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Nail-biting breakaways, impossibly steep climbs, technical descents, and assertive attacks on the pack. Check out Team USA riders competing in Time Trials, Road Races, and Criteriums, and the programs that help Team USA dominate international events.

USA Cycling National Team

Women's Team

Amber Neben

Coryn Rivera

Emma White

Lauren Stephens

Megan Guarnier

Skylar Schneider

Tayler Wiles

Men's Team

Brandon McNulty

Ian Garrison

Joey Rosskopf

Larry Warbasse

Neilson Powless

Tejay van Garderen

Support Programs

Hard work does pay off. USA Cycling is proud to support high-performing athletes with financial, technological, and logistical programs that allow them to focus their efforts even further.

Athletes qualify for different levels of support -- Gold, Silver, Bronze, and National Development Team -- based on results. 

Program Qualification Guidelines and Benefits

Development Pathways


Scroll down or click on the links for information on Regional Talent ID Camps.

Key Events

Women's Key Events

Elite Women EventLocationJunior Development EventLocation
Worlds Course ReconAUTWorlds Course Preview CampNOR
Pan American ChampionshipsARGTrofeo Binda NCupITA
Tour of CaliforniaUSAGent Wevelgem NCupBEL
Thuringen Ladies TourGERHealth Aging Tour NCupHOL
Chrono GatineauCANOmloop V. Borsele NCupHOL
Chrono Kristin ArmstrongUSAPan American ChampionshipsARG
Post Tour KermessesNEDWatersley Ladies ChallengeNED
La Route de FranceFRAChrono ChampenoisFRA
Veenedaal ClassicBELWorld ChampionshipsNOR
Trophee d'Or FemininFRATeam Building CampUSA
Boels Ladies TourNED
Lotto Belgium TourBEL
Chrono ChampenoisFRA
World ChampionshipsAUT
ITT Camp IUSA
ITT Camp IIUSA
ITT Camp IIIUSA

Men's Key Events

U23 Road EventJunior Development -

[Tentative schedule]

Istrian Spring TrophyGent Wevelgem*
Classic Prep CampSter van Zuid Limburg
Gent Wevelgem*Paris Roubaix*
Triptyque des Monts et ChateauxCourse de la Paix*
Ronde van Vlaanderen U23Internationale Junioren Driedaagse
Liege - Bastogne - Liege*Tour du Pays de Vaud*
ZLM Tour*Omloop de Maasvallei
Pan American ChampionshipsTrofeo Karlsberg*
Rhone Alpes Isere TourTour de l'Abitibi*
Ronde van Overjissel15-16 EU Race Camp
Ronde de l'IsardG.P. Ruebliland
Circuit de WallonieRoad World Championships
GP Priessnitz*
Altitude Training Camp
USA Cycling U23 National Championships
Tour de l'Avenir*
GP Wallonie
Raifessen
U23 ITT World Championships
U23 RR World Championships
*Nations Cup event

For information on how to qualify or get nominated for event team participation, sponsorship programs, and other requirements, please visit the International Events page.

Regional Talent ID Camps

Camp Purpose

The mission of USA Cycling's Regional Talent ID Camps is to Provide USA Cycling with Jr. Talent Evaluations while Offering Athletes a Pathway to Develop Their Cycling Ability. Our Talent ID Camps are the first step for young male and female athletes to enter into the USA Cycling development pipeline, providing them guidance and development towards their cycling future. USA Cycling Regional Talent ID Camps are for athletes racing age 14 to 19 years and attendees should have some racing experience.

The primary goal of the Talent ID Camps is to recognize athletes who, at an early age, show signs of potential future success in cycling. Receiving instruction from some of USA Cycling’s finest coaches, the camps also provide the necessary framework to improve the athletes skillset, thus progressing their cycling development. Regional Talent ID Camps provide vital input towards selecting riders for international competition and/or a national camp. 80 percent of athletes invited to our National Talent ID Camp have attended a Regional Talent ID Camp.

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Why Should You Attend a USA Cycling Regional Talent ID Camp? 

Talent ID Camp Alumni Take National Mountain Bike Titles

Road Talent ID Camps  
DateLocationManagerSelection Race
June 4-9N. Arizona Univ (Flagstaff, AZ)Barney Kingl'abitibi
June 11-16School of Mines (Denver, CO)Jon Heidemanl'abitibi
June 10-15Furhman Univ (Greenville, SC) -SOLD OUT-Rusty Millerl'abitibi
June 16-21Cal Lutheran (Thousand Oaks, CA) -SOLD OUT-Kevin DessartTour of Ireland
June 16-21New England (Umass Amherst)Kyle WolfeTour of Ireland

*The June 4-9 Flagstaff camp is open to junior males racing age 17-18 only who hold a USAC racing license of cat 3 or above. A team of six will be selected from the camp to participate in the 2017 Tour De l’Abitibi (July 17-23). This selection camp will be limited to 23 riders. For more info contact Barney King at barneykcoaching@aol.com or by phone at 602-410-4358. All other Tour de l'Abitibi selections camps are open to Junior athletes race age 14-19, however only 17-18 yr old males can be choose to race the Tour de l'abitibi. Each camp will select a team of six (6) riders to participate at the Tour de l'Abitibi. Athletes will be responsible for all fees associated with travel, lodging, and racing the Tour de l'abitibi. For more information, please contact the camp manager for the camp you are interested in attending. New: Two of our camps (CA and New England) will be selecting riders to race in the 2017 Tour of Ireland (July 11-17). Currently we plan to select two teams of four (4) riders to participate in the Tour of Ireland. Athletes will be responsible for all fees associated with travel, lodging, and racing the Tour of Ireland. For more information, please contact the camp manager for the camp you are interested in attending. 

Camp Features

While all camps aim to provide athletes with equivalent learning opportunities, each camp has a uniqueness all to its own. To find out more about the features of each camp, click here.

At all road camps, a proprietary USA Cycling Power Application is used to measure athlete’s average power and power/weight ratio from two field test, regardless if athlete has a power meter or not. The power numbers are one factor used to help select athletes invited to the USA Cycling National Camp. View Power Numbers from our previous camp field tests HERE.

Learn more about our camps from USA Cycling Junior Program Manager Billy Innes in the video below:

Registration

Registration for the USA Cycling Regional Talent ID Camps is now available. To register for a camp, sign in to your USA Cycling account and click on the "Register for an Event" button. There you will find all the camps that currently offer online registration. Please keep in mind that the June 16-21 Flagstaff Camp is a l'Abitibi selection camp and open only to 17-18 cat 3-and-above junior male athletes. Registration for each camp closes one week prior to that camp's start.

How to Automatically Qualify for the USA Cycling Development Camps

Please note that qualification procedures may change for 2017. Consider the following a guide only.

To ensure the safety of all camp participants and to maximize the learning opportunities for all, there is a minimum standard of on-the-bike competency that all camp participants must satisfy. 

Road camps are available to athletes with a minimum race age of 14 and no older than racing age 19. 

Cross-country mountain bike camps will be limited to riders who are a minimum racing age of 14 years old and no older than racing age 19. Athletes that are automatically eligible to participate in the camps meet one or more of the following standards contingent on space being available in the desired camp:

  1. Participated in the 2016 or prior Regional Camp program.
  2. Carry a valid 2017 collegiate racing license (men, D, C, or B and women, C or B) and are under the racing age of 21 in 2016. (Exception would be cross-country mountain bike camps).
  3. Finish in the top five in a USA Cycling Road Development Race Series race (15/16 or 17/18 category) since June 1, 2015. Athletes 14 years old must qualify through the 15/16 category. Results in the 13/14 category will not be counted.
  4. Finish in the top five in an AMBC race (Category 2, 15/16 or 17/18 category) since June 1, 2015. Athletes that are 14 years old must qualify through the 15/16 category. Results in the 13/14 category will not be counted.
  5. Finish in the top 10 in the road race, time trial, or criterium event at the 2015 or 2016 Junior Road National Championships. 13/14, 15/16, and 17/18 results will be considered.
  6. Finish in the top 10 in the cross-country at the 2016 Junior Mountain Bike National Championships in the 13/14, 15/16 or 17/18 age groups in category 2.
  7. For road camps, athletes must carry a current USA Cycling racing license as a minimum Category 4 and be a minimum race age of 14. For MTB camps, athletes must carry a current USA Cycling racing license as a minimum Category 3 and be a minimum race age of 14.
  8. Represented the United States in international competition in 2016.

If you do not meet the automatic qualification standards, you can petition the camp manager to be admitted into the camp. Please send an email (click on the camp manager's name in the table above) listing your race results and reasons that you should be allowed in the camp. For instance, if your area has no USA Cycling Road Development Race Series or AMBC races, you should include that information.

Camp Pricing/Cancellation/Change/Refund Policy 

Camps range from $550-$850, depending on the camp and time of registration.

Type of CampRegular (More than 30 days out)Late (Less than 30 days out)
Road and MTB ID$750$850

 

Scholarships

Financial aid for the Talent ID Camps may be available from the USA Cycling Foundation's High Performance Grants for those who qualify.

Refunds

Refunds for cancellations will be issued according to the following schedule. The refund period is based on the first day of the camp for which you are registered.

  • 14 days or fewer, no refund
  • 15-30 days, 25% refund
  • 31-60 days, 50% refund
  • 61 or more days, 75% refund

After registration, if the rider decides to change camps, a $100 change fee will be instituted. If USA Cycling cancels a camp, riders can change camps with no penalty or receive a refund. To change camps please contact the Athlete Development Director.

Testimonials

“The talent ID camps are a great way to expedite development in the very important junior years. These seasons are where the fundamentals of cycling are of the upmost importance, which the camps teach extremely well”.  Alex Darville - Bontrager

“Without the USAC Talent ID Camp I attended in the Summer/Fall of 2009 I don't know how far I would have gone in cycling. The opportunities that have come from being involved with the USAC Talent Pipe Line have been life changing from an on the bike/off the bike stand point! I highly recommend attending these Talent ID Camps to whoever wants to get the attention of USAC and get involved in the USAC Development Pipeline.” Eamon Lucas – Cal Giant

“As a junior rider who dreamt of competing at the highest levels of the sport, participation in the USA Cycling Talent ID camp at Flagstaff, AZ provided instrumental gains toward achieving that goal. First, I developed a greater understanding of the fundamentals of the sport like caravan and pack skills, race strategy, and the basics of nutrition. Second, I deepened a relationship with USA Cycling through its staff and coaches that led to opportunities further down the road.” Stephen Leece - Jamis Hagens Berman

“The Talent ID camp I went to when I was 16 years of age was the first stepping stone to where I am  now in my life of cycling. The camp puts you face to face with the family of USA Cycling, which allows you to become more than a name on a piece of paper or email. They can now see beyond just your talent or numbers, and on to who you are as a person. It can simply be life changing, as I realized a few days ago that I'm headed over to Europe this spring for the sixth year in a row to race for the USA.” Ryan Eastman - Bontrager

“The Talent ID camps really gave me the chance to learn a lot about being a great cyclist on and off the bike. These camps are key to getting into the USAC pipeline which has developed me and many of my fellow teammates into some of the best cyclists out there.” Logan Owen – Cal Giant

“USA Cycling helped me get to where I am today and the great program is only getting better”.  Alexey Vermeulen - BMC Devo

“If you want to go anywhere in the sport of cycling, go to to a USA Cycling Talent ID Camp. It's where everything starts. I attended the Flagstaff Camp, run by Barney King when I was fourteen and I owe everything to it. Without the Development Program, I don't know if I would be racing my bike competitively. Now I have been to ten countries and get to ride my bike every day.” Geoffrey Curran – Bissell Devo

“I would highly recommend going to a Regional Talent ID camp.  Not only will it provide the opportunity to showcase your talent, but you will meet people that will become lifelong friends.  I went to one when I was 14 years old and I can say without a doubt I wouldn't be where I am today without USA Cycling and it all started at the ID camp.  It's a week of fun and learning how to ride your bike.  Don't let this once in a lifetime pass you by because you have one shot to reach your goal! Make it count.” Nate Brown - Bontrager

“The USA Cycling ID camp was the first time I saw a clear path on how to get to the top of the sport, with the right resources and the support of USA Cycling nothing can hold you back.” Chris Butler – Champion System

Contact

If you have any questions, please contact the Coaching Education and Athlete Development Director at USA Cycling.

Staff: Road Elite Athletics

Greg
Henderson

Endurance Performance Director
Background

As an Endurance Performance Director, Greg coordinates all of the performance needs of America’s top cyclists. In his role, Greg has a wealth of experience to draw from.  He was a professional cyclist for 20 years, finishing 11 grand tours and competing in five Olympic Games. A native of New Zealand, Henderson was successful on both the road and track, winning 17 National Championships, a Commonwealth Games gold medal, and a World Championship. Henderson holds a Bachelor of Physical Education from the University of Otago, New Zealand and has been coaching athletes since 2014.  Greg lives in Boulder, Colorado.

CONTACT

Jack
Seehafer

Women's Endurance Program Manager
Background

Jack manages the women’s road program for USA Cycling and has more than 12 years experience as a UCI Certified Team Director specializing in International Women's Team Management at the Olympic and World Class levels. Career highlights include directing for a gold medal win at the 2016 Rio Olympics, nine medals at World Championships, and several wins in world class events. Jack lives in Erie, Colorado.

CONTACT

Nate
Wilson

U23 Program Manager
Background

Nate leads the men’s road under-23 program for USA Cycling.  Nate grew up racing on the road as a junior, and came up the ranks as an under-23. He spent much of his u23 career racing in Europe with the USA Cycling National Development program, while pursuing a degree in Integrated Physiology at the University of Colorado.  Based out of Boulder, Colorado, Nate spends much of his time managing the team in Europe.

CONTACT

Billy
Innes

Junior Program Manager
Background

Billy manages USA Cycling’s junior men’s road program based primarily out of USAC’s European base in Sittard, Netherlands. In his role since 2011, almost every current American professional male road cyclist has come through Billy’s programs at some point. When not driving the team car at the EU base, Billy can be found in Menlo Park, California.

CONTACT

Kristin
Armstrong

Endurance Performance Director
Background

As an Endurance Performance Director, Kristin coordinates all of the performance needs of America’s top cyclists. If anyone knows what it takes to win, it’s Kristin.  She is the only female U.S. athlete to win the same individual event (time trial) in three consecutive Olympic Games, taking home the Gold in Beijing 2008, London 2012 and Rio 2016. She is a two-time World Champion and has won six U.S. National Championships. Armstrong Savola holds a B.S. in Exercise Physiology from the University of Idaho and still lives in Boise, Idaho.

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