Olympics: Kristen Faulkner named to USA's track cycling team for Paris

Kristen Faulkner (EF Education-Cannondale)
Kristen Faulkner (EF Education-Cannondale) (Image credit: Snowy Mountain Photography)

Kristen Faulkner's Olympic dream became reality on Thursday when she was nominated for the country's track cycling team for Paris. The EF Education-Cannondale rider was the top contender to earn an automatic selection for USA Cycling's Olympic road team but missed the bid by 11 seconds when triathlete Taylor Knibb won the national championship time trial.

Faulkner persisted, heading directly from Charleston, West Virginia, after winning the national championship road race to USA Cycling's track cycling camp in Belgium, where she proved herself to the selectors.

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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.