Kristen Faulkner not giving up on Olympic dream, turns focus to track after winning US road race title

Kristen Faulkner
Kristen Faulkner (Image credit: Getty Images)

Making Team USA for the Paris Olympics has been an uphill battle for Kristen Faulkner (EF Education-Cannondale), but the Alaskan is not giving up yet.

On Wednesday, Faulkner came short of earning an automatic bid for the Olympics in the individual time trial when she came second to triathlete Taylor Knibb, who claimed the ticket to Paris, by 11 seconds.

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Laura Weislo
Managing Editor

Laura Weislo has been with Cyclingnews since 2006 after making a switch from a career in science. As Managing Editor, she coordinates coverage for North American events and global news. As former elite-level road racer who dabbled in cyclo-cross and track, Laura has a passion for all three disciplines. When not working she likes to go camping and explore lesser traveled roads, paths and gravel tracks. Laura specialises in covering doping, anti-doping, UCI governance and performing data analysis.