike race of the weekend. The weekend was highlighted by victories from Kate Dietrich, Alyssa Roland and Dawson Sanders.
  • Tornado open season at Bristol Pro race
    August 26, 2018
    BRISTOL, Va. – The King University cycling team started their season at a pro race at Sugar Hollow Park over the weekend. The weekend was highlighted by numerous top finishes for the Tornado.
  • King aims for more top USAC finishes in 2018-19
    August 21, 2018
    BRISTOL, Tenn. - The King cycling team returns a solid core from last season that saw the Tornado finish second at the USA Cycling Mountain Bike Championships in the fall. King again has their sights set on another top finish at the mountain bike, cyclocross and road national championships in 2018-19.
  • Crapiz wins national title, leads King at USAC National Championships
    May 06, 2018
    GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. – The King University cycling team closed their season at the USA Cycling Collegiate Road National Championships. Fausto Crapiz highlighted the weekend, taking a national championship in the individual team time trial, leading King to a seventh place finish in Division 2.
  • Podium finishes highlight Tornado weekend at Clemson
    April 15, 2018
    CLEMSON, S.C. – The King University cycling team turned in a solid weekend at Clemson University before the final races were washed out on Sunday. The Tornado were led by the men’s category B group, paced by a pair of podium finishes from Matthew Owen.
  • Owen leads King at App State
    April 08, 2018
    BOONE, N.C. – The King University traveled to Appalachian State University on Sunday to compete in the criterium. The Tornado were led by Matthew Owen who took first place.
  • Owen leads Tornado Cycling
    March 25, 2018
    MILLIGAN COLLEGE, Tenn. – The King University cycling team opened their road season this weekend with a pair of races at Milligan College. Matt Owen led the way for the Tornado with a pair of first place finishes.
  • King takes 10th at USAC Cyclocross Championships
    November 12, 2017
    RENO, Nev. – The King University cycling team competed at the USA Cycling Collegiate Cyclocross National Championships and they return home with a 10th place finish. The team relay capped the event with a second place finish among division II teams.
  • Wenger leads King at a pair of races
    November 12, 2017
    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – The King University cycling team continued their cyclocross season with a pair of races over the weekend. Sydney Wenger led the Tornado on Saturday at the Lees-McRae race on Saturday and then again on Sunday at the Reedy Creek Cyclocross race in Kingsport.
  • Tornado compete in King Cyclocross Race
    November 04, 2017
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University cycling team returned to action Saturday morning at the King Cyclocross race. The Tornado recorded seven top 10 finishes on the day.
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