USA Cycling has completed the last round of nominations to the United States National Team for the 2010 UCI Cyclocross World Championships in Tabor, Czech Republic on January 30-31. Five athletes were named to the elite menÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s squad, rounding out the 20-rider U.S. contingent.
Jonathan Page (Planet Bike) earned an automatic nomination to the team as the highest ranked American in the UCI cyclocross rankings in 16th-place. With 2009 accolades that include an eighth-place ride in round five of the World Cup in Igorre, Spain, the 2007 world championship silver medalist will lead the five-man team.
Also earning an automatic nomination to the team is Tim Johnson (Cannondale-Cyclocrossworld.com). Fresh off of his win at the USA Cycling Cyclocross National Championships in Bend last month, Johnson is currently the second-highest American in the UCI rankings in 24th place.
Ryan Trebon (KONA) earned the final automatic nomination to the menÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s squad by garnering the most points in five out of the six U.S. qualification races. With his silver medal performance at the national championships and his fourth-place ranking in the USA Cycling Cyclocross National Racing Calendar standings, Trebon should be a strong contender in Tabor.
Discretionary nominations went to JohnsonÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s two teammates on the powerhouse Cannondale-Cyclocrossworld.com team – Jeremy Powers and Jamey Driscoll. After topping the USA Cycling Cyclocross National Racing Calendar standings, Powers rode to a strong fifth-place at the national championships last month. Driscoll was third in the national calendar standings and sixth in the national championship race.
The Elite WomenÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s, U23 menÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s, and Junior menÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s squads were announced earlier this month.Ã‚Â Full U.S. team rider list after the break…
Jonathan Page (Northfield, N.H./Planet Bike)
Tim Johnson (Middleton, Mass/Cannondale-Cyclocrossworld.com)
Ryan Trebon (Bend, Ore./KONA)
Jeremy Powers (Hadley, Mass./Cannondale-Cyclocrossworld.com)
James Driscoll (Jericho, Vt./Cannondale-cyclocrossworld.com)
Katie Compton (Colorado Springs, Colo./Planet Bike)
Amy Dombroski (Boulder, Colo./Schalmm p/b Primus)
Meredith Miller (Fort Collins, Colo./California Giant-Specialized)
Laura Van Gilder (Cresco, Pa./C3-Sollay)
Maureen Bruno-Roy (Arlington, Mass./MM Racing p/b Seven Cycles)
Danny Summerhill (Englewood, Colo./Garmin-Felt)
Luke Keough (Sandwich, Mass.)
Zach McDonald (Bainbridge Island, Wash./Stevens Classic Cycle)
Jerome Townsend (Princeton, Mass./Bikereg.com-JoeÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Garage)
Dave Hackworthy (Hudson, Wisc./Plan C)
Cody Kaiser (El Dorado Hills, Calif./Cal Giant)
Jeff Bahnson (Newark, De./Thule-Vandessel)
Skyler Trujillo (Fort Collins, Colo./Black Sheep)
Chris Wallace (Shawnee, Kan./KCCX-Verge)
Matt Spinks (Layton, N.J./Young Medalists-Team Dual Temp)