Haley out of Cyclo-cross World Championships


Colorado Springs, Colo. (Jan. 28, 2014) -- USA Cycling announced Tuesday that juniors rider Gavin Haley (Louisville, Ky./Red Zone Cycling Elite) will not race in this weekend's 2014 UCI Cyclo-cross World Championships, in Hoogerheide, Netherlands, due to injuries suffered in a training ride crash in Belgium.

Gavin Haley
Gavin Haley
“It is a big disappointment that Gavin won’t be able to join the team at this year’s World Championships," said USA Cycling Cyclo-cross Program Director Marc Gullickson.  "He is a valuable member of the team and a rider that has shown significant talent and aptitude at racing on the difficult European courses this season.  We will certainly miss him this year but I expect he will bounce back and be even stronger in the years to come.  The whole team wishes Gavin a quick recovery and we hope to see him back on the bike very soon."
Haley was a discretionary selection to the juniors men's team after placing 12th at 2014 USA Cycling Cyclo-cross National Championships on Jan. 12 in Boulder, Colo. His absence leaves the U.S with four riders to contest Saturday's juniors men's race at the world championships: Maxx Chance (Boulder, Colo./Clif Bar Development Cross Team), Peter Goguen (Hopedale, Mass./Race CF), Austin Vincent (Simsbury, Conn./Race CF) and Cooper Willsey (Hinesburg, Vt./Cannondale p/b Cyclocrossworld.com).
"When you want something so bad that it becomes all you think about, that is what cyclo-cross worlds is for me," Haley said. "I will be back many, many more times."
In addition to the juniors men's race, the elite women will also be racing for world titles on Saturday, while the U23 and elite men's races will be contested on Sunday.
2014 UCI Cyclo-cross World Championships
Hoogerheide, Netherlands - Feb. 1-2, 2014
U.S. Roster
Elite Women
Elle Anderson (San Francisco, Calif./California Giant Berry Farms-Specialized)
Crystal Anthony (Beverly, Mass./Team Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies)
Kaitlin Antonneau (Colorado Springs, Colo./Cannondale p/b Cyclocrossworld.com)
Katie Compton (Colorado Springs, Colo./Trek Cyclocross Collective)
Arley Kemmerer (Saylorsburg, Pa./Charm City Cycling LLC)
Meredith Miller (Boulder, Colo./California Giant Berry Farms-Specialized)
Elite Men
Tim Johnson (Topsfield, Mass./Cannondale p/b Cyclocrossworld.com)
Allen Krughoff (Boulder, Colo./Raleigh Clement)
Zach McDonald (Bainbridge Island, Wash./Rapha-Focus)
Jonathan Page (Northfield, N.H./Fuji-Spyoptics)
Jeremy Powers (Easthampton, Mass./ Rapha-Focus)
Ryan Trebon (Bend, Ore./Cannondale p/b Cyclocrossworld.com) 
U23 Men
Yannick Eckmann
(Boulder, Colo./California Giant Berry Farms-Specialized)
Cody Kaiser (El Dorado Hills, Calif./California Giant Berry Farms-Specialized)
Tobin Ortenblad (Santa Cruz, Calif./California Giant Berry Farms-Specialized).
Logan Owen (Bremerton, Wash./California Giant Berry Farms-Specialized)
Curtis White (Delanson, N.Y./Cannondale p/b Cyclocrossworld.com)
Juniors Men
Maxx Chance (Boulder, Colo./Clif Bar Development Cross Team)
Peter Goguen (Hopedale, Mass./Race CF)
Austin Vincent (Simsbury, Conn./Race CF)
Cooper Willsey (Hinesburg, Vt./Cannondale p/b Cyclocrossworld.com)

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