US adds six to talent pool for Beijing

Six more athletes placed themselves in a position to be selected for the US Olympic team at the Elite Track National Championships this month. USA Cycling announced the list of riders who have made the 2008 'USA Cycling Track Talent Pool' on Thursday, naming 17 riders who have become eligible to represent the United States at major international competitions throughout the 2007-08 season, including the Olympic Games in Beijing next summer.

The youngest rider on the list is the men's individual pursuit champion, 17-year-old Taylor Phinney who made the time standard in his qualifying round before going on to win the event. The event was Phinney's first major track competition, however, he won the Junior World Championship in the time trial earlier this summer.

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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.