The Cascade Cycling Classic held in Bend, Oregon is the longest consecutively
run elite stage race in the country and has attracted most of North America's
top cyclists and teams over the years. The quality of the racecourses,
the beauty of Central Oregon and the fun atmosphere of the race has made
it a perennial favorite and has the competitors returning year after year.
Roger Worthington has been a longtime sponsor of the event in the name of the Punch Worthington
Research Lab as a part of the Pacific Heart, Lung and Blood Institute.
Worthington has won the masters division of the CCC three times between
1995 and 2008.
RGW interviewing Levi Leiphemer after the Cascade Cycling Classic Criterium.
Leipheimer, who won the Pro race at the CCC on July 13, 2008, went on
to win a bronze medal in the time trial at the 2008 Olympic games in Beijing, China.