The United States will be represented by the largest American contingent at a World Cup when the Los Angeles edition of the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) Track Cycling World Cup Classics begins Friday, Jan. 20 at The Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif.
Two UCI track trade teams - TIAA-CREF and SPIKE - will compete alongside the U.S. National team for World Cup titles. The Los Angeles event marks the first international track event in which these additional UCI teams will be competing.
"The way (the U.S. National Team, SPIKE and TIAA-CREF) have been able to work together as we approach this event is a good sign of things to come," said Pat McDonough, director of Track Programs for USA Cycling said in a statement. Currently the three teams are training at a USA Cycling Camp in Los Angeles to prepare for the World Cup.
Kevin Belz (CKR Racing)
Michael Blatchford (Veloworx)
Christian Stahl (CKR Racing)
Lauren Franges (Victory Brewing)
Tina Pic (Quark Cycling
Sima Trapp (Subway)
Curtis Gunn (Veloworx)
Chad Hartley (TIAA-CREF )
Josh Kerkhof (Northwestern Mortgage)