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The United States Air Force Academy (Colorado Springs, Colo.) was named USA Cycling Collegiate Club of the Year. The school hosted the Front Range Cycling Classic Road Race and Time Trial and co-sponsored the USA Cycling Collegiate Track National Championships. The USAFA club hosted a week-long training camp, four weekend-long, discipline-specific training camps and 16 different cycling seminars. A series of membership drives, training events, banquets and tours also highlighted the club's 2008 season. The group, whose mission is to develop exceptional young men and women into leaders of character through competitive cycling and to take a lead role in developing cycling conscious policies across the U.S. Air Force, also accomplished several team goals, including securing a fully functioning on-campus bicycle shop, developing a comprehensive club handbook and a nutritional analysis program. The team, comprised strictly of undergraduates, also started a "Borrow a Bike" program which offers free use of team bicycles, maintains a mentorship program which matches upperclassmen with newcomers, promotes cycling for fitness and offers weekly clinics. From a competitive standpoint, the USAFA competed in more than 70 USA Cycling sanctioned races racking up 32 wins and 206 top-ten placings, including a fifth-place finish in the men's team time trial at the USA Cycling Collegiate Road National Championships.

The key players are:

C1C Preston Moon

C1C Brandon Sullivan

C1C Trevor Johnson

C2C Justin Gooden

C2C John "Jay" ShalekBriski

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