USA Cycling has announced the riders eligible for the teams that will compete in the Track World Championships in Bordeaux, France (April 13-16), and Pan American Championships in Sao Paulo, Brazil (April 28-May 7).
"Of the 25 riders on this team, 21 have either set a time standard of automatically qualified via a National Championship," said USA Cycling director of track cycling Pat McDonough. "This is a marked difference from last year. The time standards, road rider camps, pro track trade teams and most important, the positive attitude that our coaching staff is pushing...it is beginning to make a difference."
The U.S. sprint squads are training in Australia to compete in the Australian National Championships, as well as the UCI Track World Cup Classic March 3-5 in Sydney, Australia. The women's endurance squad will also compete in the World Cup. Many of the men's endurance riders are in California to compete in early season road events, including the Tour of California.
Women's Endurance Squad
Sarah Hammer (BT Bicycles/Temecula, Calif.)
Erin Mirabella (Bicycle Johns/La Habra, Calif.)
Kristin Armstrong (Lipton/Boise, Idaho)
Christine Thorburn (Webcor-Platinum/Sunnyvale, Calif.)
Lauren Franges (Victory Brewing/Barton, Pa.)
Tina Pic (Lipton/Dahlonega, Ga.)
Sarah Uhl (Home Depot/Philadelphia, Pa.)
Sima Trapp (Colavita - Cooking Light/Boise, Idaho)
Becky Quinn (SPIKE/Quakertown, Pa.)
Kori Seehafer (Lipton/Louisville, Colo.)
Men's Endurance Squad
Brad Huff (TIAA-CREF/Boulder, Colo.)
Mike Friedman (TIAA-CREF/Boulder, Colo.)
Curtis Gunn (Successful Living/Tucson, Ariz.)
Bobby Lea (United Pro Cycling Team/Mertztown, Pa.)
Chad Hartley (TIAA-CREF/Boulder, Colo.)
Josh Kerkhof (Northwestern Mortgage/Fort Worth, Texas)
Danny Pate (TIAA-CREF/Boulder, Colo.)
Michael Creed (TIAA-CREF/Colorado Springs, Colo.)
Taylor Tolleson (TIAA-CREF/Boulder, Colo.)
Women's Sprint Squad
Jennie Reed (SPIKE/Kirkland, Wash.)
Men's Sprint Squad
Michael Blatchford (SPIKE/Cypress, Calif.)
Stephen Alfred (SPIKE/Capitola, Calif.)
Christian Stahl (CKR Racing/Bethany, Conn.)
Ben Barczewski (SPIKE/Breinigsville, Pa.)
Giddeon Massie (SPIKE/Lansdale, Pa.)
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