German, Swiss, US & Canadian teams for worlds

The American, German, Swiss and Canadian Cycling Federations picked their representatives for the...

The American, German, Swiss and Canadian Cycling Federations picked their representatives for the 2008 UCI Mountain Bike World Championships next week in Val di Sole, Italy, from June 17-22. Teams for each nation are listed below.

US for the 2008 World Championships

Cross country
Elite men: Adam Craig, Todd Wells, Jeremy Horgan-Kobelski, Jeremiah Bishop, Michael Broderick, Sam Schultz
Elite women: Mary McConneloug, Georgia Gould, Willow Koerber, Heather Irmiger, Sue Haywood, Lea Davison, Kelli Emmett
U23 and junior: Kevin Aiello, Naish Ulmer, Joseph Schusler, Taylor Borucki, Dustin Belcher, Graeme Pitts and Geoffrey Ulmer were named as additions to the previously announced junior and U23 cross country teams.

Downhill
Elite men: Kyle Strait, J.D. Swanguen, Duncan Riffle, Cole Bangert, Cody Warren, Kain Leonard, Lars Steinberg
Elite women: Melissa Buhl, Kathy Pruitt
Junior men: Kevin Aiello, Naish Ulmer, Joseph Schusler, Taylor Borucki, Dustin Belcher, Graeme Pitts, Geoffrey Ulmer

4X
Elite men: Brian Lopes, Ross Milan, Mike Haderer, Erik Nelson, Blake Carney
Elite women: Melissa Buhl, Neven Steinmetz, Jessica Vogt (declined nomination)

Canada for the 2008 World Championships

Cross country
Elite men: Geoff Kabush, Seamus McGrath, Derek Zandstra, Max Plaxton – wildcard selection
Elite women: Marie-Helene Premont, Catharine Pendrel, Kiara Bisaro
U23 men: Neal Kindree (injured and unable to attend), Raphael Gagne
U23 women: Emily Batty
Junior men: Evan Guthrie, Tyson Wagler, Jonathon Boucher
Junior women: Leah Kirchmann , Bianca Adolf

Downhill
Elite men: Steve Smith, Andrew Mitchell, Charles -Alexandre Dube, Hans Lambert
Elite women: Claire Buchar, Micayla Gatto, Denise Uyesugi, Kim Huard, Marie-Eve Marcotte
Junior men: Yann Gauvin, Trenton Zoobkoff, Alex Prochazka, Philippe Cyrenne Blanchard
Junior women: Miranda Miller

Trials
Men: James Barton, Jeff Anderson

Switzerland for the 2008 World Championships

Cross country
Elite men: Ralph Näf, Jürg Graf, Thomas Frischknecht, Christoph Sauser, Nino Schurter, Fabian Giger, Mathias Flückiger, Lukas Flückiger, Martin Gujan, Patrik Gallati, Pascal Meyer, Florian Vogel, Nicola Rohrbach, Martin Fanger
Elite women: Petra Henzi, Esther Süss, Katrin Leumann, Marielle Saner, Maroussia Rusca, Nathalie Schneitter, Kathrin Stirnemann
Junior men: Matthias Rupp, Arnaud Grand, Donat Albin, Matthias Stirnemann, Mirco Widmer, Reto Indergand
Junior women: Vivienne Meyer, Karin Rappo, Michelle Hediger, Marina Giger
Team relay: Florian Vogel, Petra Henzi, Nino Schurter, Matthias Rupp

Downhill
Elite men: Marcel Beer, Nick Beer, Dominik Gspan, Samuel Zbinden, Patrik Merk
Elite women: Miriam Ruchti, Emilie Siegenthaler
Junior men: Nicolas Gspan, Janick Lieberherr, Robin Hagen

4X
Elite men: Dominik Gspan, Sidney Gerber, Roger Rinderknecht, Reto Schmid
Elite women: Lucia Oetjen, Rachel Seydoux

Trials
Elite men: Stefan Moor, Keller Roger
Elite women: Karin Moor
Junior men: Loris Braun, Jérome Chapuis, Lars Zysset, Cyril Jeker, Fabrice Demierre

Germany for the 2008 World Championships

Cross Country
Elite women: Sabine Spitz, Adel Morath, Claudia Seidel, Ivonne Kraft (MBC Bochum)
Elite men: Wolfram Kurschat, Manuel Fumic, Jochen Käss, Karl Platt, Moritz Milatz, Lado Fumic
U23 women: Hanna Klein, Ines Thoma, Silke Schmidt, Anja Gradl
U23 men: Markus Bauer, Andi Eyring, Felix Euteneuer, Heiko Gutmann, Vero Lücher
Junior women: Mona Eberweiser, Gesa Brüchmann, Julia Haase (Team Bergamont)
Junior men: Markus Schülte Lünzum, Martin Gluth, Marcel Fleschhut, Daniel Strecker, Valentin Fiderer, Mathias Reis, Simon Stiebjahn

Downhill
Elite men: Leonie Dickerhoff, Maximilian Bender, Jürgen Beneke, Marcus Klausmann, Frank Schneider, Johann Sütter

4X
Elite women: Steffi Marth
Elite men: Guido Tschugg, Johannes Fischbach, Sascha Meyenborg, Daniel Auerswald, Thomas Schäfer

Trials
Elite women: Elisa Brieden, Ulrike Wenzel
Elite men: Michael Hampel, Felix Heller, Sebastian Hoffmann, Andreas Lehmann, Heiko Lehmann, Johannes Mahler, Matthias Mrohs, Thomas Mrohs, Julian Peter, Marc Schröder, Marco Thomä, Wolfgang Wenzel

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