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UCI Road World Championships to take place in Richmond September 19-27

CyclingBy Lynn R. Mitchell

It has been the chatter of Richmond for several years as the city and surrounding areas prepared for a world-class cycling event. Now it’s only 51 days away.

For the first time in 30 years, the  nine-day Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) Road World Championships cycling event will be held in the United States and, even better, it will take place in Richmond from September 19-27, 2015. Cyclists from around the world will converge on Virginia’s capital city for this annual competition that will feature the best cycling has to offer including 12 Championship races for Elite Men and Women.

As described on the website, “It is a rare opportunity for the athletes to compete for their country, just as they do during the Olympic Games. Athletes compete in three different disciplines including the traditional Road Race, the Individual Time Trial and the recently introduced Team Time Trial. World Champions are crowned in each discipline.”

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Season 2 of AMC’s ‘Turn’ returns to film in Virginia

Turn 2The first season of AMC’s “Turn,” filmed in Virginia, was a success so now the second season will continue with filming in central Virginia. Governor Terry McAuliffe’s office wrote:

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today that the AMC television series TURN will be returning to Virginia to film its second season.  Based on Alexander Rose’s book Washington’s Spies, TURN is a historical thriller set during the Revolutionary War that recounts the story of America’s first spy ring.  TURN features Abraham Woodhull (Jamie Bell), a farmer living in British-occupied Long Island who, along with his childhood friends, is part of a group of spies called the Culper Ring.  This unlikely team of secret agents works with George Washington during the War for Independence, and in the process, creates espionage techniques still in use today.  Season 2 picks up the story of Woodhull and his compatriots as they work to balance their ordinary lives and pursuits with the extraordinary circumstances in which they find themselves.

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