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.

Here's a look at how you can enter the Olympic Development pathway and work your way on to Team USA:

Join The Olympic Development Academy

USA Cycling’s Olympic Development Academy (ODA) for Cyclocross is the best comprehensive cyclocross development program in North America for junior and U23 athletes, ages 17-22. Even though cyclocross is not an Olympic discipline, we still want to offer CX athletes Olympic-level support. The program has been designed to offer you the best coaching and experience outside the National Team. The goal of the program is to allow you to fully experience and understand what it takes to become a World Championship caliber athlete by receiving coaching focused on your individual growth and exposing you to all the sport science that goes behind creating World Champions.

The ODA puts you, the individual, in charge of your athletic development and in front of the coaches and program directors that manage our World Championship programs. The program runs over several months, and during that time, you will receive individualized coaching and support, and the opportunities to train and compete in top-level events in the USA.

2022 Schedule

DateEventLocation
August 15-20Vermont Skills CampVermont
September 24-25Rochester CXRochester, NY

October 22-23

Kings CXCincinnati, OH
November 9-21European BlockSittard, Netherlands
December 6-11USA Cycling Cyclocross National ChampionshipsHartford, CT



Programs & Cost

There are two different options for the Cyclocross Program:

CX Academy Team* - $10,000

Vermont Skills Camp + 3 domestic events with full support and coaching + 2-week European Race block

+ access to cycling and strength & conditioning coaching, nutritionists, and sports psychologists

*Additional Fees - Clothing - $750


CX Hybrid Program* - $6,000

Vermont Summer Camp + 2-week European race block

*Additional Fees - Clothing - $500

APPLY FOR A SCHOLARSHIP


Want to join the Olympic Development Academy?

APPLY NOW

    What is the National Team?

    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.

    For criteria on how to qualify for the national team, click here.

    For information on the levels of support, click here.



    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

    October 9, 2022 - Waterloo, USA - Petition Form

    October 16, 2022 - Fayetteville, AR, USA - Petition Form

    October 23, 2022 - Tabor, CZE (Including Jr and U23-M races)

    October 30, 2022 - Rucphen, 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 - TBD

    December 17, 2022 - Val di Sole, ITA

    December 26, 2022 - Dendermonde, 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

    2021-2022 Cyclocross Development Program Details - Christmas Trip 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.


    Podium Bonus

    Did you just have a top result in the World Championships or Olympic Games? You may be eligible for a bonus from the USOPC and USA Cycling. Click here to learn more.

    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.

    Here's a look at how you can enter the Olympic Development pathway and work your way on to Team USA:

    Join The Olympic Development Academy

    USA Cycling’s Olympic Development Academy (ODA) for Cyclocross is the best comprehensive cyclocross development program in North America for junior and U23 athletes, ages 17-22. Even though cyclocross is not an Olympic discipline, we still want to offer CX athletes Olympic-level support. The program has been designed to offer you the best coaching and experience outside the National Team. The goal of the program is to allow you to fully experience and understand what it takes to become a World Championship caliber athlete by receiving coaching focused on your individual growth and exposing you to all the sport science that goes behind creating World Champions.

    The ODA puts you, the individual, in charge of your athletic development and in front of the coaches and program directors that manage our World Championship programs. The program runs over several months, and during that time, you will receive individualized coaching and support, and the opportunities to train and compete in top-level events in the USA.

    2022 Schedule

    DateEventLocation
    August 15-20Vermont Skills CampVermont
    September 24-25Rochester CXRochester, NY

    October 22-23

    Kings CXCincinnati, OH
    November 9-21European BlockSittard, Netherlands
    December 6-11USA Cycling Cyclocross National ChampionshipsHartford, CT



    Programs & Cost

    There are two different options for the Cyclocross Program:

    CX Academy Team* - $10,000

    Vermont Skills Camp + 3 domestic events with full support and coaching + 2-week European Race block

    + access to cycling and strength & conditioning coaching, nutritionists, and sports psychologists

    *Additional Fees - Clothing - $750


    CX Hybrid Program* - $6,000

    Vermont Summer Camp + 2-week European race block

    *Additional Fees - Clothing - $500

    APPLY FOR A SCHOLARSHIP


    Want to join the Olympic Development Academy?

    APPLY NOW

      What is the National Team?

      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.

      For criteria on how to qualify for the national team, click here.

      For information on the levels of support, click here.



      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

      October 9, 2022 - Waterloo, USA - Petition Form

      October 16, 2022 - Fayetteville, AR, USA - Petition Form

      October 23, 2022 - Tabor, CZE (Including Jr and U23-M races)

      October 30, 2022 - Rucphen, 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 - TBD

      December 17, 2022 - Val di Sole, ITA

      December 26, 2022 - Dendermonde, 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

      2021-2022 Cyclocross Development Program Details - Christmas Trip 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.


      Podium Bonus

      Did you just have a top result in the World Championships or Olympic Games? You may be eligible for a bonus from the USOPC and USA Cycling. Click here to learn more.

      CYCLOCROSS

      MEET THE STAFF
      Jesse Anthony Headshot

      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.

      Geoff Proctor Athlete Bio

      Geoff
      Proctor

      Olympic Development Academy Cyclocross Coach
      Background

      Geoff Proctor has been involved in competitive cycling for over 30 years. He currently directs the EuroCrossAcademy (ECA), preparing young student-athletes to thrive as competitive cyclocross racers and community-oriented citizens through summer domestic camps and European competition blocks. Alongside his role with ECA, Geoff is excited to share his spirit for development through the ODA Cyclocross Program this coming season.

      Geoff’s development roots run deep. From 2002-2018, he coached 16 world cyclocross championships for Team USA, culminating with the 2017-2018 season where he served as USA Cycling’s Cyclocross Performance Consultant. During the same period, he directed EuroCrossCamp in Belgium from 2003-2013; served as Technical Director of USGP (2004-2007); coached USA Cycling’s nieuwelingen (Junior 15-16) road camps in Belgium (2007-2009); served two four-year terms as a UCI Cyclocross Commission member (2009-2016); directed the UCI Cyclocross Camp in Aigle, Switzerland (2012- 2016); directed and coached the USA Cycling Cyclocross Development Program from 2014-2018; and is a USA Cycling Level 1 Coach.

      Residing with his family in Helena, MT, Geoff currently teaches AP English Literature, College Comp/Lit, and Creative Writing at Helena High School and is about to complete is 35th year in the classroom.

      Bjørn
      Selander

      Olympic Development Academy Cyclocross Coach
      Background

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