USA Cycling has announced the final team that will compete at the 2005 UCI Mountain Bike Marathon World Championships in Lillehammer, Norway on August 20. Three men and two women will represent the United States in the 68-mile off-road race later this summer.
For the men, Jay Henry (Avon, Colo.), Michael Janelle (Avon, Colo.) and Cameron Brenneman (Mission Viejo, Calif.) will compete, while Gretchen Reeves (Boulder, Colo.) and Melissa Thomas (Boulder, Colo.) comprise the women's squad.
Henry earned an automatic nomination as the winner of the NORBA National Mountain Bike Series marathon at Schweitzer Mountain Resort, Idaho on July 16. Janelle and Brenneman were discretionary selections. Reeves and Thomas were also discretionary selections.
Other riders who met the automatic selection criteria but declined their spots are Chris Eatough, Adam Craig, Jeremy Horgan-Kobelski, Todd Wells, Monique Sawicki, Mary McConneloug, Kelli Emmett, Willow Koerber, and Sue Haywood.