Elite Cross Country Riders Look Towards London Olympics with Stop in Windham
American Woman Finishes Fifth in Czech Republic World Cup Race and American Man Gets Top 20 Finish as They Point to Windham
Windham, N.Y. – American Georgia Gould finished fifth in last weekend’s RockyRoads.net UCI Mountain Bike World Cup race in Nové Mesto na Morave (Czech Republic) while American Sam Schultz finished 20th, paving the way for them to make a real run at making the U.S. Olympic team and compete in London later this summer.
Both cross country riders expect to be in Windham when the World Cup series makes its only U.S. stop, June 28 – July 1.
“With the London Olympics coming up in August, U.S. and international riders will need to compete hard in Windham in June to make their teams and compete for their countries,” said Nick Bove, Windham World Cup Race Director. “This will make an already awesome event just a little bit more competitive and crazy. We can’t wait to once again host the best mountain bike riders in the world here in Windham.”
Windham is the eighth stop on a tour that also has visited Houffalize, Begium and will be visiting La Bresse, France; Val di Sole, Italy; Fort William, Britain; Mt. Sainte-Anne, Canada; Val d’Isere, France; and Hafjell, Norway.
For more information or to volunteer, visit www.race.windham.com.
If you can’t get to Windham, bring the action and thrills from Windham to you! Watch broadcasts of the UCI downhill and cross country races on Universal Sports Network on June 30 and July 1 at 6:30 pm EST (check local listings).
Source: Jonathan M. Pierce