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Team USA

USA Cycling Names 2018 UCI Road World Championships Team- Juniors and U23

(September 5, 2018) – USA Cycling announced today the athletes that will represent the United States in both the Junior and U23 Time Trial and Road Race at the 2018 UCI Road World Championships taking place in Innsbruck-Tirol, Austria 23-30 September 2018.

Among the competitors are several 2018 National Champions, crowned at the USA Cycling National Championships in Knoxville, Tenn. and Hagerstown Md.: Katie Clouse (Park City, Utah; DNA Cycling), Abigail Youngwerth (Boise, Idaho; Sho-Air Twenty-Twenty Development), Riley Sheehan (Boulder, Colo.; Lux Cycling), Gage Hecht (Parker, Colo.; Aevolo Cycling), Jonathan Brown (Knoxville, Tenn; Hagens Berman Axeon), and Alex Hoehn (Lenexa, Kan.; Aevolo Cycling).

“We have an exceptional group of Junior and U23 athletes ready to go for road worlds this year,” Said Jeff Pierce, Director of Elite Athletics, Road and Track. “They have been producing some impressive international results all summer and I have no doubt they will continue that trend in Austria against the world’s best. We will be very excited to see them pull on the stars and stripes jerseys in a few weeks and show the world what they can do.”

The Team USA roster is as follows:

Individual Time Trial

Junior Women:

Abigail Youngwerth* (Boise, Idaho; Sho-Air Twenty-Twenty Development)

Jasmine Soh (Olympia, Wash.; V.C. Cascade/Slocum Center)

Junior Men:

Riley Sheehan* (Boulder, Colo.; Lux Cycling)

Michael Garrison (Decatur, Ga.; Holowesko/Citadel pb Hincapie Racing)

U23 Men:

Gage Hecht* (Parker, Colo.; Aevolo Cycling)

Brandon McNulty* (Phoenix, Ariz.; Rally Cycling)


Junior Women:

Katie Clouse* (Park City, Utah; DNA Cycling)

Abigail Youngwerth (Boise, Idaho; Sho-Air Twenty-Twenty Development)

Jasmine Soh (Olympia Wash.; V.C. Cascade/Slocum Center)

Gabrielle Lehnert (Eugene, Ore.; Amy D. Foundation)

Junior Men:

Quinn Simmons* (Durango, Colo.; Lux Cycling)

Andrew Vollmer* (Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif.; Lux Cycling)

Sean Quinn (Sherman Oaks, Calif.; Lux Cycling)

Riley Sheehan (Boulder, Colo.; Lux Cycling)

Kevin Vermaerke (Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif; Lux Cycling)

Kendrick Boots (Centennial, Colo.; Aevolo Cycling)

U23 Men:

Jonathan Brown* (Knoxville, Tenn; Hagens Berman Axeon)

Alex Hoehn* (Lenexa, Kan.; Aevolo Cycling)

Brandon McNulty (Phoenix, Ariz.; Rally Cycling)

Sean Bennett (El Cerrito, Calif.; Hagens Berman Axeon)

Neilson Powless (Roseville, Calif.; Team Lotto NL – Jumbo)

Automatic qualifiers are noted with an asterisk (*).

Note: William Barta automatically qualified for the U23 Men’s Road Race but declined his nomination.

The USA Cycling 2018 Road World Championships selection criteria for Junior Men and Women is available here

, the selection criteria for U23 Men is available here

To cheer for Team USA at the 2018 World Championships, please follow @UCI_Cycling and @USACyclingLIVE on Twitter. For more about the 2018 UCI Road World Championships, please visit the event website at https://www.innsbruck-tirol2018.com/.

Please contact Kelly Fox with questions at apalermo@usacycling.org

About USA Cycling (usacycling.org)

USA Cycling is the national governing body for the sport of cycling in the United States and oversees the disciplines of road, track, mountain bike, cyclocross, and BMX. With a mission to develop the sport of cycling in the United States at all levels and to achieve sustained international racing success, USA Cycling supports enthusiasts just beginning in the sport to seasoned professionals. The organization administers the identification, development, and selection of cyclists to represent the United States in international competition, and equally important is its support of amateur bike racing through grassroots development programs and the provision of critical infrastructure to run organized racing. Recently, USA Cycling broadened its mission to support enthusiasts and the events in which they participate like gran fondos and fun rides.

USA Cycling is headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colo., at the center of U.S. Olympic movement with peer institutions such as the United States Olympic Committee, U.S. Anti-Doping Agency, and dozens of other U.S. National Governing Bodies. USA Cycling began in 1920 as The Amateur Bicycle League of America and evolved through the decades to become United States Cycling Federation in 1975 and ultimately USA Cycling, Inc. in 1995. USA Cycling's roughly 60,000 members are comprised of racers and cyclists of all ages and abilities, coaches, officials, mechanics, and race directors.