USA Cycling names junior and U23 teams for Worlds

Clara Honsinger (Team S&M)

USA Cycling last week announced the roster for the junior and U23 riders who will represent the US during February's UCI Cyclo-Cross World Championships in Bogense, Denmark, but the decision not to fill the fifth allocated spot for the U23 women sparked some controversy on social media. USA Cycling earned five spots for the U23 men, U23 women and junior men, choosing to send six riders for the U23 men and juniors [because Pan American champions for the U23 and junior categories get an automatic invitation that doesn't count against the allotted spots - ed.] but only sending four with the U23 women. The U23 women's roster includes recently crowned US champion Clara Honsinger (Team S&M; CX), junior women's champion Katie Clouse (Alpha Bicycle Co / Groove Subaru), Emma Swartz (Trek Cyclocross Collective) and Maddie Munro (Boulder Junior Cycling). The issue quickly blew up on Twitter, with prominent US riders ...

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