USA Cycling Announces Roster for Mountain Bike Marathon Worlds

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USA Cycling announces roster for Mountain Bike Marathon Worlds

Colorado Springs, Colo. – USA Cycling announced today the roster of athletes that will represent the United States at the 20010 UCI Mountain Bike Marathon World Championships in St. Wendel, Germany on August 8. Two men and two women are set to compete for the U.S. in the 107-kilometer event later this summer.

Accepting discretionary nominations to contest the men’s event are Jeremiah Bishop (Harrisonburg, Va./Cannondale Factory Racing) and Burke Swindelhurst (Salt Lake City, Utah/Team Give-Blackbottoms). Bishop, a long-successful American rider, is a former USA Cycling Mountain Bike Marathon National Champion and placed fourth at this year’s event. Swindlehurst finished just behind Bishop in fifth at the recent marathon national championships in Breckenridge, Colo.

Krista Park (Madison, S.D./Cannondale-incycle.com) qualified automatically for the women’s squad with a third place finish at this year’s Mountain Bike Marathon National Championships. A discretionary selection, Sonya Looney (Boulder, Colo./Topeak Ergon) will join her in suiting up for the U.S. after winning the Baily Hundo Marathon and placing eighth at the marathon mountain bike national championships.

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UCI Mountain Bike Marathon World Championships
St. Wendel, Germany
August 8, 2010

Men’s Team
Jeremiah Bishop (Harrisonburg, Va./Cannondale Factory Racing)

Burke Swindelhurst (Salt Lake City, Utah/Team Give-Blackbottoms)

Women’s Team
Krista Park (Madison, S.D./Cannondale-incycle.com)

Sonya Looney (Boulder, Colo./Topeak Ergon)

Photo caption: After placing fourth and fifth at the recent USA Cycling Mountain Bike Marathon National Championships, Jeremiah Bishop and Burke Swindelhurst will represent the United States at the UCI Mountain Bike Marathon World Championships in Germany in early August.

Photo credit: USA Cycling/Liam Doran

About USA Cycling

Recognized by the United States Olympic Committee and the Union Cycliste Internationale, USA Cycling is the official governing body for all disciplines of competitive cycling in the United States, including road, track, mountain bike, BMX and cyclo-cross. As a membership-based organization, USA Cycling comprises 66,500+ licensees; 2,200 clubs and teams; and 34 local associations. The national governing body sanctions 2,650 competitive and non-competitive events throughout the U.S. each year and is responsible for the identification, development, and support of American cyclists. To learn more about USA Cycling, visit www.usacycling.org.

Source:

Andrea Smith

Director of Communication

USA Cycling

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