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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.

2021 Spring Semester

DateEventLocationDiscipline
March 14-21Training CampLos Angeles, CAEndurance / Sprint
April 11-18Training CampDetroit, MIEndurance / Sprint
May 8-17Training CampColorado Springs, COEndurance / Sprint
June 4-30Training CampTrexlertown, PAEndurance / Sprint


2021 Fall Semester

DateEventLocationDiscipline
July 18-31Training CampTrexlertown, PAEndurance / Sprint
July 30 - August 423à Sei Giorni delle Rose - Fiorenzuola 2020ItalyEndurance
August 4-74° International Piceno Sprint CupItalyEndurance / Sprint
August 15-22Training CampDetroit, MIEndurance / Sprint
August 18-25Training CampNetherlandsEndurance / Sprint
August 25-26GP Czech Cycling Federation-VC Olomouckého krajeCzech RepublicEndurance / Sprint
August 30 - September 1Grand Prix PrešovSlovakiaEndurance / Sprint
September 30 - August 23 Jours d'AigleSwitzerlandEndurance

*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


Important Dates

2021 Super Semester
Application deadline for Academy & ScholarshipMarch 15, 2021
Academy applicants finalized & contactedTBD
Registrations completed for accepted athletes
TBD
Olympic Development Academy athletes publicly announced
TBD

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


Pan American Games

July 26 - August 11, 2019: Lima, Peru

Road and Track Men's and Women's Selection Criteria
USA Cycling Games Staff Selection Criteria


Elite Track World Championships

October 13-17, 2021: Ashgabat, Turkmenistan

World Championships Selection Criteria

Track World Championships Team Application / 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 (coming soon)


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.

2021 Spring Semester

DateEventLocationDiscipline
March 14-21Training CampLos Angeles, CAEndurance / Sprint
April 11-18Training CampDetroit, MIEndurance / Sprint
May 8-17Training CampColorado Springs, COEndurance / Sprint
June 4-30Training CampTrexlertown, PAEndurance / Sprint


2021 Fall Semester

DateEventLocationDiscipline
July 18-31Training CampTrexlertown, PAEndurance / Sprint
July 30 - August 423à Sei Giorni delle Rose - Fiorenzuola 2020ItalyEndurance
August 4-74° International Piceno Sprint CupItalyEndurance / Sprint
August 15-22Training CampDetroit, MIEndurance / Sprint
August 18-25Training CampNetherlandsEndurance / Sprint
August 25-26GP Czech Cycling Federation-VC Olomouckého krajeCzech RepublicEndurance / Sprint
August 30 - September 1Grand Prix PrešovSlovakiaEndurance / Sprint
September 30 - August 23 Jours d'AigleSwitzerlandEndurance

*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


Important Dates

2021 Super Semester
Application deadline for Academy & ScholarshipMarch 15, 2021
Academy applicants finalized & contactedTBD
Registrations completed for accepted athletes
TBD
Olympic Development Academy athletes publicly announced
TBD

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


Pan American Games

July 26 - August 11, 2019: Lima, Peru

Road and Track Men's and Women's Selection Criteria
USA Cycling Games Staff Selection Criteria


Elite Track World Championships

October 13-17, 2021: Ashgabat, Turkmenistan

World Championships Selection Criteria

Track World Championships Team Application / 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 (coming soon)


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.

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