Team USA

Road

About Road Cycling

Just as its name implies, the discipline of road cycling takes place on paved roadways. Considered to be the most traditional, popular and purest form of bike racing, road cycling takes on many different forms. Events contested on the road include Time Trials, Road Races, Stage Races, Criteriums, Circuit Races, and Team Time Trials. At the World Championships and Olympic Games, men and women compete in the Time Trial and Road Race. The program primarily consists of a European-based training center that serves as a base for competition throughout Western Europe, i.e., Belgium, France, Netherlands, Switzerland, Germany, Italy, Spain, Luxembourg, and Denmark.

Join The Team

The Road pathway identifies the next generation of road athletes with world-class potential and to develop the necessary skills to compete at the elite level. It develops their physiological abilities and skills, and provides them with world-class coaching, experience, resources, and the support required to excel at the highest levels of international competition.

Get Involved

Join A Club

Compete Locally

Join A Camp

Prepare & Train

Compete Nationally

Compete Internationally

Qualify 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

2024 Schedule

DATEEVENTLOCATIONCAMP DIRECTORREGISTRATION
May 26-29Bentonville Gravel CampBentonville, ARSource EnduranceREGISTER
June 20-23San Diego Road CampSan Diego, CASource EnduranceREGISTER
July 10-14CCAP Summer Road CampStorrs, CTCCAPREGISTER
July 15-20Mars Hill Road & Gravel CampMars Hill, NCMars HillREGISTER


European Race Camps - LEARN MORE

The Junior European Race Camp (Ages 15-16) will learn hands-on in Europe training under the guidance of World Tour professionals, and experiencing iconic courses. Athletes will be immersed in complete education sessions in strength training, skills, nutrition, tactics, sports psychology and more.

2024 Schedule

DATEEVENTLOCATION
June 27 - July 15European Racing & Training Camp (Men and Women)Sittard, Netherlands
Invite Only
August 8 - 26European Racing & Training Camp (Men Only)Sittard, NetherlandsInvite Only


Trip Details:

  • Athletes must be race age 15-16

  • Minimum of 4 European race days, mostly Kermesse racing in Belgium

  • European training block, designed to increase fitness and experience for an aspiring World Tour athlete

  • How to live in Europe and succeed as an athlete

  • Physiology testing to determine athletic potential

  • European race skills and tactics

Cost* - $4,500

  • 3-week European race and training camp, including team clothing and all on-site logistics.

*Additional Fees

  • Flights to and from Europe

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

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Olympic Games

July 26 - August 11, 2024

Paris, France

ROAD RACE & TT SELECTION CRITERIA

STAFF SELECTION PROCEDURES

Discretionary Petition

ROAD PAN AM GAMES

Road Continental Championships

May 22-26, 2024

Brazil

SELECTION CRITERIA

DISCRETIONARY PETITION

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National Team Road Programs

USA Cycling is committed to Junior and U23 Development Programs. We are constantly on the look out for talent and are recruiting for these programs. Review the document below for more information on the selection process.

selection guidelines

Selection Process & 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 Road Cycling

Just as its name implies, the discipline of road cycling takes place on paved roadways. Considered to be the most traditional, popular and purest form of bike racing, road cycling takes on many different forms. Events contested on the road include Time Trials, Road Races, Stage Races, Criteriums, Circuit Races, and Team Time Trials. At the World Championships and Olympic Games, men and women compete in the Time Trial and Road Race. The program primarily consists of a European-based training center that serves as a base for competition throughout Western Europe, i.e., Belgium, France, Netherlands, Switzerland, Germany, Italy, Spain, Luxembourg, and Denmark.

Join The Team

The Road pathway identifies the next generation of road athletes with world-class potential and to develop the necessary skills to compete at the elite level. It develops their physiological abilities and skills, and provides them with world-class coaching, experience, resources, and the support required to excel at the highest levels of international competition.

Get Involved

Join A Club

Compete Locally

Join A Camp

Prepare & Train

Compete Nationally

Compete Internationally

Qualify 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

2024 Schedule

DATEEVENTLOCATIONCAMP DIRECTORREGISTRATION
May 26-29Bentonville Gravel CampBentonville, ARSource EnduranceREGISTER
June 20-23San Diego Road CampSan Diego, CASource EnduranceREGISTER
July 10-14CCAP Summer Road CampStorrs, CTCCAPREGISTER
July 15-20Mars Hill Road & Gravel CampMars Hill, NCMars HillREGISTER


European Race Camps - LEARN MORE

The Junior European Race Camp (Ages 15-16) will learn hands-on in Europe training under the guidance of World Tour professionals, and experiencing iconic courses. Athletes will be immersed in complete education sessions in strength training, skills, nutrition, tactics, sports psychology and more.

2024 Schedule

DATEEVENTLOCATION
June 27 - July 15European Racing & Training Camp (Men and Women)Sittard, Netherlands
Invite Only
August 8 - 26European Racing & Training Camp (Men Only)Sittard, NetherlandsInvite Only


Trip Details:

  • Athletes must be race age 15-16

  • Minimum of 4 European race days, mostly Kermesse racing in Belgium

  • European training block, designed to increase fitness and experience for an aspiring World Tour athlete

  • How to live in Europe and succeed as an athlete

  • Physiology testing to determine athletic potential

  • European race skills and tactics

Cost* - $4,500

  • 3-week European race and training camp, including team clothing and all on-site logistics.

*Additional Fees

  • Flights to and from Europe

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

Road Olympics 430x430

Olympic Games

July 26 - August 11, 2024

Paris, France

ROAD RACE & TT SELECTION CRITERIA

STAFF SELECTION PROCEDURES

Discretionary Petition

ROAD PAN AM GAMES

Road Continental Championships

May 22-26, 2024

Brazil

SELECTION CRITERIA

DISCRETIONARY PETITION

Road Devo Programs 430x430

National Team Road Programs

USA Cycling is committed to Junior and U23 Development Programs. We are constantly on the look out for talent and are recruiting for these programs. Review the document below for more information on the selection process.

selection guidelines

Selection Process & 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.

ROAD CYCLING

MEET THE STAFF
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Tanner
Putt

Road Director
Background

Tanner Putt comes to USA Cycling after eight years as a professional road cyclist, five years on the USA Cycling National Team, and experience directing a domestic elite road team. In 2022, Tanner worked as the USA Cycling U23 National Team Director at Tour de l'Avenir and the Road World Championships. He became the full-time Director of Road in January 2023.

With his 15 years of combined competitive and coaching experience, passion for athlete development, and extensive knowledge of top-level racing, Tanner will support USA Cycling with growing opportunities for the next generation of riders and creating a deeper pool of talent in the U.S. Tanner grew up in Park City, UT, and is now based in Colorado with his wife and two dogs.

CONTACT
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Gavin
Mannion

Junior Men's Road Director
Background

Coming up through U.S. junior cycling programs himself, Gavin Mannion has a unique perspective as he steps in as the USA Cycling Junior Men’s Road Director in 2023.

Gavin is a third-generation cyclist and national champion. Both his father and grandfather hold Irish National Cycling Championship titles. Following his father's cadence, Gavin has been engrossed in the competitive cycling scene he was a child growing up outside of Boston.

While competing as a junior, Gavin got his first taste of international cycling. He rode for professional teams from Trek-Livestrong to UCI pro team Human Powered Health. Gavin was the champion of the 2017 and 2018 USA Cycling Pro Road Tour (PRT) and 2018 Colorado Classic. His accomplishments also included European pro race wins and representing the United States at World Championships for cross and road. Gavin has taken his professional cycling experience and translated it into a coaching and directing career where he has developed young riders and national champions.

CONTACT
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Kristen
Arnold

Women’s Development Road Director
Background

Kristen joins USA Cycling in 2023 as the Women’s Development Road Director eagerly cultivating high-performance development of America’s next best talent. She comes to USA Cycling with a holistic breadth of knowledge and expertise as a retired elite road cyclist, sports dietitian, cycling coach, and grassroots women’s development org founder. Kristen is a cycling coach of 8 years working with recreational to professional athletes in various disciplines, a Registered Dietitian focusing on sports nutrition for women in her private practice, and a retired domestic-elite road cyclist of 8 years racing across the USA and Canada for various domestic elite teams. In 2022 Kristen retired from racing and became the sport director for a national-level women’s team and the Olympic Development Academy program for USA Cycling.

Kristen is a Level1 USA Cycling certified coach, Registered Dietitian, Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics, and has a Bachelor’s in Dietetics and Master’s in Human Nutrition from The Ohio State University. Born and raised in Columbus, Ohio and now living in Fort Collins, Colorado with her spouse, cat, and wonderful community.

CONTACT
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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

Mike
Creed

U23 Men's Road Director
Background

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