Media Advisory
For Immediate Release
July 11, 2019

For information, contact:
Lynn Hightower, 208-472-5250
The BIGGEST Cycling Weekend in Idaho
brings the Sports BIGGEST Names!

Criterium bike racing is one of the most grueling, exciting events in sports.
 The 33 rd Annual ASWD Twilight Criterium is bringing some of the sports greatest champions to Boise this weekend!
Chloe Dygert-Owen , Bremerton, WA
Sho-Air Twenty20 and US Cycling.
  • Currently Ranked #1 Women’s Pro Road Tour
  • 7 World Cycling Championships
  • Team USA Olympian Silver Medalist
  • World Record Holder
Jennifer Valente , San Diego, CA
Sho-Air Twenty20
  • Defending Champion, 2018 & 2017 ASWD Twilight Critierum
LeighAnn Ganzar , Austin, TX
Hagens Berman-Supermint.
  • Currently ranked #4 Women’s Pro Tour for USA Cycling.
  • 2018 Women’s US Criterium National Champion
Lily Williams , Asheville, NC
Hagens Berman-Supermint.
  • Recent big wins in the Sun City Crit/El Paso and 2 races of the 2019 Tulsa Tough series
Tina Pic , Gainsville, GA
Colavita/Bialetti Pro Cycling
  • 8-Time National Criterium Champion
Local Racers :
  • Anna Megale – UpCycle presented by (p/b) St Alphonsus Medical Center
  • Abaigail Youngwerth – Specialized Wolfpack p/b Jakroo
  • Liza Rachetto – Hagens Berman-Supermint
Teams: Two of the top four women’s pro teams are currently set to race in Boise on Saturday, including Sho-Air TWENTY20 , c urrently ranked #1 in the Women’s Pro Team Standings, and Hagens Berman–Supermint , currently ranked 4th.
Justin Williams , Pomona, CA
Legion of Los Angeles
  • 2018 USA Amateur Road & Criterium Champion
  • 2017 Champion, ASWD Twilight Criterium   
David Guttenplan , Palm Harbor, FL
  • 2018 USA Crits Series Winner
Ty Magner , Griffin, GA
Rally UHC Cycling
  • 2016 Champion, ASWD Twilight Criteirum
Serghei Tvetcov , Lakewood, CO
Floyd’s Pro Cycling
  • former Romanian National Team
  • Racer in Giro D’Italia, one of Europe’s major multi-stage road races
Local Racer:
  • Chaz Hogenauer, Boise, ID
Team Rio Grande
  • Former BYRD (Boise Young Rider Development Squad) Cycling Club Member
  • Current Cat 1 Idaho State Champion,
  • 3rd in Collegiate nationals
MEN 1-2-3:
Robert Hoene , Boise, ID
  • 33rd year in a row Robert has raced in the ASWD Twilight Criterium.
  • Mr. Hoene is the only person who has ridden in the Twilight every year since it started in 1986.

Henry Harper , Boise, ID
St Luke's Sports Medicine/Lost River
  • 20th year in a row Henry has raced in the ASWD Twilight Criterium. He’s ridden a total of 23 Twilight events, and won his race in 2001.

Brian Kohagen , Boise ID
  • Current Cat 3 State Champion
Ama Nsek , Ontario, CA
Imperium Racing
  • Defending Champion, Men’s 1-2-3, 2018 ASWD Twilight Criterium
Tom Baird , Shelley, ID
  • 8 time Criterium State Champion 
  • Curent 40+ State Champion
Andre Gonzalez, Lehi, UT
  • 2-time Defending Champion ASWD Twilight Criterium 
Rob Van Kirk , Ashton, ID
  • Current 50+ state champion

Among those participating are the Challenged Athletes Foundation (CAF) Women’s Handcycling Team . The CAF women’s team roster includes Olympic Medalists, World Cup Champions, Paracycling National Champions, and all team members are currently training to qualify for the Tokyo 2020 US Paralympic Team. The team is coached by Carlos Moleda , two-time National Handcycling Champion and a four-time Hawaii Ironman Champion. For more, contact Heather Hill, on behalf of Challenged Athletes Foundation 208-860-5353. 
ASWD Twilight Criterium – Schedule Amateur & Pro Races
1:30 – 2:15pm – Cat 4/5
2:30 – 3:15pm – Masters 40+ (1/2/3) & Men’s 3
3:30 – 4:00pm – Women’s 2/3/4
4:15 – 5:15pm – Men 1/2/3
5:30 – 6:00pm – Handcycle Race
6:10 – 6:40pm – GreenBike Men’s & Women’s Celebrity Races for Charity
6:50pm – Opening Ceremony
7:00 – 8:00pm – Women’s Pro ½
8:15 – 9:45pm - Men’s Pro Cat 1
10:00pm – Awards Ceremony, Start/Finish line