The inaugural U.S. Air Force Cycling Classic took place today on 7.8 mile circuit around the Pentagon, Crystal City, and the Air Force Memorial. The event included an amateur ride, a U.S. Service Academy Team Time Trials, kids races, and a pro men's race.
The relatively long circuit gave spectators a much more limited view of the race than in a short-loop crit like the CSC Invitational. The finish of the pro race was in downtown Crystal City. But the Air Force Memorial was a good spot to catch some of the racing action. See video below.
Lucas Sebastian Haedo (Colavita) won the pro men's race. Cycling News has a race summary. I missed the Service Academy Team Time Trials, and the cycling sites don't have any reporting on it. Well, I'll try to cover that omission next year.
Update: MB has a report, with photos, on the Service Academy Shootout. See also his great photos of the pro finish.
Another must-see is Brian's video of the pro race. Check out his spectacular, ground-level segment of the riders on the roundabout, with the Air Force Memorial in the background.