Katie Clouse, Honsinger, Hecht Top Names for USA Cyclocross Worlds Team

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USA Cycling Names 38 Athletes to Compete at 2022 Cyclocross World Championships in Fayetteville, Arkansas, to be lead by 2-time Elite National Champion Clara Honsinger

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado (January 10, 2022) — USA Cycling announced the 38 athletes who will representing the United States at the 2022 UCI Cyclocross World Championships taking place in Fayetteville, Arkansas, January 28-30, 2022. The team constitutes the largest American delegation ever sent to the Cyclocross World Championships.

Katie Clouse raced the U23 Cyclocross Nationals in 2019-20 for Cannondale-Cyclocrossworld. She will continue to race for the team in 2021. Photo by Meg McMahon
Katie Clouse raced the U23 Cyclocross Nationals in 2019-20 for Cannondale-Cyclocrossworld. She will continue to race for the team in 2021. Photo by Meg McMahon

“Having a World Championships in the USA is always a major honor, and we are proud to be fielding a full team of dedicated, skilled athletes who will compete at Fayetteville 2022,” said USA Cycling Cyclocross Director Jesse Anthony. “We are coming to the event well-prepared after several podium performances achieved during the holiday period of racing in Belgium. The MudFund-supported USA Cycling Development Program recently competed in three weeks of racing for the Junior and U23 racers. Many elite riders were also competing with their trade teams ahead of this monumental event. All of the riders are extremely motivated to put on a show for the home crowds in Fayetteville!”

Team USA will be attending Fayetteville with a strong group of contenders, including Clara Honsinger (Portland, Ore.; Cannondale p/b Cyclocrossworld.com), who at sixth is currently the top-ranked American in the in the UCI Elite Women's category. Katie Clouse, who has been placing in the top 20 in European cyclocross races this season, will be leading the U23 Women's squad.

Newly-crowned 2021 Pan American Cyclocross Champions, including Eric Brunner (Boulder, Colo.; Blue-Stages Racing), Raylyn Nuss (Lawrence, Kan.; Steve Tilford Foundation Racing), Scott Funston (Maple Valley, Wash.; Blue-Stages Racing), Madigan Munro (Boulder, Colo.; Trek Factory Racing), and Jack Spranger (Sammamish, Wash.; Bear National Team), will also be taking the course.

Elite Men

  • Eric Brunner (Boulder, Colo.; Blue-Stages Racing)
  • Gage Hecht (Parker, Colo.; Aevolo)
  • Lance Haidet (San Luis Obispo, Calif.; L39ion of Los Angeles)
  • Scott McGill (Fallston, Md.; Aevolo)
  • Caleb Swartz (Madison, Wis.; Giant Bicycles/ Neff Cycle Service)
  • Kerry Werner (Vinton, Va.; Kona/ Maxxis/ Shimano)
  • Curtis White (Delanson, N.Y.; Cannondale p/b Cyclocrossworld.com)

Elite Women

  • Hannah Arensman (Brevard, N.C.; Sycamore Cycles)
  • Caitlin Bernstein (Reno, Nev.; Easton Overland / McGovern Cycles)
  • Rebecca Fahringer (Bend, Ore.; Kona/ Maxxis/ Shimano)
  • Clara Honsinger (Portland, Ore.; Cannondale p/b Cyclocrossworld.com)
  • Anna Megale (Boise, Idaho; Trek Cyclocross Collective)
  • Raylyn Nuss (Lawrence, Kan.; Steve Tilford Foundation Racing)
  • Erica Zaveta (Brevard, N.C.; The Pony Shop p/b KPMG)

U23 Men

  • Scott Funston (Maple Valley, Wash.; Blue-Stages Racing)
  • Daxton Mock (Lake Mills, Wis.; Trek Cyclocross Collective)
  • Sam Noel (Shelburne, Vt.; Competitive Edge Racing)
  • Tommy Servetas (Loudonville, N.Y.; Competitive Edge Racing)
  • Andrew Strohmeyer (Mount Airy, Md.; CX Hairs Devo/ Trek Bikes)
  • Jules Van Kempen (Chapel Hill, N.C.; Alpha Bicycles Co. – Groove Subaru)

U23 Women

  • Katie Clouse (Park City, Utah; Cannondale p/b Cyclocrossworld.com)
  • Lizzy Gunsalus (Dudley, Mass.; Cannondale p/b Cyclocrossworld.com)
  • Cassidy Hickey (Parker, Colo.)
  • Ellie Mitchell (Anchorage, Alaska; NWCX Project)
  • Madigan Munro (Boulder, Colo.; Trek Factory Racing)
  • Bridget Tooley (Frisco, Texas; Easton-Liv)
  • Lauren Zoerner (Highlands Ranch, Colo.; Alpha Bicycles Co. – Groove Subaru)

Junior Men

  • Andrew August (Pittsford, N.Y.; Cannondale p/b Cyclocrossworld.com Devo)
  • Daniel English (San Ramon, Calif.; Voler/Easton/HRS/Rock Lobster p/b Joseph Kochlacs Wood Products)
  • Frank O'Reilly (Pearl River, N.Y.; FinKraft Cycling Team)
  • Marcis Shelton (Mill Valley, Calif.)
  • Jack Spranger (Sammamish, Wash.; Bear National Team)
  • Magnus White (Boulder, Colo.; Boulder Junior Cycling)

Junior Women

  • Mia Aseltine (Littleton, Colo.; Cannondale p/b Cyclocrossworld.com Devo)
  • Keira Bond (Louisville, Colo.; Boulder Junior Cycling)
  • Chloe Fraser (Boulder, Colo.; Boulder Junior Cycling)
  • Katherine Sarkisov (North Potomac, Md.; CX Hairs Devo/ Trek Bikes)
  • Elsa Westenfelder (Missoula, Mont.; Team Stampede/ Five Valley Velo)

Visit USACycling.org for more information on the athletes,

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