Ten more junior athletes set to return to Europe for six races

Colorado Springs, Colo. (April 29, 2007)—USA Cycling announced today the 10-member Junior National Team that will return to Europe to represent the United States at several upcoming races alongside some of the world’s best 17- and 18-year-old cyclists.
The group of talented young riders will compete in six events – Wortegem-Petegem on May 3 in Belgium, the Course de la Paix in the Czech Republic, May 9-13, the Ronde van Axel, May 18-20 in the Netherlands, Three Days of East Flanders in Belgium, May 26-28, the Tour de Condroz in Belgium on June 3 and the Pays de Vaud, June 7-10 in Switzerland.

The following riders have been named to the team:
Grant Van Horn (Bakersfield, Calif.)            
Jens Brabbit (Winona, Minn.)               
Benjamin Barsi-Rhyne (Los Gatos, Calif.)   
Joseph Rosskopf (Decatur, Ga.)        
Zachary Hockett (Columbia, Mo.)           
Carter Jones (Maplewood, N.J.)
Nick Bax (Bethesda, Md.)
Taylor Phinney (Boulder, Colo.)
David Talbott (Signal Mountain, Tenn.) 
Benjamin King (Charlottesville, Va.)    
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