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Track

Heart pounding action, digging deeper than deep, in a race against the clock and fellow racers. Check out Team USA riders competing in Sprint, Keirin, Time Trial, and other races, and the programs that help Team USA dominate international events.

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.

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

Track Development Pathway


Join The Olympic Development Camps

Check back for more details coming soon.

For more information, please visit: Olympic Development Camps

Join The Olympic Development Academy

USA Cycling's Olympic Development Academy (ODA) for track is the best comprehensive development program in North America. The program was designed to provide an athlete with experience, knowledge, skills and guidance to build a solid foundation and be prepared to take the next step forward in their progression.


UPDATE AS OF JANUARY 13, 2021:

We have put together a cohesive competition and camp schedule for the Spring and Fall semesters with the hopes we would be back racing at the beginning of 2021. Our goal is to provide the best development opportunity for athletes by creating a world-class cycling experience. With the current state of the world, we do not feel that we can create that environment at this time.

With that in mind, the Olympic Development Academy will be run as one Super Semester in 2021 and anyone who has applied for the 2021 Spring and/or Fall semesters will be in consideration. The associated costs per semester will stay the same for the single semester, which means an extension of benefits with no additional cost. We are extending the application period to March 15, 2021. We will share another update on Wednesday, February 17th with more specific information on important dates & deadlines, schedules, etc.


Schedule

We're still ironing out the details for 2021, but here's an idea of what you can expect.

Revised April 5, 2021

2021 Super Semester

DateEventLocationDiscipline
May 21-28Training CampColorado Springs, COEndurance / Sprint
June 10-20Training CampColorado Springs, COEndurance / Sprint
July 1-7USA Cycling National ChampionshipsCarson, CAEndurance / Sprint
July 19-31Training CampTrexlertown, PAEndurance / Sprint
August 2-8Training CampTrexlertown, PAEndurance / Sprint
August 23-29Training CampTBDEndurance / Sprint
September 16-26Training CampDetroit, MIEndurance / Sprint
NovemberTraining CampDetroit, MIEndurance / Sprint
December 13-19Training CampLos Angeles, CAEndurance / Sprint


*SCHEDULES SUBJECT TO CHANGE



Cost of Attendance

The Olympic Development Academy costs $10,000 per semester with the add-on of team clothing for $500 each year. Other additional cost may be incurred. For a cost breakdown and information on scholarships, click here.


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 Track Cycling. 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 and information on the levels of support, visit the Endurance Team or the Sprint Team.


MEET THE TEAM

Olympic Games

July 23 - August 8, 2021: Tokyo, Japan

USA Cycling Olympic Games Athlete Selection Criteria - Updated October 28, 2020
USA Cycling Olympic Games Staff Selection Criteria - Updated October 29, 2020

For more official documents, please visit: Olympic Games - Track Cycling


Elite Track World Championships

October 13-17, 2021: Ashgabat, Turkmenistan

Track World Championships Selection Criteria

Track World Championships Discretionary Petition Form

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


Junior Track World Championships

April 5-9, 2021: Cairo, Egypt

Junior Track World Championships Selection Criteria

Junior Track World Championships Discretionary Athlete Petition

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

Nations' Cups

Starting in 2021, the UCI has renamed the Track World Cups to Nations’ Cup. The series will be reduced from 6 events to 3, and will now compete from April through September with World Championships to be in October.

April 22-25, 2021 Newport, Great Britain

May 13-16, 2021: Hong Kong, China

June 3-6, 2021: Cali, Colombia

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

Track Nations Cup Selection Criteria

Track Nations Cups Discretionary Petition Form


Continental Championships

September 4-9, 2019: Cochabamba, Bolivia

Pan American Continental Championships Selection Criteria

Pan American Continental Championships Discretionary Athlete Petition


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.


Key Events

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.

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

Track Development Pathway


Join The Olympic Development Camps

Check back for more details coming soon.

For more information, please visit: Olympic Development Camps

Join The Olympic Development Academy

USA Cycling's Olympic Development Academy (ODA) for track is the best comprehensive development program in North America. The program was designed to provide an athlete with experience, knowledge, skills and guidance to build a solid foundation and be prepared to take the next step forward in their progression.


UPDATE AS OF JANUARY 13, 2021:

We have put together a cohesive competition and camp schedule for the Spring and Fall semesters with the hopes we would be back racing at the beginning of 2021. Our goal is to provide the best development opportunity for athletes by creating a world-class cycling experience. With the current state of the world, we do not feel that we can create that environment at this time.

With that in mind, the Olympic Development Academy will be run as one Super Semester in 2021 and anyone who has applied for the 2021 Spring and/or Fall semesters will be in consideration. The associated costs per semester will stay the same for the single semester, which means an extension of benefits with no additional cost. We are extending the application period to March 15, 2021. We will share another update on Wednesday, February 17th with more specific information on important dates & deadlines, schedules, etc.


Schedule

We're still ironing out the details for 2021, but here's an idea of what you can expect.

Revised April 5, 2021

2021 Super Semester

DateEventLocationDiscipline
May 21-28Training CampColorado Springs, COEndurance / Sprint
June 10-20Training CampColorado Springs, COEndurance / Sprint
July 1-7USA Cycling National ChampionshipsCarson, CAEndurance / Sprint
July 19-31Training CampTrexlertown, PAEndurance / Sprint
August 2-8Training CampTrexlertown, PAEndurance / Sprint
August 23-29Training CampTBDEndurance / Sprint
September 16-26Training CampDetroit, MIEndurance / Sprint
NovemberTraining CampDetroit, MIEndurance / Sprint
December 13-19Training CampLos Angeles, CAEndurance / Sprint


*SCHEDULES SUBJECT TO CHANGE



Cost of Attendance

The Olympic Development Academy costs $10,000 per semester with the add-on of team clothing for $500 each year. Other additional cost may be incurred. For a cost breakdown and information on scholarships, click here.


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 Track Cycling. 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 and information on the levels of support, visit the Endurance Team or the Sprint Team.


MEET THE TEAM

Olympic Games

July 23 - August 8, 2021: Tokyo, Japan

USA Cycling Olympic Games Athlete Selection Criteria - Updated October 28, 2020
USA Cycling Olympic Games Staff Selection Criteria - Updated October 29, 2020

For more official documents, please visit: Olympic Games - Track Cycling


Elite Track World Championships

October 13-17, 2021: Ashgabat, Turkmenistan

Track World Championships Selection Criteria

Track World Championships Discretionary Petition Form

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


Junior Track World Championships

April 5-9, 2021: Cairo, Egypt

Junior Track World Championships Selection Criteria

Junior Track World Championships Discretionary Athlete Petition

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

Nations' Cups

Starting in 2021, the UCI has renamed the Track World Cups to Nations’ Cup. The series will be reduced from 6 events to 3, and will now compete from April through September with World Championships to be in October.

April 22-25, 2021 Newport, Great Britain

May 13-16, 2021: Hong Kong, China

June 3-6, 2021: Cali, Colombia

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

Track Nations Cup Selection Criteria

Track Nations Cups Discretionary Petition Form


Continental Championships

September 4-9, 2019: Cochabamba, Bolivia

Pan American Continental Championships Selection Criteria

Pan American Continental Championships Discretionary Athlete Petition


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.


Key Events

TRACK CYCLING

MEET THE STAFF
Gary Sutton

Gary
Sutton

Head Coach, Women's Endurance Track
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 Headshot

Erin
Hartwell

National Sprint 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
Rob Stanley Headshot

Robert
Stanley

Olympic Development Academy Track Coach
Background

Combining a passion for cycling with a love of critical thinking, Robert has forged a career in high performance sport. After completing his coaching qualifications at British Cycling, Robert set about coaching at local Velodromes alongside studying for a Masters in Exercise and Nutrition Science. Shortly after graduating, Robert enrolled on a PhD at Leeds Beckett University studying Determinate's of Performance in World Class Omnium Racing. His research and coaching experience lead him to work with the Japanese Cycling Federation, supporting the development of elite athletes in track cycling. Robert first joined USA Cycling in 2019 supporting the elite track cycling team through World Cups and World Championships. Robert continues to combine applied practice with research. His current research interests include racecraft, physiology, modelling performance and high performance systems, all of which help in the development of effective day-to-day and long term training and preparation for athletes.

Although Robert works predominantly in track cycling, Robert has supported athletes across a range of disciplines. Robert originally comes from Yorkshire, England, and is always looking for opportunities to ride bikes!

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