The addition of five elite men completes a 20-rider roster for the US national team to compete at the upcoming UCI Cyclocross World Championships in Zeddam, Netherlands from January 28-29.
Ryan Trebon and Jonathan Page earned automatic nominations to the team based on a top-50 ranking in the UCI standings, while Barry Wicks earned an automatic nomination as the top American in the overall standings of the 2005 Crank Brothers U.S. Gran Prix of Cyclocross series.
USA Cycling elite men's national champion Todd Wells and Tim Johnson also earned automatic nominations, but declined participation. Erik Tonkin and Jeremy Powers join the team as discretionary selections. Elite women's national champion Katie Compton has declined her automatic nomination and will be replaced with Christine Vardaros.
Final U.S. team roster
Ryan Trebon (Kona/Corvallis, Ore.)
Jonathan Page (Cervelo/Northfield, N.H.)
Barry Wicks (Kona, Corvallis, Ore.)
Erik Tonkin (Kona, Portland, Ore.)
Jeremy Powers (Jelly Belly, Niantic, Conn.)
Barbara Howe (Velo Bella/Larkspur, Calif.)
Ann Knapp (Kona/Des Moines, Wash.)
Maureen Bruno-Roy (Independent Fabrication/Arlington, Mass.)
Rhonda Mazza (Vanilla Bicycle-Sellwood Cycle/Portland, Ore.)
Christine Vardaros (Lotto-Belisol/Mill Valley, Calif.)
Troy Wells (TIAA-CREF/Durango, Colo.)
Jesse Anthony (Clif Bar/Beverly, Mass.)
Adam McGrath (Redline/Portland, Ore.)
Brady Kappius (TIAA-CREF/Littleton, Colo.)
Dan Neyens (Broadmark/Seattle, Wash.)
Daniel Summerhill (TIAA-CREF/Centennial, Colo.)
Alex Howes (TIAA-CREF/Golden, Colo.)
Bjorn Selander (Alan Factory/Hudson, Wis.)
Chance Noble (Scary Fast/Camarillo, Calif.)
Patrick Ethan Gilmour (Coyote/Ludlow, Vt.)