Clouse, Honsinger, and Brunner Headline USA Cyclocross Worlds Team

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28 athletes will compete in the UCI Cyclocross World Championships on February 3-4. 

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado (January 17, 2024) – USA Cycling announced today the 2024 UCI Cyclocross World Championships team competing in Tábor, Czech Republic on February 3-4, 2024.

With the support of the MudFund, USA Cycling has been on the road spending several weeks in Europe preparing for the pinnacle of cyclocross, the World Championships. This season, the team had three junior podiums: David Thompson (New Canaan, Conn.; AG2R Citroën U19 Team) finished second at the first Junior World Cup of the year in Troyes, France, Vida Lopez de San Roman (Sebastopol, Calif.; Bear National Team) rode to a win in Hulst, and Henry Coote (Manchester, Mass.; Comp Edge Racing) claimed his first European podium at the Grand Prix Sven Nys.

Photo courtesy USA Cycling

National Champions Clara Honsinger (Portland, Ore.; S&M Racing), Eric Brunner (Boulder, Colo.; WTP Pivot Off Road), Lizzy Gunsalus (Dudley, Mass.; CCB Racing), David Thompson, and Vida Lopez de San Roman crowned in Louisville, Ky. will all be racing in Tábor. U23 Men’s National Champion Jack Spranger (Sammamish, Wash.; Bear National Team) was selected to the team but declined his nomination.

The Team USA roster is as follows:

Elite Men

  • Eric Brunner (Boulder, Colo.; WTP Pivot Off Road)
  • Scott Funston (Boulder, Colo.; WTP Pivot Off Road)
  • Curtis White (Delanson, N.Y.; Steve Tilford Foundation Racing)

Elite Women

  • Katie Clouse (Park City, Utah; Steve Tilford Foundation Racing)
  • Clara Honsinger (Portland, Ore.; S&M Racing)
  • Raylyn Nuss (Lawrence, Kan.; Steve Tilford Foundation Racing)

U23 Men

  • Marcis Shelton (Mill Valley, Calif.)
  • Andrew Strohmeyer (Mount Airy, Md.; CXHAIRS Devo / Trek Bikes)
  • Jules Van Kempen (Chapel Hill, N.C.; Cervelo / OrangeLiving)
  • Dylan Zakrajsek (Grand Junction, Colo.)

U23 Women

  • Mia Aseltine (Littleton, Colo.; Comp Edge Racing)
  • Ella Brenneman (Gibsonia, Penn.; CX Hairs Devo / Trek Bikes)
  • Keira Bond (Louisville, Colo.; CX Hairs Devo / Trek Bikes)
  • Lizzy Gunsalus (Dudley, Mass.; CCB Racing)
  • Kaya Musgrave (Littleton, Colo.; Cervelo / OrangeLiving)
  • Lauren Zoerner (Highlands Ranch, Colo.; Groove Off Road Racing Team)

Junior Men

  • Henry Coote (Manchester, Mass.; Comp Edge Racing)
  • Calvin Conaway (Zionsville, Ind.; Ignition Racing)
  • James Halverson (North Branch, Minn.; Minnesota Junior Cycling)
  • Miles Mattern (Rochester, N.Y.; CXHAIRS Devo / Trek Bikes)
  • Alexander Scopinich-Burgel (Concord, Mass.; New England Devo)
  • David Thompson (New Canaan, Conn.; AG2R Citroën U19 Team)
  • Luke Walter (Boulder, Colo.; Boulder Junior Cycling)

Junior Women

  • Jorja Bond (Louisville, Colo.; Boulder Junior Cycling)
  • Lidia Cusack (Chevy Chase, Md.; CX Hairs Devo / Trek Bikes)
  • Vida Lopez de San Roman (Sebastopol, Calif.; Bear National Team)
  • Alyssa Sarkisov (North Potomac, Md.; CXHAIRS Devo / Trek Bikes)
  • Alyssa White (Elkins, W.V.; Finkraft Junior Cycling Team)

Cyclocross is not an Olympic sport; therefore, it is fully funded by generous contributions to the MudFund. If you would like to continue seeing American success, consider making a donation to the MudFund, here.

 

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