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2015 UCI Mountain Bike World Championship Teams and Riders

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7/25/2015 1:08 PM

With the World Championships just weeks away, national cycling federations will be announcing their list of riders who have been selected to participate. We'll post each team here as we're made aware of their attendance. Up first is the USA squad. Good luck guys and gal!



Colorado Springs, Colo. (July 25, 2015) – USA Cycling announced today the 39 athletes who will represent the United States at the 2015 UCI Mountain Bike World Championships which are slated for Aug. 31 - Sept. 6, 2015 in Vallnord, Andorra.

Athletes will race for the red, white and blue in the elite, U23, and junior cross-country races and in the elite and junior downhill contests. Seventeen of the 39 athletes earned automatic nominations to the team. Read more about how athletes earn their nominations in the USA Cycling selection criteria.

The U.S. roster is as follows:

Elite Men Downhill
Aaron Gwin (Wildomar, Calif./Specialized Racing)
Luca Shaw (Hendersonville, NC/SRAM/Troy Lee Designs)
Kiran MacKinnon (Santa Cruz, Calif.)
Neko Mulally (Pisgah Forest, NC/Gstaad-Scott)
Luca Cometti (San Diego, Calif./Intense Factory Racing)
Mikey Sylvestry (Truckee, CA/Troy Lee Designs)
Kevin Aiello (Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif./KHS Factory Team)

Elite Women Downhill
Jill Kintner (Bellingham, Wash./Red Bull/Norco Bicycles)

Junior Men Downhill
Charles Harrison (Leavenworth, Kan.)
Bruce Klein (Altadena, Calif.)
Andras Simon (Foothill Ranch, Calif.)
Warren Kniss (Fremont, Calif.)
Jacob Jordan (Murietta, Calif.)
Josh Rogers (Clayton, NC)

Elite Men Cross-country
Stephen Ettinger (Bozeman, Mont./Team Sho-Air/Cannondale)
Russell Finsterwald (Colorado Springs, Colo./SRAM-Troy Lee Designs Race Team)
Spencer Paxson (Bellingham, Wash./Kona Bicycles Factory Team)
Alex Grant (Salt Lake City, Utah/Riderbiker/Cannondale)

Elite Women Cross-country
Lea Davison (Jericho, Vt./Specialized Factory Racing)
Georgia Gould (Fort Collins, Colo./Luna Pro Team)
Chloe Woodruff (Prescott, Ariz./Team Stan's NoTubes/Niner)
Erin Huck (Boulder, Colo./Scott-3RoxRacing)
Mary McConneloug (Chilmark, Mass./Team KENDA-M&M Racing)
Rose Grant (Kalispell, Mt./Stan’s NoTubes)

U23 Men Cross-country
Howard Grotts (Durango, Colo./Specialized Factory Racing)
Cypress Gorry (Brevard, NC/Whole Athlete-Specialized Cycling Team)
Keegan Swenson (Park City, Utah/Sho-Air/Cannondale)
Sepp Kuss (Durango, Colo./RMCF-Devo)

U23 Women Cross-country
Kate Courtney (Kentfield, Calif./Specialized Factory Racing)
Shayna Powless (Roseville, Calif./Live CO-Factory)

Junior Men Cross-country
Christopher Blevins (Durango, Colo./Whole Athlete Specialized Cycling Team)
Anders Johnson (Huntsville, Utah/Whole Athlete Specialized Cycling Team)
Carson Beckett (Benton, Ky./Whole Athlete Specialized Cycling Team)
Eli Kranefuss (Mill Valley, Calif./Bear Development Team)
Jerry Dufour (Birmingham, Ala./Team Mugshots)

Junior Women Cross-country
Haley Batten (Park City, Utah/Whole Athlete Specialized Cycling Team)
Rachel Anders (Sandy, Utah/Summit-Competitive Cyclist)
Kelsey Urban (Kentfield, Calif./Whole Athlete Specialized Cycling Team)
Ksenia Lepikhina (Boulder, Colo.)


7/25/2015 1:57 PM

Bout time a YT Industries bike is up there! Go Mikey!


7/25/2015 6:45 PM




7/25/2015 8:05 PM

Just out of curiosity, no Binggeli?


7/25/2015 8:45 PM
Edited Date/Time: 7/26/2015 12:00 AM

Cycling Canada just announced their gravity team:

2015 MTB World Championships Selection - DHI

Junior Women
Georgia Astle

Junior Men
Henry Fitzgerald
Magnus Manson
Jack Almond

Elite Women
Casey Brown
Miranda Miller
Claire Buchar
Vaea Verbeek

Elite Men
Mark Wallace
Steve Smith
Matt Beer


7/26/2015 7:50 AM

There was a time us europeans knew every name in any top 15 on NORBA races.
Now not even top 5.
Heck,even Canada has more familiar names in their team!


26 years in the woods

7/26/2015 9:47 AM

Only one American female pro?


8/6/2015 9:36 AM

British Cycling just announced:

Mountain bike Downhill

Elite Men
Gee Atherton (automatic as reigning world champion)
Mike Jones
Josh Bryceland
Danny Hart
Matt Simmonds
Sam Dale
Brendan Fairclough
Bernard Kerr

Elite Women
Manon Carpenter (automatic as reigning world champion)
Rachel Atherton
Tahnee Seagrave
Katy Curd

Junior Men
Laurie Greenland
Frazer McCubbing
Bradley Swinbank
Neil Stewart
Elliot Heap
Charlie Hatton
James Purvis

Mountain Bike Cross-Country

Elite Women
Annie Last

Under-23 Men
Grant Ferguson
Iain Paton

Under-23 Women
Alice Barnes

Junior Men
Fraser Clacherty
Mark Mcguire
Thomas Craig
Will Gascoyne

Junior Women
Evie Richards
Ffion James


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