USA Cycling hunting more medals at UCI Cyclo-cross Worlds

USA Cycling's 26-rider contingent in Bogense, Denmark, for the 2019 UCI Cyclo-cross World Championships will be dreaming of matching Matt Kelly's rainbow jersey ride in the junior category at the 1999 Worlds in Poprad, Slovakia. Although many have come close and the stack of silver and bronze medals has grown quite tall, Kelly's gold medal stands as the pinnacle for US 'cross results.

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Growing up in Missoula, Montana, Pat competed in his first bike race in 1985 at Flathead Lake. He studied English and journalism at the University of Oregon and has covered North American cycling extensively since 2009, as well as racing and teams in Europe and South America. Pat currently lives in the US outside of Portland, Oregon, with his imaginary dog Rusty.