Composite image of the USA men’s team for the UCI Road World Championships elite races (Image credit: Getty Images Sport/Bettini Photo)
Ahead of the 2021 UCI World Championships road races this weekend, Cyclingnews is taking a deep dive into the key teams. History
Greg LeMond is the only American elite man to win two world championship titles, cementing his name into the history books first in 1983 in Altenrhein, Switzerland, where he soloed away to the rainbow jersey over Adri van der Poel and Stephen Roche, and then in 1989 in Chambéry, France, where he won from a small bunch kick over Dimitri Konyshev and Sean Kelly.
The USA’s only other elite men’s world title came in 1993 when a young Lance Armstrong attacked in the rain and cold and soloed to victory over Miguel Indurain and Olaf Ludwig. While Armstrong was stripped of his Tour de France titles after being banned for life for doping, he got to keep that gold medal. In the time trial, the US elite men have never taken the rainbow jersey, although Taylor Phinney came within five seconds of Tony Martin in 2013. Lineup
Lawson Craddock (EF Education – Nippo)
Matteo Jorgenson (Movistar Team)
Brandon McNulty (UAE Team Emirates) Neilson Powless (EF Education – Nippo) Quinn Simmons (Trek-Segafredo) Joey Rosskopf (Rally Cycling) Key riders USA Cycling did better last season than in the past three and qualified six places for the elite men’s road race, compared with four, giving the team a much […]