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USA Cycling Announces Long Team for 2019 Amgen Tour of California

Colorado Springs, Colo. - USA Cycling announced today the 10 riders on the long team to compete on the U.S. National Team at the 2019 Amgen Tour of California. This is the first time USA Cycling will be fielding a men’s team since the inaugural Tour of California. Among the riders are National Champions Travis McCabe (Denver, Colo; Floyd’s Cycling), Alex Hoehn (Lenexa, Kan.; Aevolo) and Justin Williams (Los Angeles; Legion of Los Angeles).

“The Amgen Tour of California is the biggest race on U.S. soil and we are happy to be able to give the opportunity to some of our up-and-coming riders to compete alongside the best in the world and gain valuable experience,” said Jeff Pierce, Director of Elite Athletics, Road and Track for USA Cycling.

“As we ride towards the 2020 Olympics, we will be looking for more opportunities like the Amgen Tour of California to showcase the U.S. National Team and the amazing depth of talent we have in our riders,” said USA Cycling President and CEO, Rob DeMartini, “There is nothing more inspiring than seeing our riders on the attack in their Red, White and Blue kits.”

USA Cycling Amgen Tour of California Long Team:

Alex Hoehn (Lenexa, Kan.; Aevolo)

-2018 U23 Road Race National Champion

-2019 Joe Martin Stage Race- 3rd Overall

Brendan Rhim (Greenville, S.C.; Arapahoe/Hincapie)

-2018 Joe Martin Stage Race- 2nd Place

Justin Williams (Los Angeles; Legion of Los Angeles)

-2018 Amateur Road National Champion- Road Race and Criterium     

Keegan Swirbul (Carbondale, Colo.; Floyd’s Pro Cycling)

-2019 Tour de Langkawi- 2nd place overall

-2018 Tour of Utah- 7th Place overall

Michael Hernandez (Clermont, Fla.; Aevolo)

-2018 Colorado Classic- 7th Place, Stage 1

-2017 Tour of Alberta, 4th Place, Stage 2

Miguel Bryon (Miami, Fla.; Arapahoe/Hincapie)

-2018 Amgen Tour of California- 5th Place, Stage 7

-2019 Tour de Normandie- 3rd Place, Stage 2

-2019 Circuit des Ardennes International- 2nd Place, Stage 4

Sam Boardman (Encinitas, Calif.; Wildlife Generation)

-2018 US Pro National Championships- 10th Place, ITT

Tanner Putt (Park City, Utah; Arapahoe/Hincapie)

-2018 Dwars door West-Vlaanderen – 11th place

-2017 Tour du Maroc- Winner, Stage 1

Travis McCabe (Denver, Colo.; Floyd’s Cyling)

-2017 US Pro Criterium National Champion

-2018 Colorado Classic- Winner, Stage 4

-2018 Tour of Utah- Winner, Stage 1 and Stage 3

Tyler Stites (Tuscon, Ariz.; Aevolo)

-2019 Joe Martin Stage Race- 7th Place Overall

-2019 Joe Martin Stage Race- 2nd Place, Stage 1

Support Staff:

Michael Sayers- Director Sportif

Michael Creed- Director Sportif 2

The 2019 Amgen Tour of California starts on May 12 in Sacramento and finishes May 18 in Pasadena. Throughout the seven day stage race, riders will traverse California on highways, coastlines and mountain roads. This year’s course features over 68,000 feet of elevation gain and an iconic Mt. Baldy summit finish on Stage 6.

Visit USACycling.org for more information on the athletes, events and membership programs, and follow @USACycling across all channels for the latest on Team USA. For more information on the 2019 Tour of California, visit: https://www.amgentourofcalifornia.com/

For more information, please contact Kelly Fox at kfox@usacycling.org or Guillermo Rojas at grojas@usacycling.org