Commentary: These were the 10 most important stories in US cycling in 2016

by Neal Rogers


There were countless stories to emerge during the 2016 season that had great significance, and impact, on American cycling. These were the 10 most important.

1. Kristin Armstrong, Olympic time trial champion
2. Megan Guarnier, 2016 UCI Women’s WorldTour champion
3. Amber Neben, world time trial champion
4. Axeon Hagens Berman: Best development team of all time?
5. Andrew Talansky, fifth overall, Vuelta a España
6. Brandon McNulty, junior world time trial champion
7. Tejay van Garderen loses Tour leadership role at BMC Racing
8. Cannondale-Drapac goes without a WorldTour victory
9. Amgen Tour of California to become a WorldTour event in 2017
10. Mara Abbott’s heartbreaking ride at the Rio Olympic road race

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