Saturday, July 22, 2006

USA Cycling Names 2006 MTB Worlds Riders

USA Cycling has announced the full 60 person team for the 2006 UCI Mountain Bike World Championships that are scheduled for August 22-27 in Rotorua, New Zealand. The U.S. Team Roster is:

Elite Men’s Cross Country: *Jeremy Horgan-Kobelski (Boulder, Colo.), *Ryan Trebon (Ventura, Calif.), Adam Craig (Bend, Ore.), Jeremiah Bishop (Harrisonburg, Va.), Todd Wells (Durango, Colo.), Barry Wicks (Corvallis, Ore.), Michael Broderick (Chilmark, Mass.)

Elite Women’s Cross Country: *Mary McConneloug (Chilmark, Mass.), *Georgia Gould (Ketchum, Idaho), Shonny Vanlandingham (Durango, Colo.), Willow Koerber (Horseshoe, N.C.), Heather Irmiger (Boulder, Colo.), Sue Haywood (Davis, W. Va.), Dara Marks-Marino (Flagstaff, Ariz.)

Elite Men’s Downhill: *Duncan Riffle (Santa Barbara, Calif.), *Justin Havukainen (Castro Valley, Calif.), Cody Warren (Alpine, Calif.), Curtis Keene (Fremont, Calif.), Cole Bangert (Twin Lakes, Colo.), Christopher Herndon (Etowah, N.C.), Luke Strobel (Renton, Wash.)

Elite Women’s Downhill: *Tara Llanes (Los Alamitos, Calif.), *Jackie Harmony (Tucson, Ariz.), Melissa Buhl (Chandler, Ariz.)

Elite Men’s 4-Cross: *Brian Lopes (San Clemente, Calif.), *Chris Powell (San Diego, Calif.), *Rich Houseman (Temecula, Calif.), *Eric Carter (Winchester, Calif.), Cody Warren (Alpine, Calif.), Make Haderer (Concord, Calif.), Lars Sternberg (Vashon, Wash.)

Elite Women’s 4-Cross: *Jill Kintner (Seattle, Wash.), *Tara Llanes (Los Alamitos, Calif.), *Melissa Buhl (Chandler, Ariz.), *Jessica Vogt (Boulder, Colo.), Leanna Gerrard (Lake Tapps, Wash.)

*Denotes Automatic Selection

Congratulations to all and if you are thinking about attending the UCI Worlds and have never been to New Zealand, I heartily recommend it. I used to work there and it is a spectacular country.

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