Olympic Road Race Roster Update 1130x600
Team USA

Taylor Knibb Resigns from Paris 2024 Olympic Road Race, Kristen Faulkner to Represent Team USA

By: Angelina Palermo  July 09, 2024

Faulkner will compete in the Olympic Road Race and Team Pursuit at Paris 2024, and Knibb will race the Time Trial and Triathlon events.

USA Cycling announced today an update to the Paris 2024 Olympic Road Race roster.

Heading into Paris, USA Cycling earned two spots in the women’s road cycling events. Chloé Dygert (Brownsburg, Ind.; CANYON//SRAM Racing) earned her spot for the Games after winning the 2023 UCI Time Trial World Championships, qualifying her for both the Time Trial and Road Race. In May of 2024, professional triathlete Taylor Knibb (Washington, D.C.; Trek Factory Racing) won the 2024 USA Cycling Time Trial National Championships, automatically qualifying her for the last spot in the Time Trial and Road Race. However, this week Knibb resigned from her position in the Road Race, opting instead to focus on the Time Trial and Triathlon events.

In light of this decision, 2024 USA Cycling Road Race National Champion Kristen Faulkner (Homer, Alaska; EF-Oatly-Cannondale) has been selected to join Dygert in the Road Race. Faulkner has quickly risen to the top of the international ranks in women’s road cycling, winning three Grand Tour stages over the past two years.

In addition to the Road Race on August 4, Dygert and Faulkner will compete in the Women’s Team Pursuit, with qualifying starting on August 6.

Media Guide:

For press interested in more information on USA Cycling’s Olympic athletes, click here.

USA Cycling Olympic Hub:

Stay up to date on all things Paris 2024 here.