After a year delay because of the pandemic, USA Cycling has announced the cyclists who will represent the United States at the Tokyo Olympics.
The road cycling events kick off on July 24, followed by the mountain biking discipline on July 26, BMX racing on July 29, BMX freestyle on July 31, and track cycling on August 2.
After a year of waiting, USA Cycling has announced its final picks for the Olympic team in all disciplines.
Last year, as the coronavirus pandemic began sweeping the globe, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced on March 24 that the 2020 Olympic Summer Games in Tokyo would be postponed. They were rescheduled, now set to take place from July 23 to August 8 this year.
The pandemic also threw a wrench into the Olympic team qualification process, when a slew of other races were either canceled or postponed as well. The Olympic long team—the first step in the process of qualifying for the Games—was announced in early June 2020. Now, at long last, the final U.S. Olympic cycling team has been announced.
The road cycling events kick off in Tokyo on July 24, followed by the mountain biking discipline on July 26, BMX racing on July 29, BMX freestyle on July 31, and track cycling on August 2.
Here’s who made the cut.
→ LAWSON CRADDOCK (Houston, Texas | EF Education-Nippo) — Road race and time trial
→ BRANDON MCNULTY (Phoenix, Arizona | UAE Team Emirates) — Road race and time trial
→ CHLOE DYGERT (Brownsburg, Indiana | CANYON//SRAM Racing) — Road race, time trial
→ AMBER NEBEN (Irvine, California | Cogeas Mettler Look Pro Cycling) — Time trial
→ CORYN RIVERA (Tustin, California | Team DSM) — Road race
→ LEAH THOMAS (Santa Clara, California | Movistar Team Women) — Road race
→ RUTH WINDER (Lafayette, California | Trek-Segafredo) — Road race
→ CHRISTOPHER BLEVINS (Durango, Colorado | Trinity Racing)
→ HALEY BATTEN (Park City, Utah | Trinity Racing)
→ CHLOE WOODRUFF (Tucson, Arizona | Stan’s-Pivot)
→ ADRIAN HEGYVARY (Seattle, Washington) — Madison
→ GAVIN HOOVER (Manhattan Beach, California | Elevate-Webiplex Pro Cycling) — Madison, omnium
→ CHLOÉ DYGERT (Brownsburg, Indiana | CANYON//SRAM Racing) — Team pursuit
→ MADDIE GODBY (Louisville, Colorado) — Keirin, sprint
→ MEGAN JASTRAB (Apple Valley, California | Team DSM) — Team pursuit, madison
→ JENNIFER VALENTE (San Diego, California | Twenty24) — Team pursuit, madison, omnium
→ EMMA WHITE (Duanesburg, New York | Rally Cycling) — Team pursuit
→ LILY WILLIAMS (Tallahassee, Florida | Rally Cycling) — Team pursuit
→ CONNOR FIELDS (Henderson, Nevada | Chase Bicycles/Monster Energy)
→ CORBEN SHARRAH (Tucson, Arizona | Daylight Cycle Co.)
→ PAYTON RIDENOUR (Pottstown, Pennsylvania | Mongoose Bicycles)
→ FELICIA STANCIL (Lake Villa, Illinois | Factory Answer SSquared)
→ ALICE WILLOUGHBY (Saint Cloud, Minnesota | Team Toyota/GW Bicycles)
→ NICK BRUCE (Youngstown, Ohio)
→ JUSTIN DOWELL (Virginia Beach, Virginia)
→ PERRIS BENEGAS (Reno, Nevada)
→ HANNAH ROBERTS (Buchanan, Michigan)
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