USA Cycling Announces the Olympic Team for the Tokyo Summer Games

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Photo credit: Maja Hitij
Photo credit: Maja Hitij
  • 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.

Road

Men

→ LAWSON CRADDOCK (Houston, Texas | EF Education-Nippo) — Road race and time trial

BRANDON MCNULTY (Phoenix, Arizona | UAE Team Emirates) — Road race and time trial

Women

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

Mountain Bike

Men

CHRISTOPHER BLEVINS (Durango, Colorado | Trinity Racing)

Women

HALEY BATTEN (Park City, Utah | Trinity Racing)

KATE COURTNEY (Kentfield, California | SCOTT-SRAM Factory Racing) (Note: Courtney secured her spot on the Olympic team back in 2019 when she won the MTB World Championship title.)

CHLOE WOODRUFF (Tucson, Arizona | Stan’s-Pivot)

Track

Men

ADRIAN HEGYVARY (Seattle, Washington) — Madison

GAVIN HOOVER (Manhattan Beach, California | Elevate-Webiplex Pro Cycling) — Madison, omnium

Women

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

BMX Racing

Men

CONNOR FIELDS (Henderson, Nevada | Chase Bicycles/Monster Energy)

CORBEN SHARRAH (Tucson, Arizona | Daylight Cycle Co.)

Women

PAYTON RIDENOUR (Pottstown, Pennsylvania | Mongoose Bicycles)

FELICIA STANCIL (Lake Villa, Illinois | Factory Answer SSquared)

ALICE WILLOUGHBY (Saint Cloud, Minnesota | Team Toyota/GW Bicycles)

BMX Freestyle

Men

NICK BRUCE (Youngstown, Ohio)

JUSTIN DOWELL (Virginia Beach, Virginia)

Women

PERRIS BENEGAS (Reno, Nevada)

HANNAH ROBERTS (Buchanan, Michigan)

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