27 athletes are nominated to the Summer Olympic Games Team
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – USA Cycling announced today the Road, Mountain Bike, BMX Racing, BMX Freestyle, and Track Cycling teams that will compete for the U.S. Olympic Cycling Team. The 2020 Olympic Games will run July 23-August 8, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan.
The USA Cycling Selection Committee and coaching staff named seven Road, four Mountain Bike, five BMX Racing, four BMX Freestyle, and eight Track spots.
USA Cycling met the maximum athlete quota set by the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) in six different events: Women’s Road, Women’s Mountain Bike, Women’s BMX Racing, Men’s and Women’s BMX Freestyle, and Women’s Endurance Track. This is an accomplishment in itself that was only made possible by the hard work and commitment of the individuals on and off this list.
“Announcing this team is a testament to everyone’s immense dedication and hard work over many years, especially during one of the most challenging periods of our lifetime,” said Jim Miller, USA Cycling’s Chief of Sport Performance. “We have used the extra year with the goal to come to the Games even stronger and more prepared, and I believe we have done just that. We are bringing a medal capable team in all disciplines and it will show this summer in Tokyo.”
The Road, Mountain Bike, and Track teams were chosen from the Olympic Long Teams that were nominated in June 2020. The women’s mountain bike team includes two automatic nominations. Kate Courtney (Kentfield, Calif.; SCOTT-SRAM Factory Racing) qualified […]