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USA Cycling Announces 2021 BMX World Championship Team

By: Angelina Palermo  July 06, 2021

The 2021 UCI BMX World Championships will take place in Papendal, The Netherlands.

USA Cycling announced today the 18 athletes that will be representing the United States at the 2021 UCI BMX Racing World Championships in Papendal, The Netherlands on August 17-22. Reigning World Champion, Alise Willoughby, will be looking for her third world title. Five of the Elite riders, Alise Willoughby, Felicia Stancil, Payton Ridenour, Connor Fields and Corben Sharrah, will be representing Team USA in the Tokyo Olympics on July 29-30, 2021.

“Even though we are focused on the Olympic Games, we are still excited to have a World Championship this year in Papendal. We all missed the Worlds last year in Houston due to COVID, so I know everyone will be excited to travel and get back to racing,” said Jamie Staff, Director of BMX. “We have a strong line-up in both the Elite and Junior classes and we hope to bring home some hardware. Post Tokyo, we will be focused on our Junior racers as we look ahead to Paris 2024 and LA 2028.”

Elite Men:

Anthony Bucardo (San Martin, Calif.; Haro Bikes)

Connor Fields (Henderson, Nev.; Chase Bicycles/ Monster Energy)

Kamren Larsen (Bakersfield, Calif.; Haro Bikes)

Tanner Sebesta (Kyle, Tex.; SSquared/Answer)

Corben Sharrah (Tucson, Ariz.; Daylight Cycle Co.)

Jeremy Smith (Seminole, Fla.; DK Bicycles)

Cameron Wood (Phoenix Ariz.; Mongoose/USA BMX Foundation)

Elite Women:

Payton Ridenour (Pottstown; Penn.; Mongoose Bicycles)

Felicia Stancil (Lake Villa, Ill.; Factory SSquared/Answer)

Daleny Vaughn (Tucson, Ariz.; 316 Racing/DK Bikes)

Alise Willoughby (Saint Cloud, Minn.; Team Toyota/ GW Bicycles)

Junior Men

Charles Biggs (Rock Hill, S.C.; Rockstar Rift/Tangent)

Nolan Cardwell (Belmont, N.C.; Rival Racing)

Brandon Crain (Riverside, Calif.; Factory Answer)

Drew Polk (Avon, Ind.; Hyper Bicycles)

Junior Women

Sierra Altendorf (Everett, Wash.; Raise for Rowyn/CMU Cycling)

Brooke Craft (Lakeside, Calif.; Haro Bikes/100%)

Caitlyn Farmer (Atlanta, Ga.; Black Widow/Insane Vein)

Information on the World Championships can be found here: