Paris Olympics: Kristen Faulkner to replace triathlete Knibb in women's road race for USA

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

USA Cycling announced on Tuesday that triathlete Taylor Knibb as opted to resign her position in the Olympic Games women's road race, due to take place on August 4 in Paris.

Knibb was the surprise winner of the women's individual time trial at the USA Cycling Pro Road National Championships in May, earning an automatic qualification for both the time trial and road race at the Paris Olympics.

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Laura Weislo
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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.