Team USA

Cyclocross

Wheel-sucking sand pits, uphill barriers, and unpredictable weather and course conditions. Check out the riders competing on the international circuit, and the programs that help Team USA dominate those events.

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

  • Selection Criteria for National Team

Qualify for Olympic Team

Athlete Development Pathway

USA Cycling’s Athlete Development Pathway defines structured development tiers with multiple levels of programming for athletes in their journey to the USA Cycling National Team. The Athlete Development Pathway leads program design both at the club and national levels, all while educating parents and athletes about the multiple opportunities available to them on their journey from local results to international achievement.

Regional Camps - LEARN MORE

Coming Soon

European Race Camps - LEARN MORE

Coming Soon



SUBSCRIBE TO OUR EMAIL LIST

Be the first to know about new development camps and opportunities that are added to the schedule.


What is the National Team Designation?

USA Cycling is proud to support our National Team athletes who champion the sport of cycling and are the ultimate ambassadors for Cyclocross. USA Cycling will support National Team elite athletes with logistical and team support upon request. Each athlete on the national team will receive unique support to best address each athlete’s needs in terms of timing and type of resources. USA Cycling will work with our elite athletes’ trade teams to help maximize the combined resources. Our goal is to ensure that our top riders have everything they need to perform at the highest level.


MEET THE TEAM

World Championships

February 4-5, 2023: Hoogerheide, Netherlands

2023 Cyclocross World Championships Selection Document - Discretionary Petition Form

For more information, please visit: UCI Cyclocross World Championships


World Cups

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

October 9, 2022 - Waterloo, WI, USA
October 16, 2022 - Fayetteville, AR, USA
October 23, 2022 - Tabor, CZE (Including Jr and U23-M races)
October 30, 2022 - Maasmechelen, NED (Including Jr and U23-M races)
November 13, 2022 - Beekse-Bergen, NED
November 20, 2022 - Overijse, BEL
November 27, 2022 - Hulst, NED
December 4, 2022 - Antwerpen, BEL
December 11, 2022 - Dublin, IRE
December 17, 2022 - Val di Sole, ITA
December 26, 2022 - Gavere, BEL
January 8, 2023 - Zonhoven, BEL (Including Jr and U23-M races)
January 22, 2023 - Benidorm, ESP (Including Jr and U23-M races)
January 29, 2023 - Besançon, FRA (Including Jr and U23-M races)

For the most up-to-date information, please visit: 2022-2023 UCI Cyclocross World Cup


Development Opportunities

2022-2023 Cyclocross Development Program Details - Application Form


Selection Committees

USA Cycling is responsible for selecting the athletes who represent the United States in the highest level of international competition. For more information on the general 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

  • Selection Criteria for National Team

Qualify for Olympic Team

Athlete Development Pathway

USA Cycling’s Athlete Development Pathway defines structured development tiers with multiple levels of programming for athletes in their journey to the USA Cycling National Team. The Athlete Development Pathway leads program design both at the club and national levels, all while educating parents and athletes about the multiple opportunities available to them on their journey from local results to international achievement.

Regional Camps - LEARN MORE

Coming Soon

European Race Camps - LEARN MORE

Coming Soon



SUBSCRIBE TO OUR EMAIL LIST

Be the first to know about new development camps and opportunities that are added to the schedule.


What is the National Team Designation?

USA Cycling is proud to support our National Team athletes who champion the sport of cycling and are the ultimate ambassadors for Cyclocross. USA Cycling will support National Team elite athletes with logistical and team support upon request. Each athlete on the national team will receive unique support to best address each athlete’s needs in terms of timing and type of resources. USA Cycling will work with our elite athletes’ trade teams to help maximize the combined resources. Our goal is to ensure that our top riders have everything they need to perform at the highest level.


MEET THE TEAM

World Championships

February 4-5, 2023: Hoogerheide, Netherlands

2023 Cyclocross World Championships Selection Document - Discretionary Petition Form

For more information, please visit: UCI Cyclocross World Championships


World Cups

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

October 9, 2022 - Waterloo, WI, USA
October 16, 2022 - Fayetteville, AR, USA
October 23, 2022 - Tabor, CZE (Including Jr and U23-M races)
October 30, 2022 - Maasmechelen, NED (Including Jr and U23-M races)
November 13, 2022 - Beekse-Bergen, NED
November 20, 2022 - Overijse, BEL
November 27, 2022 - Hulst, NED
December 4, 2022 - Antwerpen, BEL
December 11, 2022 - Dublin, IRE
December 17, 2022 - Val di Sole, ITA
December 26, 2022 - Gavere, BEL
January 8, 2023 - Zonhoven, BEL (Including Jr and U23-M races)
January 22, 2023 - Benidorm, ESP (Including Jr and U23-M races)
January 29, 2023 - Besançon, FRA (Including Jr and U23-M races)

For the most up-to-date information, please visit: 2022-2023 UCI Cyclocross World Cup


Development Opportunities

2022-2023 Cyclocross Development Program Details - Application Form


Selection Committees

USA Cycling is responsible for selecting the athletes who represent the United States in the highest level of international competition. For more information on the general selection process, click here.

CYCLOCROSS

MEET THE STAFF
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Jesse
Anthony

Mountain Bike and Cyclocross Director
Background

Jesse joined USA Cycling as the first full-time Cyclocross Manager in December of 2018 after a professional racing career that spanned from 2006-2018. He brings over 20 years of competitive and development experience to the USA Cycling National Team, and is a passionate advocate of holistic athlete development. His experience and knowledge of the development and elite competitive environment help to set USA Cycling’s National Team athletes up for sustainable success in the future. Jesse grew up in Beverly, MA, and is now based at USA Cycling’s headquarters in Colorado Springs, CO.

CONTACT
Stephen Hyde Bio

Stephen
Hyde

Cyclocross Coach
Background

After Stephen Hyde announced his retirement in January 2022, he joined USA Cycling as a coach for the 2022 Walmart UCI World Championships in Fayetteville, Ark. His skill and aptitude as a coach were immediately apparent, and Hyde officially joined USA Cycling as the Cyclocross National Team Coach a few months later.

Hyde cemented his name in the American cyclocross scene as one of the best elite men the country has ever had. He raced for Cannondale-Cyclocrossworld.com from 2015-2020 where he won three Elite National Championships and two Pan-American Continental Championships. Throughout his career, he competed in 30 World Cups and six consecutive UCI Cyclocross World Championships for Team USA.

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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.

CONTACT

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