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Greipel wins at Tour Down Under, Froome’s kidney defence: Daily News Digest
USA Cycling has announced 31 athletes to represent the US at the UCI cyclocross world championships on February 3 and 4 in Valkenburg-Limburg, the Netherlands. A total of 12 places were as a result of automatic selection criteria, with the USA Cycling selection committee determining the remaining places. They relied primarily on international results.
“We have assembled a talented team and look forward to competing against the world’s best cyclocross athletes at the World Championships on the hallowed and challenging Valkenburg circuit in cycling-crazy Limburg,” said Geoff Proctor, USA Cycling’s Cyclocross Performance Consultant.
The rosters are:
Tristan Cowie (Triple Oaks Racing; Mills River, N.C.); Stephen Hyde* (Cannondale p/b Cyclocrossworld; Easthampton, Mass.); Cody Kaiser (LangeTwins/Specialized Bicycles/SRAM; El Dorado Hills, Calif.); Jack Kisseberth (JAM Fund/NCC; Westhampton, Mass.); Tobin Ortinblad* (Santa Cruz/Donkey Label; Santa Cruz, Calif.); Jeremy Powers (Aspire Racing; Easthampton, Mass.); Kerry Werner* (Kona Endurance Team; Birdsboro, Penn.)
Elite women: Elle Anderson (Cycling.be – Alpha Motorhomes; Oakland, Calif.); Katie Compton* (KFC Racing p/b Trek/Panache; Colorado Springs, Colo.); Rebecca Fahringer (Stan’s No Tubes/Maxxis; Concord, N.H.); Kaitin Keough* (Cannondale p/b Cyclocrossworld; Colorado Springs, Colo.); Courtenay McFadden (GE Capital/American Classic; Bellingham, Wash.); Ellen Noble* (Aspire Racing; Kennebunkport, Maine)
U23 men: Eric Brunner (EVOL DevoElite Racing; Boulder, Colo.); Maxx Chance (EVOL DevoElite Racing; Boulder, Colo.); Grant Ellwood (Boulder Cycle Sport; Boulder, Colo.); Gage Hecht* (Alpha Bicycle Co.- Vista Subaru; Parker, Colo.); Spencer Petrov (ASPIRE Racing; Mason, Ohio); Denzel Stephenson (EVOL DevoElite Racing; Boulder, Colo.)
U23 women: Hannah Arensman (J.A. King p/b BR’C; Rutherford College, N.C.); Katie Clouse (Alpha Bicycle Co.-Groove Subaru; Park City, Utah); Clara Honsinger (Washington State Bicycle Association, Portland, OR); Laurel Rathbun (Donnelly Cycling; Monument, Colo.); Emma Swartz (Trek Cyclocross Collective; Madison, Wisc.); Emma White* (Cannondale p/b Cyclocrossworld; Delanson, N.Y)
Junior men: Scott Funston* (Rad Racing NW; Maple Valley, Wash.); Benjamin Gomez Villafane* (Top Club; Scotts Valley, Calif.); Lane Maher (Hot Tubes Development Cycling; Harwinton, Conn.); Alex Morton* (Cannondale p/b Cyclocrossworld; Saint Clair, Mich.); Sam Noel (Cannondale p/b Cyclocrossworld; Shelburne, Vt.); Calder Wood* (Rad Racing NW; Anacortes, Wash.)