Six elite men earn nominations to world championship 'cross team

Colorado Springs, Colo. (January 9, 2007)— USA Cycling announced today automatic and discretionary nominations in the elite men’s category for the 2007 UCI Cyclo-cross World Championships scheduled for January 27-28 in Hooglede-Gits, Belgium.  Three athletes met automatic qualification criteria, while three more earned discretionary picks.

The top-three men ranked in the top 50 of the latest UCI standings – Ryan Trebon (Ventura, Calif./Kona), Tim Johnson (Middleton, Mass./Cyclocrossworld.com) and Barry Wicks (Corvallis, Ore./Kona) – all met the first condition with a top-50 international ranking.  Trebon also captured a national title at last month’s USA Cycling Cyclo-cross National Championships and won the overall Crank Brothers U.S. Gran Prix of Cyclo-cross series.  Ranked 19th in the world, Trebon joins Johnson and Wicks who are ranked 31st and 47th respectively.

Discretionary picks include Jonathan Page (Northfield, N.H./Cervelo), Erik Tonkin (Portland, Ore./Kona) and Tristan Schouten (Sheboygan, Wis./Trek-Volkswagen).  Page and Tonkin have each posted impressive results in Europe this season with Page scoring a second-place finish at Nordzeecross, a UCI category-two race in Middelekerke, Belgium last month and Tonkin placing 16th at a similar event in St. Niklaas, Belgium.  Schouten’s success this season was all domestic based with a 15th-place finish at the national championships and several top-ten finishes in UCI-sanctioned races throughout America.

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