Huck replaces Woodruff on USA Cycling's Olympic MTB team

Erin Huck (USA)
Erin Huck (USA) (Image credit: Rob Jones)

USA Cycling announced on Thursday that Chloe Woodruff has resigned her place on the USA's team for the July 27 Olympic Games Mountain Bike cross country race in Tokyo and has been replaced by Erin Huck, 40. However, a report by the Associated Press adds more to the federation's assertion that Woodruff has withdrawn for 'personal reasons'.

Woodruff, 33, was named to the team last month along with former World Champion Kate Courtney and World Cup winner Emily Batten. Woodruff, who competed in the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, was part of a team effort to gain enough UCI points to earn the maximum three places for her country in Tokyo. Huck was named as the alternate for the women's cross country event.

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