USA Cycling has announced its automatic and coaches’ selection nominations for the UCI Junior Road and Track World Championships in Belgium August 5-13.
The nine-day event begins with track competition August 5-8 in Ghent in which five athletes were named to the team via coaches’ selection. Catherine Fiedler (Long Beach, Calif./Home Depot Center) and Lauren Shirock (Emmaus, Pa./South Mountain Cycles) were appointed to the women’s squad while Justin Williams (Los Angeles, Calif./Major Motion), Shane Kline (Bally, Pa./Team Fuji) and Nik Reinert (Mertztown, Pa./Team Fuji) comprise the men’s squad.
The road events are scheduled for August 10-13 and will feature both a road race and time trial for men and women. Tejay Van Garderen (Fort Collins, Colo./Team 5280-eSoles) earned an automatic nomination to compete in time trial event after capturing a national title at the USA Cycling National Festival at Seven Springs in July. Also, his international results led to a coaches’ selection for the road race.
Ben King (North Garden, Va./Hot Tubes) also earned a coaches’ selection to compete in the time trial event based on international results.
Seven additional riders were named to a long team from which additional riders will be chosen to compete in the road race. Bjorn Selander (Hudson, Wis./Alan Factory), Peter Salon (Brooklyn, N.Y./GS Mengoni), Daniel Summerhill, (Centennial, Colo./Team 5280-eSoles), Ben Bradshaw (Winchester, Calif./IE Bikes Racing), Chris Barton (Ojai, Calif./Bicycles of Ojai) and Walker Savidge (Breckenridge, Colo./Team 5280-eSoles) were named to the long team. The four remaining riders that will compete in the road race will be chosen from those six plus King.
For the women’s road events, Arielle Filiberti (Worcester, Mass/Hot Tubes Development) and Jacquelyn Crowell (Maitland, Fla./Colavita) will each compete in both the road race and time trial.
Filiberti was an automatic nomination for the road race based on her national title and a coaches’ selection for the time trial. Crowell was an automatic nomination for the time trial as the national champion and a coaches’ selection for the road race.