Craddock, Haga, Rivera And Dygert To Lead U.S. Worlds Team

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USA Cycling announced the athletes that will represent the United States in the Elite Men’s and Women’s Time Trial and Road Race at the 2019 UCI Road World Championships which will take place in York, Great Britain, September 22-29. All events will be broadcast live and on-demand on FloBikes for viewers in Canada.

The U.S. National Team will start the eight-day competition with a strong group of time trialists. Among the competitors in the women’s elite individual time trial are Amber Neben (Lake Forest, Calif.; Cogeas-Mettler Pro Cycling Team) who won the UCI World Championship Time Trial in both 2008 and 2016, 2019 Pan American Road Championships ITT winner Leah Thomas (Boulder Creek, Calif.; Bigla Pro Cycling) and 2016 Olympic and seven-time World Champion Chloe Dygert (Brownsburg, IN.; Sho-Air TWENTY20) who recently won all four stages of the Colorado Classic. 

For the men’s elite individual time trial, Lawson Craddock (Houston, TX., EF Education First) and Chad Haga (McKinney, TX; Team Sunweb) will represent Team USA. Haga won the stage 21 individual time trial at the 2019 Giro d'Italia. Craddock recently placed fourth in the stage 10 individual time trial at the Vuelta a España.

In the men’s elite road race, the U.S. National Team will include the 2019 USA Cycling Pro Road National Champion, Alex Howes (Denver, Colo.; EF Education First), three-time Under-23 World Championships team member Neilson Powless (Roseville, Calif.; Team Jumbo-Visma), Craddock, and Haga.  

The versatile elite women's roster for the road race will be comprised of 72-time National Champion Coryn Rivera (Newport Beach, Calif.; Team Sunweb), the 2018 Colorado Classic Champion Katherine Hall (Saratoga, Calif.; Boels-Dolmans) and 2019 USA Cycling Pro Road National Champion Ruth Winder (Lafayette, Calif.; Trek-Segafredo). Dygert and Thomas will double up on the ITT and the women’s Road race.

Scott Schnitzspahn, Vice President of Elite Athletics for USA Cycling is excited to see the mix of veteran and young riders compete, “The (U.S. National) Team is filled with some of the strongest riders the U.S. has, who complement each other’s strengths. We have very solid group of Juniors, U23s, and Elites who have won over 10 World Championships. With the recent success from our riders, we’re in a good position for a medal finish in multiple races.”

Among the Juniors and U23 riders on the U.S. National Team are several 2019 National Champions: Zoe Ta-Perez (Orange, Calif.; LUX Cycling Development Team), Megan Jastrab (Apple Valley, Calif.; Rally UHC Cycling), Quinn Simmons (Durango, Colo.; LUX Cycling Development Team) and Ian Garrison (Decatur, Ga.; Hagens Berman Axeon) winner of both U23 and Men’s Elite Individual Time Trial

“Our Juniors and U23 riders had been racing in Europe all summer and have dominated many races. Both our women’s and men’s junior programs are in the top three in the Nations’ Cup rankings,” said Jeff Pierce, Director of Elite Athletics, Road and Track. “Combined with the Elite team, we are looking forward to seeing our Red, White and Blue kits race aggressively in Yorkshire."

Individual Time Trial

Junior Women:

    •    Zoe Ta-Perez* (Orange, Calif.; LUX Cycling Development Team)

    •    Megan Jastrab (Apple Valley, Ca; Rally UHC Cycling)

Elite Women:

    •    Leah Thomas* (Santa Clara, Calif.; Bigla Pro Cycling)

    •    Amber Neben* (Lake Forest, Calif.; Cogeas-Mettler Pro Cycling)

    •    Chloe Dygert (Brownsburg, Ind.; Sho-Air TWENTY20)

Junior Men:

    •    Quinn Simmons* (Durango, Colo.; LUX Cycling Development Team)

    •    Michael Garrison (Decatur, Ga.; LUX Cycling Development Team)

U23 Men:

    •    Ian Garrison* (Decatur, Ga.; Hagens Berman Axeon)

    •    Brandon McNulty (Phoenix, Ariz.; Rally UHC Cycling

Elite Men:

    •    Lawson Craddock (Austin, Texas; EF Education First Cycling Team)

    •    Chad Haga (McKinney, Texas; Team Sunweb)

Road Race

Junior Women:

    •    Megan Jastrab* (Apple Valley, Ca; Rally UHC Cycling)

    •    Ava Sykes (Athens, GA.; LUX Cycling Development Team)

    •    Zoe Ta-Perez (Orange, Calif.; LUX Cycling Development Team)                                                                                 

    •    Katie Clouse (Park City, Utah; DNA Pro Cycling Team)

    •    Gabrielle Lehnert (Eugene, Ore.; LUX Cycling Development Team)

Elite Women:

    •    Ruth Winder* (Lafayette, Calif.; Trek-Segafredo)

    •    Leigh Ann Ganzar* (Austin, Texas; Hagens Berman-Supermint)

    •    Coryn Rivera (Newport Beach, Calif.; Team Sunweb)

    •    Tayler Wiles (Fairfax, Calif.; Trek-Segafredo)

    •    Leah Thomas (Santa Clara, Calif.; Bigla Pro Cycling)

    •    Chloe Dygert (Brownsburg, Ind.; Sho-Air TWENTY20)

    •    Katharine Hall (Saratoga, Calif.; Boels-Dolmans)

Junior Men:

    •    Quinn Simmons* (Durango, Colo.; LUX Cycling Development Team)

    •    Gianni Lamperti* (Sebastopol, Calif.; LUX Cycling Development Team)

    •    Michael Garrison (Decatur, Ga.; LUX Cycling Development Team)

    •    Magnus Sheffield (Pittsford, N.Y..; Hot Tubes Development Cycling Team)

    •    Matthew Riccitello (Tucson, Ariz..; LUX Cycling Development Team)

U23 Men:

    •    Brandon McNulty* (Phoenix, Ariz.; Rally Cycling)

    •    Kevin Vermaerke* (Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif.; Hagens Berman Axeon)

    •    Lance Haidet* (Bend, Ore.; Aevolo Cycling)

    •    Ian Garrison* (Decatur, Ga, Hagens Berman Axeon)

    •    Matteo Jorgenson (Boise, Idaho; AG2R La Mondiale)

Elite Men:

    •    Alex Howes * (Denver, Colo.; EF Education First)

    •    Lawson Craddock (Austin, Texas; EF Education First)

    •    Chad Haga (McKinney, Texas; Team Sunweb)

    •    Neilson Powless (Roseville, Calif.; Team Jumbo-Visma)

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