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USA Cycling to Announce Olympic Long Team for Tokyo Games

By: Tom Mahoney  May 29, 2020

The announcement will be livestreamed with host Steve Schlanger and special guest Patrick Dempsey.

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – USA Cycling will announce their Olympic Long Teams for the Road, Track, and Mountain Bike disciplines on June 11, 2020 at 12:00 p.m. MDT. The announcement will be livestreamed on the USA Cycling website. The show will be hosted by Steve Schlanger, a veteran broadcaster who’s done play-by-play for NBC for the Cycling World Championships and will have special guest Patrick Dempsey, the Honorary Captain of the Olympic Cycling Team and avid cyclist.

“We’re excited to announce our long team. Having a platform for our athletes to shine, and giving our audience the chance to engage with them is a new opportunity for USA Cycling,” said Jim Miller, the Chief of Sport Performance. “We believe we had a good team that would have competed in Tokyo this year. With an extra year to prepare we believe we will have a great team.”

The show will be produced by Dragonfli Media and feature hosting duties and a number of special guests all being piped in remotely from around the country. Long-time NBC Cycling and Olympics announcer Steve Schlanger will anchor the show with a special appearance by actor, director, and Honorary Olympic Cycling Team Captain, Patrick Dempsey. But the true stars of the show will be the athletes with five of the named athletes being interviewed remotely about their emotions in making the team and the challenges and opportunities surrounding an Olympics now taking place in July and August, 2021.

The event will also be promoted and available through media outlets like the United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee, Bicycling, VeloNews, and CyclingNews.

Visit USACycling.org for more information on the athletes, events and membership programs, and follow @USACycling across all channels for the latest on Team USA.