USA Cycling names roster for 2010 Track World Championships

Colorado Springs, Colo. (March 5, 2010) – USA Cycling announced today the eight-person U.S. roster for the upcoming UCI Track World Championships in Copenhagen, Denmark, March 24-28.

As the defending world champion in the individual pursuit, 19-year-old Taylor Phinney (Boulder, Colo./Trek-Livestrong) earned an automatic nomination to the men’s squad. The 2009 world championships in Poland saw Phinney become the first American male to win an elite world title on the track in 13 years. In addition to defending his pursuit title, he will also contest the Omnium event in Copenhagen.

Rounding out the men’s squad will be discretionary nominees Daniel Holloway (Morgan Hill, Calif./Bissell), Colby Pearce (Boulder, Colo./Big Shark Bicycle p/b THF Realty), and Giddeon Massie (Cypress, Calif./Bike Religion). Holloway will contest the Scratch Race and then team up with Pearce for the Madison. Massie will compete in the Sprint and Kilometer Time Trial. 

Sarah Hammer
(Temecula, Calif.) received the only automatic nomination to the women’s squad by clocking a 3:27 to win the individual pursuit at the World Cup in Cali, Colombia earlier this season. The two-time world champion will compete for a third rainbow jersey in the individual pursuit and will also contest the Omnium event.

Discretionary nominees Lauren Tamayo (Asheville, N.C./Peanut Butter & Co. Twenty 12) and Dotsie Bausch (Irvine, Calif./ATF-Empower Coaching Systems) will then join Hammer for the Team Pursuit event. Also receiving a nomination to the women’s team is Shelley Evans (Scotts Valley, Calif./Peanut Butter & Co. Twenty 12). Evans, who is fresh off the overall win at the Women’s Tour of New Zealand, will compete in the Points Race and Scratch Race in Copenhagen.

Be sure to stay tuned to www.usacycling.org for race updates and a photo gallery from the event.

For more information about the 2010 UCI Track World Championships, please visit the event’s website by clicking here.

2010 UCI Track World Championships
Copenhagen, Denmark
March 24-28, 2010


Men

Taylor Phinney (Boulder, Colo./Trek-Livestrong) – Individual Pursuit, Omnium
Daniel Holloway (Morgan Hill, Calif./Bissell)– Scratch Race, Madison
Colby Pearce (Boulder, Colo./Big Shark Bicycle p/b THF Realty) - Madison
Giddeon Massie(Cypress, Calif./Bike Religion) – Sprint, Kilo

Women

Sarah Hammer (Temecula, Calif.)– Individual Pursuit, Omnium, Team Pursuit
Lauren Tamayo (Asheville, N.C./Peanut Butter & Co. Twenty 12)– Team Pursuit
Dotsie Bausch (Irvine, Calif./ATF-Empower Coaching Systems) – Team Pursuit
Shelley Evans (Scotts Valley, Calif./Peanut Butter & Co. Twenty 12) – Points Race, Scratch

Photo: Shelley Evans, who is fresh off the overall win at the Women's Tour of New Zealand, will ride in the Points Race and the Scratch Race in Copenhagen.



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