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USA Cycling Releases Long List of Riders Eligible for 2018 Pan-American Elite Track Championships

By: Kelly Fox  August 14, 2018

Colorado Springs, Colo. – USA Cycling announced today the long team list of athletes eligible for nomination to represent Team USA at the 2018 Pan-American Elite Track Championships. Fourteen men and 11 women are candidates for selection to the final team that will race at the Belem Guerrero Velodrome in Aguascalientes, Mexico, from Aug. 29 - Sept. 2, 2018.

“We have large group of very talented athletes on the long team – all who have had a successful year on the track,” said Jeff Pierce, USA Cycling director of elite athletics. “Between World Champions, National Champions and riders who have come up through the USA Cycling development programs, the lineup for this year’s Pan Am Championships will be full of medal potential.”

The final selection of athletes to compete in the 2018 Pan-American Elite Track Championships will be announced next week. Riders on the long list were nominated based on results at World Championships, the USA Cycling Elite Track National Championships, World Cup performances this season, and finishes at other UCI races. The USA Cycling selection criteria for the 2018 Pan-American Elite Track Championships is available here.

USA Cycling Long Team Riders:

MEN

Justin Butsavage (Macungie, Penn.), Scratch

Mac Cassin (Boulder, Colo.), Team Pursuit

Joe Christiansen (Lyons, Colo.), Keirin, Sprint, Team Sprint

John Croom (Rock Hill, S.C.), Individual Pursuit, Kilo, Team Pursuit

Sandor Delgado (Hialeah, Fla.), Sprint, Team Sprint

Josh Hartman (Brooklyn, N.Y.), Keirin, Team Sprint

Adrian Hegevary (Ashville, N.C.), Madison, Team Pursuit

Dan Holloway (Boulder, Colo.), Madison, Omnium, Points Race, Team Pursuit

Gavin Hoover (Manhattan Beach, Calif.), Individual Pursuit, Team Pursuit

Shane Kline (Bally, Pa.), Madison, Omnium, Team Pursuit

Ashton Lambie (Lawrence, Kan.), Individual Pursuit, Team Pursuit

Colby Lange (Vail Valley, Colo.), Team Pursuit

Dominic Suozzi (Fountain Hills, Ariz.), Team Sprint

Eric Young (Geneva, Ill.), Points Race, Team Pursuit

WOMEN

Christina Birch (Los Angeles), Madison, Omnium, Points Race, Team Pursuit

Kelly Catlin (Arden Hills, Minn.), Individual Pursuit, Team Pursuit

Kim Geist (Allentown, Pa.), Madison, Team Pursuit

Madalyn Godby (Colorado Springs, Colo.), 500M, Keirin, Sprint, Team Sprint

Mandy Marquardt (Allentown, Pa.), 500M, Keirin, Sprint, Team Sprint

Sarah Munoz (Redondo Beach, Calif.), Team Pursuit

Katie Uhlaender (Breckenridge, Colo.), Team Sprint

Jennifer Valente (San Diego, Calif.), Madison, Omnium, Points Race, Scratch, Team Pursuit

Molly Van Houweling (Berkeley, Calif.), Team Pursuit

Jennifer Wheeler (Seattle), Individual Pursuit, Team Pursuit

Kim Zubris (Hazleton, Pa.), Madison

The Pan American Championships are held annually for member nations of the Pan American Cycling Confederation. Riders competing in the Pan American Cycling Championships are selected by their respective national governing bodies and provide another avenue for athletes to qualify for World Championships.