USA Cycling Announces Riders for 2023 Track World Championships

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15 athletes have been selected to the Track team competing at the 2023 UCI Cycling World Championships in Glasgow, Scotland, including Utah’s Anders Johnson and Colorado’s Olivia Cummins (DNA Pro Cycling), Grant Koontz (Star Track Cycling), and Colby Lange (Chaney Windows and Doors).

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado (July 3, 2023) — The 2023 UCI Cycling World Championships will make history in Glasgow, Scotland, as the first World Championship where 13 events will be contested across seven disciplines. 15 athletes will compete in the Track events on August 3-9, 2023, at the Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome.

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The team’s focus this season is preparing for the World Championships and capturing crucial Olympic Qualifying points. The team is coming off of one of the best performances USA Cycling has seen at the Pan-American Continental Championships, capturing eight medals in San Juan, Argentina.

Reigning Olympic and World Champion in the Omnium, Jennifer Valente (San Diego; TWENTY24 Pro Cycling), will be one to watch as she looks to keep her rainbow stripes going into the Olympic year. Chloé Dygert (Brownsburg, Ind.; CANYON//SRAM Racing) will make her return to the Track World Championships for the first time since the event in 2020. At the last championship, Dygert joined the winning Team Pursuit team as well as set the Individual Pursuit World Record, riding to her ninth and tenth World Titles. They will be joined by 2020 Team Pursuit World Champion Lily Williams(Tallahassee, Fla.; Human Powered Health), and newcomer Olivia Cummins (Fort Collins, Colo.; DNA Cycling).

Team USA veteran and 2021 UCI Track Champions League Men’s Endurance winner Gavin Hoover (Manhattan Beach, Calif.; L39ion of Los Angeles) will be leading the Men’s Endurance squad. Hoover will take on the Team Pursuit, Omnium, Elimination Race, and Madison with partner Colby Lange (Edwards, Colo.; Chaney Windows and Doors). Grant Koontz (Nederland, Colo.; Star Track Cycling), Brendan Rhim (Norwich, Vt.), and Anders Johnson (Huntsville, Utah) will return to the Worlds team for 2023.

On the Sprint side, Pan American bronze medalists and National Record holders Keely Ainslie (Fullerton, Calif.), Kayla Hankins (Scottsdale, Ariz.), McKenna McKee (Vancouver, Wash.; Team Novo Nordisk), and Mandy Marquardt (Allentown, Pa.; Team Novo Nordisk) will be taking the boards. The men’s sprint team will skip the World Championships this year and shift their focus to the Pan American Games from October 20 – November 5, 2023.

The Team USA Roster is as follows:

Elite Women’s Endurance
  • Olivia Cummins (Fort Collins, Colo.; DNA Cycling) – Team Pursuit
  • Chloé Dygert (Brownsburg, Ind.; CANYON//SRAM Racing) – Team Pursuit, Individual Pursuit
  • Colleen Gulick (Long Beach, Calif.; Team Skyline) – Team Pursuit
  • Shayna Powless (Roseville, Calif.; DNA Cycling) – Team Pursuit
  • Jennifer Valente (San Diego; TWENTY24 Pro Cycling) – Team Pursuit, Omnium, Madison, Scratch Race, Elimination Race, Points Race
  • Lily Williams (Tallahassee, Fla.; Human Powered Health) – Team Pursuit, Madison
Elite Men’s Endurance
  • Gavin Hoover (Manhattan Beach, Calif.; L39ion of Los Angeles) – Team Pursuit, Omnium, Madison, Elimination Race
  • Anders Johnson (Huntsville, Utah) – Team Pursuit, Individual Pursuit
  • Grant Koontz (Nederland, Colo.; Star Track Cycling) – Team Pursuit, Scratch Race
  • Colby Lange (Edwards, Colo.; Chaney Windows and Doors) – Team Pursuit, Madison, Points Race
  • Brendan Rhim (Norwich, Vt.) – Team Pursuit, Individual Pursuit
Elite Women’s Sprint
  • Keely Ainslie (Fullerton, Calif.) – Team Sprint
  • Kayla Hankins (Scottsdale, Ariz.) – Team Sprint
  • Mandy Marquardt (Allentown, Pa.; Team Novo Nordisk) – Team Sprint, Sprint, Keirin
  • McKenna McKee (Vancouver, Wash.; Team Novo Nordisk) – Team Sprint

 

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