Team USA

Track

About Track Cycling

One of the most spectator-friendly disciplines of competitive cycling, track racing seems to have something for everybody. A plethora of events makes track cycling an interesting mix of sprint and endurance events in which athletes or teams compete in individual or mass-start races. Contested on a velodrome, track events offer non-stop action and some of the most impressive and exhilarating moments in cycling. Each track cycling event is a unique competition that relies on the strength, power, speed, endurance, strategy and tactics of its competitors to determine a winner.

Join The Team

Hard work does pay off. USA Cycling is proud to support high-performing athletes with financial, technological, and logistical programs that allow them to focus their efforts even further. USA Cycling believes that using time standards for international team qualification and continually raising the bar related to athlete support programs have been the catalysts for the fourteen World Championship medals won in the past quadrennium—the most American medals in a quad.

Get Involved

Join A Club

Compete Locally

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.


U.S. Velodromes

While we work to organize specific USA Cycling camps, check out your local velodrome to get started in their camps, clinics, races, and events.

Velodrome

Location
Encino VelodromeEncino, CA
Hellyer Park VelodromeSan Jose, CA
VELO Sports CenterCarson, CA
San Diego VelodromeSan Diego, CA
Olympic Training Center VelodromeColorado Springs, CO
Brian Picolo Park VelodromeCooper City, FL
Dick Lane VelodromeEast Point, GA
Ed Rudolph VelodromeNorthbrook, IL
Major Taylor VelodromeIndianapolis, IN
Lexus VelodromeDetroit, MI
International Velodrome at Bloomer ParkRochester Hills, MI
Penrose Park VelodromeSt. Louis, MO
Northeast Velodrome & Cycling ParkLondonberry, NH
Kissena VelodromeQueens, NY
Asheville MellowdromeAsheville, NC
Cleveland VelodromeCleveland, OH
Valley Preferred Cycling CenterTrexlertown, PA
Giordana VelodromeRock Hill, SC
Alkek VelodromeHouston, TX
Jerry Baker Memorial VelodromeRedmond, WA
Washington Park VelodromeKenosha, WI



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

TRACK OLYMPICS

Olympic Games

July 26 - August 11, 2024

Paris, France

Track Selection Criteria

Staff Selection Procedures

Discretionary Petition

TRACK ELITE WORLDS

Elite Track World Championships

October 16-20, 2024

Ballerup, Denmark

For the most up-to-date information, please visit: UCI Track Cycling

TRACK JUNIOR WORLDS

Junior Track World Championships

August 21 - 25, 2024

Luoyang, China

For the most up-to-date information, please visit: UCI Junior Track Cycling - World Championships

TRACK NATIONS CUP

Track Nations Cups

2024 Schedule

February 2-4: Adelaide, Australia
March 14-17: Hong Kong, China
April 12-14: Milton, Canada

For the most up-to-date information, please visit: UCI Track Cycling Nations Cups

Selection Guidelines

ENDURANCE DISCRETIONARY PETITION

SPRINT DISCRETIONARY PETITION

TRACK PAN AM CONT

Elite Track Continental Championships

April 4-7, 2024

Carson, Calif.

SELECTION CRITERIA

DISCRETIONARY PETITION

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 Track Cycling

One of the most spectator-friendly disciplines of competitive cycling, track racing seems to have something for everybody. A plethora of events makes track cycling an interesting mix of sprint and endurance events in which athletes or teams compete in individual or mass-start races. Contested on a velodrome, track events offer non-stop action and some of the most impressive and exhilarating moments in cycling. Each track cycling event is a unique competition that relies on the strength, power, speed, endurance, strategy and tactics of its competitors to determine a winner.

Join The Team

Hard work does pay off. USA Cycling is proud to support high-performing athletes with financial, technological, and logistical programs that allow them to focus their efforts even further. USA Cycling believes that using time standards for international team qualification and continually raising the bar related to athlete support programs have been the catalysts for the fourteen World Championship medals won in the past quadrennium—the most American medals in a quad.

Get Involved

Join A Club

Compete Locally

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.


U.S. Velodromes

While we work to organize specific USA Cycling camps, check out your local velodrome to get started in their camps, clinics, races, and events.

Velodrome

Location
Encino VelodromeEncino, CA
Hellyer Park VelodromeSan Jose, CA
VELO Sports CenterCarson, CA
San Diego VelodromeSan Diego, CA
Olympic Training Center VelodromeColorado Springs, CO
Brian Picolo Park VelodromeCooper City, FL
Dick Lane VelodromeEast Point, GA
Ed Rudolph VelodromeNorthbrook, IL
Major Taylor VelodromeIndianapolis, IN
Lexus VelodromeDetroit, MI
International Velodrome at Bloomer ParkRochester Hills, MI
Penrose Park VelodromeSt. Louis, MO
Northeast Velodrome & Cycling ParkLondonberry, NH
Kissena VelodromeQueens, NY
Asheville MellowdromeAsheville, NC
Cleveland VelodromeCleveland, OH
Valley Preferred Cycling CenterTrexlertown, PA
Giordana VelodromeRock Hill, SC
Alkek VelodromeHouston, TX
Jerry Baker Memorial VelodromeRedmond, WA
Washington Park VelodromeKenosha, WI



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

TRACK OLYMPICS

Olympic Games

July 26 - August 11, 2024

Paris, France

Track Selection Criteria

Staff Selection Procedures

Discretionary Petition

TRACK ELITE WORLDS

Elite Track World Championships

October 16-20, 2024

Ballerup, Denmark

For the most up-to-date information, please visit: UCI Track Cycling

TRACK JUNIOR WORLDS

Junior Track World Championships

August 21 - 25, 2024

Luoyang, China

For the most up-to-date information, please visit: UCI Junior Track Cycling - World Championships

TRACK NATIONS CUP

Track Nations Cups

2024 Schedule

February 2-4: Adelaide, Australia
March 14-17: Hong Kong, China
April 12-14: Milton, Canada

For the most up-to-date information, please visit: UCI Track Cycling Nations Cups

Selection Guidelines

ENDURANCE DISCRETIONARY PETITION

SPRINT DISCRETIONARY PETITION

TRACK PAN AM CONT

Elite Track Continental Championships

April 4-7, 2024

Carson, Calif.

SELECTION CRITERIA

DISCRETIONARY PETITION

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.

SEARCH FOR SPEED

Talent identification reimagined.

TRACK CYCLING

MEET THE STAFF
Gary Sutton Bio

Gary
Sutton

Women's Endurance Track National Team Coach
Background

Gary leads the women’s endurance track program at USA Cycling. With more than 25 years of coaching experience, Sutton has a distinctive track record in the sport. Most recently, he was the Women's Track Endurance Coach for Cycling Australia, serving in that role since 2010 and achieving international success at the highest level with multiple athletes across multiple events. Highly respected for his technical skills, Gary is equally praised for his commitment to individual athletes and focus on developing good people – not just great athletes. Prior to coaching, he was an outstanding elite cyclist in his own right having competed in the 1976 and 1980 Olympic Games and winning the amateur World Championship in the Points Race. Gary is based at the USA Cycling headquarters in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

CONTACT
Erin Hartwell Bio

Erin
Hartwell

Sprint Track National Team Director
Background

USA Cycling has brought on three-time U.S. Olympian Erin Hartwell to lead the National Track Sprint Program. Hartwell is a decorated track cyclist with two Olympic medals from Barcelona 1992 and Atlanta 1996 in the Men's 1000-meter Time Trial, making him the first American to medal in this event. Hartwell also saw himself on the podium at the UCI Track World Championships in 1994, 1995, and 1998. Additionally, Hartwell won 13 U.S. National Titles and held the 1000-meter Time Trial National Record from 1995-2008. In 2012, the U.S. Bicycling Hall of Fame inducted Hartwell for his performances.

After his retirement, Hartwell became the CEO at the world-class velodrome Valley Preferred Cycling Center in Trexlertown, Pennsylvania. He left the velodrome in 2008 to focus on his own sports management company, Athletics Cubed. Hartwell has had various roles over the years with several other national cycling federations' track programs, like Welsh Cycling, Trinidad and Tobago Cycling Federation, Cycling Canada, and Chinese Cycling. Now he's back to his roots working with USA Cycling athletes as they head to Tokyo and prepare for Paris 2024 and LA 2028.

CONTACT
Craig Griffin Headshot

Craig
Griffin

Senior Track Director
Background

Craig returns to USA Cycling in the role of Senior Track Director. He brings 33 years of elite coaching experience leading Track Endurance programs for USA Cycling, U.S. Paralympics, Canada, Japan National and Olympic Teams. He brings a wealth of knowledge and high achievement as an 8-time Olympic coach with numerous podium successes. In 1994, Craig coached the US Men’s Pursuit Team to an historic first ever World Championship medal. He led the U.S. Paralympic Team to win the cycling nations medal count at the London 2012 Paralympic Games and was awarded Team USA's highest coaching recognition award, the Order of Ikkos, as well as coaching athletes to Olympic medals for Canada (Rio 2016) and Japan (Tokyo 2020). Craig has a critical eye for high performance environments and athlete development using a blend of hard earned practical experience and acumen to develop world class programming for sustained competitive excellence. Prior to his first national coaching job with USA Cycling in 1990, Craig competed for Team New Zealand on both the road and track teams. Craig is thrilled to be back in Colorado Springs with his family and is looking forward to the challenge of improving upon the international successes of USA Cycling’s track program.

CONTACT
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.

CONTACT

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