2016 news

ABC 13: USA cyclist, Brent Bookwalter receives warm welcome in Asheville after returning from Rio

You can read the full story and watch video interview with Brent here: http://wlos.com/sports/content/usa-cyclist-brent-bookwalter-receives-warm-welcome-after-returning-from-rio


ASHEVILLE, NC -- Asheville cyclist, Brent Bookwalter returned home to the mountains on Sunday, and was surprised to get a warm welcome from friends and family at the Asheville Regional Airport.

Bookwalter finished in 16th place in the Olympic Cycling Road Race on August 6th. Then, he finished in 23rd place in the Olympic Cycling Time Trial after he recovered from a crash early in that race.

Bookwalter says, "Not the usual welcome I'm used to in Asheville. Usually the airport is pretty quiet. Wow, I mean it's amazing to see so many of our friends and great people. I couldn't ask for a better welcome home."