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Cobbles crash crushes American U23’s World Championship dream

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The USA team on home soil

The USA team on home soil (Image credit: Fotoreporter Sirotti)
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Daniel Eaton (United States Of America)

Daniel Eaton (United States Of America) (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Colin Joyce (USA)

Colin Joyce (USA) (Image credit: Casey B. Gibson / USA Cycling)
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The USA national team riding as one

The USA national team riding as one (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Logan Owen (USA)

Logan Owen (USA) (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)

Cycling success can be a fickle place to put your dreams, and the USA under-23 team got a dramatic lesson Friday near the end of the World Championship road race in Richmond.

Growing up in Missoula, Montana, Pat competed in his first bike race in 1985 at Flathead Lake before studying English and journalism at the University of Oregon. He has covered North American cycling extensively since 2009, as well as racing and teams in Europe and South America. Pat currently lives in the US outside of Portland, Oregon.