(May 27, 2015) – USA Cycling announced Wednesday the men’s and women’s BMX, mountain bike, road and track rosters for the 2015 Pan American Games, which will be held July 10-26 in Toronto.
Nic Long will represent Team USA at the Pan American Games in Toronto. (photo by Philip Beckman)
The 17-member team is made up of five automatic bids, 11 coaching staff nominations and one athlete discretionary petition.
Held every four years, the 17-day Pan American Games features competition in 36 sports between 41 countries from North and South America.
The U.S. Pan American Cycling Team is subject to approval by the United States Olympic Committee.
Team USA roster:
Connor Fields (Henderson, Nev./Chase-Monster)*
Nic Long (Lakeside, Calif./Haro Bikes)*
Alise Post (St. Could, Minn./Factory Redline)*
Felecia Stancil (Lake Villa, Ill./GT Bicycles)
Men’s Mountain Bike
Stephen Ettinger (Bozeman, Mont./Team SHO-AIR-Cannondale)*
Spencer Paxson (Bellingham, Wash./Kona Bicycles Factory Team)
Women’s Mountain Bike
Kate Courtney (Kentfield, Calif./Specialized Factory Racing)
Erin Huck (Boulder, Colo./SCOTT-3Rox Racing)*
Eric Marcotte (Scottsdale, Ariz./Team SmartStop) – Road Race & Time Trial
Kelly Catlin (Arden Hills, Minn./NorthStar Development) – Time Trial
Lauren Tamayo (Asheville, N.C./UnitedHealthcare) – Road Race
Ruth Winder (Lafayette, Calif./UnitedHealthcare) – Road Race
Matt Baranoski (Perkasie, Pa./Custon Velo) – Team Sprint, Sprint, Keirin
David Espinoza (Wellington, Fla.) – Team Sprint
Danny Robertson (Colorado Springs, Colo.)^ – Team Sprint^, Sprint^, Keirin
Kelly Catlin (Arden Hills, Minn./NorthStar Development) – Team Pursuit
Sarah Hammer (Colorado Springs, Colo.) – Omnium, Team Pursuit
Lauren Tamayo (Asheville, N.C./UnitedHealthcare) – Team Pursuit
Jennifer Valente (San Diego, Calif./TWENTY16 p/b SHO-AIR) – Team Pursuit
Ruth Winder (Lafayette, Calif./UnitedHealthcare) – Team Pursuit
*Automatic bid – Automatic bids are determined based on USA Cycling team selection criteria.
^Athlete discretionary petition – If positions remain after automatic criteria have been exhausted, then athletes may be nominated to the 2015 U.S. Pan American Team by the USA Cycling Selection Committee via athlete discretionary petition, following USA Cycling’s Principles of Athlete Selection.
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