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Bikes taking over Chattanooga with nearly 200 riders, 25,000 spectators predicted

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Racers pass through the finish line during a leg of the Women's USA Cycling Professional Road National Championships in 2013. Photo by Doug Strickland/Times Free Press Racers pass through the finish line during a leg of the Women's USA Cycling Professional Road National Championships in 2013. Photo by Doug Strickland/Times Free Press
CHATTANOOGA, TN (Times Free Press) - The Volkswagen USA Cycling Professional Road and Time Trial National Championships may not boast the name recognition of the Tour de France.

But this weekend's nationally renowned cycling event is essentially a Tour de Chattanooga.

For the second year in a row, the event is bringing some of the best pro cyclists to the Scenic City and putting Chattanooga on display to members of the international cycling community visiting for the event and watching from afar.

"In the bigger context this is a great way to showcase Chattanooga," said Ruth Thompson, the events and marketing coordinator for Outdoor Chattanooga. "It's a great showcase because as the cameras follow the teams on the course, the international audience is getting a spectacular view of the whole city."

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