Friday, June 06, 2008

Jeremiah Bishop, Georgia Gould, Lea Davison nominated to rep USA at UCI MTB World's.

USA Cycling fills out MTB worlds team

Posted Jun. 6, 2008

USA Cycling on Friday announced the 37 remaining athletes nominated to represent the US at the 2008 UCI Mountain Bike World Championships July 15-22 in Val di Sole, Italy.

With only a little more than two months remaining until the Olympic Games in Beijing, American cross country athletes will square off against fellow hopefuls from across the globe in the only Olympic discipline of off-road cycling. Six men and seven women have been nominated to the elite cross country squad.

Adam Craig received the only automatic nomination to the men's team as a top-15 ranked American male in the UCI rankings. He is joined by Jeremy Horgan-Kobelski, Todd Wells, Jeremiah Bishop, Michael Broderick and Sam Schultz, who all received discretionary nominations.

On the women's side, our gal Georgia Gould and Mary McConneloug were automatically nominated - Gould by virtue of her podium performances at UCI World Cup events this year in Houffalize and Madrid and McConneloug due to her eighth-place UCI ranking. Heather Irmiger, Willow Koerber, Sue Haywood, Lea Davison and Kelli Emmett all received discretionary nominations based upon international results.

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