Mountain West Regional Riders Picked for USA Cycling World Championships Team

Allie Dragoo at the Tour of Utah Womens Edition 2015. She will race the USA Pro Challenge in Colorodo in 2015. Photo by Dave Iltis
Allie Dragoo (in yellow) at the Tour of Utah Womens Edition 2015. She will race for Team USA in the upcoming World Road Race Championships in Richmond, VA. Photo by Dave Iltis

2015 UCI Road World Championships rosters named
(Sept. 4, 2015) – USA Cycling announced Friday the first 29 members of the 2015 UCI Road World Championships roster, naming 16 men and 13 women who make up the elite, U23 and juniors road race and time trial teams. Riders with Utah ties include new Utah resident Allie Dragoo, and Utah native Tayler Wiles (now of Fairfax, CA). They will ride on the elite women's squad.  Additionally, Pocatello's Colin Joyce will race in the U-23 road race. Boise's Kristin Armstrong will represent the US in the elite women's time trial. Cortlan Brown will ride the team time trial for Astellas Cycling Team. Team Time Trial Start lists and Results here (2016 (Allie Dragoo) 5th, Pepper Palace (Tina Pic) 12th, BMW (Breanne Nalder) 13th.)

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Breanne Nalder (DNA Cycling), Tina Pic, and Allie Dragoo will be racing the Team Time Trial. Nalder will ride for BMW p/b Happy Tooth Dental and Dragoo for Twenty16. Pic will ride for Pepper Palace.
USA Cycling will name the remaining elite men’s road race and time trial spots prior to the UCI mandated deadline of Sept. 11.

The 2015 UCI Road World Championships will run Sept. 20-27 in Richmond, Va. This is the first UCI Road World Championships held on American soil since the 1986 edition in Colorado Springs, Colo.

Sixteen of the allotted 37 road race and time trial spots are automatic bids, while Carmen Small (Durango, Colo./Bigla Pro Cycling Team) earned a women’s individual time trial bid by winning the Continental Championship in May.

Team USA roster:

Elite Men – Road Race
Brent Bookwalter (Asheville, N.C./BMC Racing Team)
Tyler Farrar (Seattle, Wash./MTN-Qhubeka)
Alex Howes (Boulder, Colo./Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling)
Ben King (North Garden, Va./Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling)
Taylor Phinney (Boulder, Colo./BMC Racing Team)
(Final spot to be named by Sept. 11)

Elite Men – Individual Time Trial
Taylor Phinney (Boulder, Colo./BMC Racing Team)
(Final spot to be named by Sept. 11)

Elite Women – Road Race
Allie Dragoo (Grand Rapids, Mich./TWENTY16 p/b SHO-AIR)
Megan Guarnier (Queensbury, N.Y./Boels Dolmans Cycling Team)*
Shelley Olds (Gilroy, Calif./Ale Cipollini)*
Coryn Rivera (Tustin, Calif./UnitedHealthcare)*
Lauren Stephens (Dallas, Texas/Team TIBCO-SVB)
Evelyn Stevens (San Francisco, Calif./Boels Dolmans Cycling Team)*
Tayler Wiles (Fairfax, Calif./Velocio-SRAM)

Elite Women – Individual Time Trial
Kristin Armstrong (Boise, Idaho/TWENTY16 p/b SHO-AIR)*
Carmen Small (Durango, Colo./Bigla Pro Cycling Team)^
Evelyn Stevens (San Francisco, Calif./Boels Dolmans Cycling Team)*

U23 Men – Road Race
Greg Daniel (Englewood, Colo./Axeon Cycling Team)
Daniel Eaton (Mesa, Ariz./Axeon Cycling Team)
Colin Joyce (Pocatello, Idaho/California Giant Berry Farms-Specialized)*
Logan Owen (Bremerton, Wash./Axeon Cycling Team)
Tyler Williams (Santa Rosa, Calif./BMC Development Team)

U23 Men – Individual Time Trial
Greg Daniel (Englewood, Colo./Axeon Cycling Team)
Daniel Eaton (Mesa, Ariz./Axeon Cycling Team)*

Junior Men – Road
Chris Blevins (Durango, Colo./Team Specialized Racing)
Jonny Brown (Covington, Tenn./Hot Tubes Development Cycling Team)*
Adrien Costa (Bend, Ore./California Giant Berry Farms-Specialized)*
Jack Maddux (Fresno, Calif./Hot Tubes Development Cycling Team)*
Brandon McNulty (Phoenix, Ariz./LUX-Specialized by Cynergy)*
Ethan Reynolds (Boise, Idaho/Hot Tubes Development Cycling Team)

Junior Men – Individual Time Trial
Adrien Costa (Bend, Ore./California Giant Berry Farms-Specialized)*
Brandon McNulty (Phoenix, Ariz./LUX-Specialized by Cynergy)*
Junior Women – Road Race
Chloe Dygert (Brownsburg, Ind./TWENTY16 Devo p/b SHO-AIR)*
Skylar Schneider (West Allis, Wis./ISCorp Cycling p/b SmartChoice MRI)
Emma White (Delanson, N.Y./Hot Tubes Development Cycling Team)
Ashlyn Woods (Winston Salem, N.C./Carolina Masters-PainPathways Cycling Team)

Junior Women – Individual Time Trial
Chloe Dygert (Brownsburg, Ind./TWENTY16 Devo p/b SHO-AIR)*
Emma White (Delanson, N.Y./Hot Tubes Development Cycling Team)

* automatic nomination
^ Continental Champion

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