Team USA

Cyclocross

About Cyclocross

Cyclocross is a unique discipline of cycling that can best be described as riding a road bike with off-road tires around a technical, multi-surface circuits that require the riders to make tactical decisions due to challenging course features. Since the cyclocross season generally takes place from September to February, adverse weather conditions such as snow, rain, wind and mud often alter racing conditions. These technical elements along with the unpredictable weather and course conditions all add to the sport’s allure.

Join The Team

USA Cycling is pleased to be able to better support our aspiring athletes and grow the sport of cyclocross in the U.S. with the support of the MudFund. Our goal is to elevate the experience of our athletes and fans alike, and we are grateful to the Cyclocross community for carrying on the tradition of digging deep and keeping this sport fun. The cyclocross development program is designed to create a complete pathway from entering the sport to finishing on the podium at the highest level.

Get Involved

Join A Club

Compete Locally

Join A Camp

Prepare & Train

Compete Nationally

Compete Internationally

Qualify for National Team

Qualify for Olympic Team

What is the National Team Designation?

USA Cycling is responsible for supporting and guiding athletes capable of winning Olympic medals, while also identifying, recruiting and developing future Games athletes. Our vision is to be amongst the very best in the world at talent identification, athlete development, management and preparation in all cycling disciplines. The National Team Designation is considered a critical means for achieving this vision. The support provided through the program seeks to offset some of the expenses associated with preparing for and participating in international sport. The program aims to support and assist athletes with the greatest potential to win medals at the Olympic Games and World Championships.


MEET THE TEAM

Cyclocross World Championships

February 2-4, 2024

Tabor, Czech Republic

Selection Criteria

Discretionary Petition Form
For the most up-to-date information, please visit: UCI Cyclocross World Championships

Cyclocross World Cups

For information on UCI World Cup Athlete Eligibility, Event Registration Process, and Athlete Petition Process: Click here

2023-2024 World Cup Schedule:

October 15 - Waterloo

October 29 - Maasmechelen

November 12 - Dendermonde

November 19 - Troyes

November 26 - Dublin

December 3 - Flamanville

December 10 - Val di Sole

December 17 - Namur

December 23 - Antwerpen

December 26 - Gavere

December 30 - Hulst

January 7 - Zonhoven

January 21 - Benidorm

January 28 - Hoogerheide

For the most up-to-date information, please visit: 2023-2024 UCI Cyclocross World Cup

2023-24 Grants & Development Opportunities

Program Details
Application Form


Selection Process & Athlete Selection Committee

USA Cycling is responsible for selecting the athletes who represent the United States in Protected Competitions. For more information on the athlete selection process, click here.

About Cyclocross

Cyclocross is a unique discipline of cycling that can best be described as riding a road bike with off-road tires around a technical, multi-surface circuits that require the riders to make tactical decisions due to challenging course features. Since the cyclocross season generally takes place from September to February, adverse weather conditions such as snow, rain, wind and mud often alter racing conditions. These technical elements along with the unpredictable weather and course conditions all add to the sport’s allure.

Join The Team

USA Cycling is pleased to be able to better support our aspiring athletes and grow the sport of cyclocross in the U.S. with the support of the MudFund. Our goal is to elevate the experience of our athletes and fans alike, and we are grateful to the Cyclocross community for carrying on the tradition of digging deep and keeping this sport fun. The cyclocross development program is designed to create a complete pathway from entering the sport to finishing on the podium at the highest level.

Get Involved

Join A Club

Compete Locally

Join A Camp

Prepare & Train

Compete Nationally

Compete Internationally

Qualify for National Team

Qualify for Olympic Team

What is the National Team Designation?

USA Cycling is responsible for supporting and guiding athletes capable of winning Olympic medals, while also identifying, recruiting and developing future Games athletes. Our vision is to be amongst the very best in the world at talent identification, athlete development, management and preparation in all cycling disciplines. The National Team Designation is considered a critical means for achieving this vision. The support provided through the program seeks to offset some of the expenses associated with preparing for and participating in international sport. The program aims to support and assist athletes with the greatest potential to win medals at the Olympic Games and World Championships.


MEET THE TEAM

Cyclocross World Championships

February 2-4, 2024

Tabor, Czech Republic

Selection Criteria

Discretionary Petition Form
For the most up-to-date information, please visit: UCI Cyclocross World Championships

Cyclocross World Cups

For information on UCI World Cup Athlete Eligibility, Event Registration Process, and Athlete Petition Process: Click here

2023-2024 World Cup Schedule:

October 15 - Waterloo

October 29 - Maasmechelen

November 12 - Dendermonde

November 19 - Troyes

November 26 - Dublin

December 3 - Flamanville

December 10 - Val di Sole

December 17 - Namur

December 23 - Antwerpen

December 26 - Gavere

December 30 - Hulst

January 7 - Zonhoven

January 21 - Benidorm

January 28 - Hoogerheide

For the most up-to-date information, please visit: 2023-2024 UCI Cyclocross World Cup

2023-24 Grants & Development Opportunities

Program Details
Application Form


Selection Process & Athlete Selection Committee

USA Cycling is responsible for selecting the athletes who represent the United States in Protected Competitions. For more information on the athlete selection process, click here.

CYCLOCROSS

MEET THE STAFF
Jim Miller Bio 4

Jim
Miller

Chief of Sport Performance
Background

A successful professional cyclist in his own right, Jim coached several cyclists on the side and eventually retired from racing in 1999 to focus solely on his flourishing coaching career. After developing several notable cyclists, he originally came to USA Cycling to run the women’s road program in 2002. After earning Coach of the Year distinctions from the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Committee in 2003 & 2004, Jim was promoted to director of endurance programs, overseeing the development of American junior, U23, and women endurance athletes in road and track cycling. After making significant strides toward the USA Cycling National Development Program’s goal of developing the next generation of American cyclists, he was named Vice President of Athletics in 2010. In 2017 Jim left USA Cycling to become the Vice President of Business Development for Training Peaks. Unable to resist the Olympic call, he returned to USA Cycling in 2020 as the Chief of Sport Performance.

In his spare time, Jim also provides day-to-day training programs for athletes such as 2018 Mountain Bike XCO World Champion Kate Courtney and international stars like Chloé Dygert and Christopher Blevins. He has earned the International Olympic Committee’s highest honor for coaches, the Order of Ikkos, three times, all for coaching 3-time Olympic Champion Kristen Armstrong to victory.

A native of Casper, Wyo., Jim also earned a Bachelor’s degree in exercise physiology from Colorado State University. Miller resides in Colorado Springs, Colo., with his wife and two children.

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