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Volkswagen Welcomes USA Cycling to Chattanooga

Volkswagen Welcomes USA Cycling to Chattanooga 
USA Cycling and Professional Road and Time Trial Championships Kick
Off at Volkswagen Plant 
CHATTANOOGA, TN -- (Marketwired) -- 05/24/13 --  The Volkswagen USA
Cycling Professional Road & Time Trial National Championships will
kick off today with a press conference at the LEED(R) Platinum
Certified Volkswagen Chattanooga plant. Volkswagen has committed to a
four year partnership as the title sponsor of this event.  
"We are pleased to welcome USA Cycling to Chattanooga," said Jonathan
Browning, President and CEO of Volkswagen Group of America.
"Volkswagen has a storied history and a rich heritage in the sport of
cycling and we are excited to welcome one of the most recognized
cycling events to the hometown of our newest factory." 
America's top men and women professional cyclists will vie for
Stars-and-Stripes jerseys at the 2013 Volkswagen USA Cycling
Professional Road & Time Trial National Championships, which for the
first time in the event's 28-year history will be in Chattanooga,
Tenn., on May 25 and 27. It also marks the first time the
professional women's national championships takes place during the
same weekend. 
The individual time trials will be contested Saturday on a
challenging course at the Volkswagen Chattanooga plant. On Monday,
the road races will be held and the climb on Lookout Mountain will
play a pivotal role in determining our country's best male and female
champions.  
"We are very excited about bringing USA Cycling's premier event to
Chattanooga," USA Cycling President & CEO Steve Johnson said. "We're
very fortunate to have such great partners in Volkswagen and Friends
of Outdoor Chattanooga. We're also very proud to bring our
professional men's and women's road national championships to one
event. Chattanooga and the region have provided extremely competitive
courses as well as strong support, both for the riders as well as the
event itself." 
As part of its commitment to USA Cycling and the sport of cycling,
Volkswagen will donate $250 to the USA Cycling Development Foundation
for every car sold to a USA Cycling member each year of the
sponsorship. Those funds will be used to support the junior, under
23, and women's development team programs. 
For updated news, course maps, a schedule of eve
nts, and more, visit
the 2013 Volkswagen USA Cycling Professional Road & Time Trial
National Championships event page. You can also follow the event on
Twitter using #USPro for information on the races as well as
ancillary events in Chattanooga. 
About Volkswagen of America, Inc.
 Founded in 1955, Volkswagen of
America, Inc., an operating unit of Volkswagen Group of America, Inc.
(VWoA) is headquartered in Herndon, Virginia. It is a subsidiary of
Volkswagen AG, headquartered in Wolfsburg, Germany. VWoA's operations
in the United States include research and development, parts and
vehicle processing, parts distribution centers, sales, marketing and
service offices, financial service centers, and its state-of-the-art
manufacturing facility in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The Volkswagen
Group is one of the world's largest producers of passenger cars and
Europe's largest automaker. VWoA sells the Beetle, Beetle
Convertible, Eos, Golf, Golf R, GTI, Jetta, Jetta SportWagen, Passat,
CC, Tiguan, Touareg, and Routan vehicles through approximately 600
independent U.S. dealers. 
"R-Line", "TDI", "VW", "Volkswagen", all model names and the
Volkswagen logo are registered trademarks of Volkswagen AG.  
About USA Cycling 
  Recognized by the United States Olympic
Committee and the Union Cycliste Internationale, USA Cycling is the
official governing body for all disciplines of competitive cycling in
the United States, including road, track, mountain bike, BMX and
cyclo-cross. As a membership-based organization, USA Cycling
comprises 66,500+ licensees; 2,200 clubs and teams; and 34 local
associations. The national governing body sanctions 2,650 competitive
and non-competitive events throughout the U.S. each year and is
responsible for the identification, development, and support of
American cyclists. To learn more about USA Cycling, visit
www.usacycling.org. 
CONTACT: 
Jeannine Ginivan
703-364-7816
jeannine.ginivan@vw.com 
 
 
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