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US 'cross world's selections

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Cycling News
Published:
December 22, 2006, 0:00 GMT,
Updated:
April 20, 2009, 23:40 BST
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Cyclo-cross news & racing round-up for December 22

Following the completion of the 2006 USA Cycling Cyclo-cross National Championships this past...

Following the completion of the 2006 USA Cycling Cyclo-cross National Championships this past weekend in Providence, Rhode Island, five athletes earned automatic nominations to represent the United States at the 2007 UCI cyclo-cross world championships in Hooglede-Gits, Belgium on January 27-28. USA Cycling then announced twelve discretionary nominations for the team . Discretionary nominations were made based on petitions by athletes who met specific performance standards throughout the 2006 season.

Women
Automatic:
Katie Compton (Colorado Springs, Colo./Spike)
Georgia Gould (Ketchum, Idaho/Luna)
Discretionary:
Christine Vardaros (Lotto-Belisol)
Kerry Barnholt (Tokyo Joe's-Maxiss)
Deidre Winfield (Velo Bella-Kona)
Rhonda Mazza (Team S&M-Vanilla Bicycles)

U23 Men
Automatic:
Jesse Anthony (Beverly Mass./Clif Bar)
Jamey Driscoll (Jericho, Vt./FiordiFrutta)
Discretionary:
Bjorn Selander (Alan Factory Team)
Chance Noble (California Giant Strawberries-Specialized)
Nick Weighall (Alan Factory Team)
Dan Neyens (Hagens-Berman LLP)

Junior Men
Automatic:
Danny Summerhill (Centennial, Colo./TIAA CREF-Clif Bar)
Discretionary:
Nicholas Keough (CL Noonan-Coast to Coast-KAM)
Sean Worsech (Rad Racing NW)
Jerome Townsend (Alan Factory Team)
Carson Miller (Fred Miller-Lakeside)

Automatic selections for the elite men's category will be announced January 9th and discretionary picks January 10th.

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