With ambitious goals for the World Championship and the Olympics, the American team names its team of 98 riders

USA Cycling is aiming for some pretty ambitious goals for the next six years, including World Championship podiums, 7-10 medals at the Paris Olympics in 2024, and another 12-15 medals at the Los Angeles Olympics in 2028.

Today, the American federation announced which riders have been selected to fulfill these objectives.

The United States National Cycling Team sports a roster of 98 riders across BMX Freestyle, BMX Racing, Cyclocross, Mountain Bike Cross-Country, Mountain Bike Downhill, Road, Track Endurance, and Track Sprint.

These athletes were invited to the team based on discipline-specific criteriaincluding their performances at top international and national events in 2021.

The team is made up of 49 women and 49 men, 16 current and former world champions and 25 Olympians who collectively hold six Olympic medals.

For runners, being part of the national team means having access to training facilities, camps, coaches, experts and other resources to help them perform at their best. It also means they are on the long list for the upcoming World Championship and Olympics teams.

Brendan Quirk, president and CEO of USA Cycling, said serving national team riders is “a top priority for USA Cycling.” And with a mix of experienced runners and young talent, they seem to be playing the long game, hoping to develop the most competitive team possible for the 2028 Olympics.

“Our team of Sports Performance coaches have created a culture to help them win. We focus on supporting the whole athlete, both physically and emotionally. We look forward to welcoming these riders and strengthen the team in the years to come,” Jim Miller, chief athletic officer, said in a statement.

Here’s who is part of the USA road and track team:

Road – Men

Lawson Craddock (Team BikeExchange-Jayco)

Christian Deschamps (Hot Tubes Cycling)

Alex Gustin (LUX/Sideshow specialized p/b)

Matteo Jorgenson (Movistar team)

Cole Kessler (Israel – Premier Tech)

Sepp Kuss (Team Jumbo-Visma)

Luke Lamperti (Trinity Racing)

Brandon McNulty (United Arab Emirates team)

Neilson Powless (EF Education-EasyPost)

Matthew Riccitello (Hagens Berman Axeon)

Joseph Rosskopf (Human Powered Health)

Magnus Sheffield (Ineos Grenadiers)

Artem Shmidt (Hot Tube Development Cycling)

Colby Simmons (Jumbo-Visma development team)

Quinn Simmons (Trek-Segafredo)

Kevin Vermaerke (DSM team)

Sean Quinn (EF Education-EasyPost)

Road – Women

Olivia Cummins (UX/Sideshow p/b specialist)

Chloe Dygert (CANYON//SRAM Racing)

Kristen Faulkner (BikeExchange-Jayco Team)

Coryn Labecki (Jumbo-Visma team)

Makayla MacPherson (LUX/Sideshow specialized p/b)

Amber Neben (Cogeas Mettler Look Pro Cycling)

Chloe Patrick (Serious Cycling/New England Devo)

Kaia Schmid (Human Powered Health)

Lauren Stephens (EF Education-TIBCO-Silicon Valley Bank)

Lea Thomas (Trek-Segafredo)

Track – Men

Gavin Hoover (Los Angeles L39ion)

Track – Women

Chloe Dygert (CANYON//SRAM Racing)

Maddie Godby

Megan Jastrab (DSM Team)

Mandy Marquardt (Novo Nordisk team)

Kaia Schmid (Human Powered Health)

Jennifer Valente (TWENTY24 Pro Cycling)

Lily Williams (human-powered health)

Cyclo-cross – Men

Andrew August (Cannondale p/b Cyclocrossworld.com Devo)

Eric Brunner (Blue Stages Racing)

Daniel English (Fly/Easton/HRS/Rock Lobster)

Scott Funston (Blue Stages Racing)

Marcis Shelton

Jack Spranger (National Bears Team)

Andrew Strohmeyer (CX Hairs Devo/ Trek Bikes)

Curtis White (Cannondale p/b Cyclocrossworld.com)

Magnus White (Junior Boulder Cycling)

Cyclo-cross – Women

Mia Aseltine (Cannondale p/b Cyclocrossworld.com Devo)

Keira Bond (Junior Bouldering)

Katie Clouse (Cannondale p/b Cyclocrossworld.com)

Chloe Fraser (Junior Boulder Cycling)

Clara Honsinger (Cannondale p/b Cyclocrossworld.com)

Madigan Munro (Trek Factory Racing)

Raylyn Nuss (Steve Tilford Foundation Racing)

Katherine Sarkisov (CX Hairs Devo/ Trek Bikes)

Elsa Westenfelder (Team Stampede/Five Valley Velo)

BMX Freestyle – Men

Nick Bruce (DK Bikes)

Justin Dowell (Hyper BMX)

Daniel Sandoval (free agent bikes)

BMX Freestyle – Women

Perris Benegas (Haro BMX)

Angie Marino (Cult Crew)

Hannah Roberts (Hyper BMX)

Chelsea Wolfe (GT Bikes)

BMX Racing – Men

Nolan Cardwell (Rival Racing)

Connor Fields (Chase Bicycles / Monster Energy)

Kamren Larsen (Haro Bikes)

Drew Polk (LSG Factory)

Corben Sharrah (Daylight Cycle Co.)

Cameron Wood (Mongoose/USA BMX Foundation)

BMX Racing – Women

Caitlyn Farmer (Black Widow/Crazy Vein)

Payton Ridenour (Mongoose Bikes)

Felicia Stancil (SSquared Factory/Response)

Daleny Vaughn (DK Bicycles)

Alise Willoughby (Team Toyota/ GW Bicycles)

MTB Cross-Country – Men

Riley Amos (Trek Factory Racing)

Christopher Blevins (Specialized Factory Race)

Robbie Day (National Bears Team)

Brayden Johnson (National Bears Team)

Cayden Parker (National Bears Team)

Bjorn Riley (Team Trek VAUDE)

Jack Spranger (National Bears Team)

Keegan Swenson (Santa Cruz Bikes)

MTB Cross-Country – Women

Lauren Aggeler (National Bears Team)

Mia Aseltine (WE Development)

Haley Batten (Specialized Factory Race)

Savilia Blunk (Orange Seal Off-Road Team)

Bailey Cioppa (Bears Development Team)

Kate Courtney (SCOTT-SRAM Factory Racing)

Lea Davison (ally/SRAM)

Gwendalyn Gibson (Norco Bicycles)

Erin Huck (SCOTT-Internships)

Ruth Holcomb (National Bears Team)

Makena Kellerman (National Bears Team)

Hayden McJunkin (National Bears Team)

Madigan Munro (Trek Factory Racing)

Haley Randel (National Bears Team)

Kelsey Urban (Team 31: Outride)

MTB Downhill – Men

Austin Dooley (Commencal USA)

Andrew Driscoll (Defiant Racing)

Christopher Grice (Specialized Factory Race)

Charlie Harrison (Trek Factory Racing)

Dean Lindsey (Evolve Racing)

Dakotah Norton (Intense Factory Racing)

Dante Silva (Canyon Clctv Pirelli)

MTB Downhill – Women

Emma Artz (N.W. Gravity Collective)

Ella Erickson (N.W. Gravity Collective)

Caitlyn Farmer (Black Widow/Crazy Vein)

Abby Hogie (Beyond the Race)

Anna Newkirk (Beyond the Race)

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