Team USA

Road

Nail-biting breakaways, impossibly steep climbs, technical descents, and assertive attacks on the pack. Check out Team USA riders competing in Time Trials, Road Races, and Criteriums, and the programs that help Team USA dominate international events.

About Road Cycling?

Just as its name implies, the discipline of road cycling takes place on paved roadways. Considered to be the most traditional, popular and purest form of bike racing, road cycling takes on many different forms. Events contested on the road include Time Trials, Road Races, Stage Races, Criteriums, Circuit Races, and Team Time Trials. At the World Championships and Olympic Games, men and women compete in the Time Trial and Road Race. The program primarily consists of a European-based training center that serves as a base for competition throughout Western Europe, i.e., Belgium, France, Netherlands, Switzerland, Germany, Italy, Spain, Luxembourg, and Denmark.

Join The Team

The Road pathway identifies the next generation of road athletes with world-class potential and to develop the necessary skills to compete at the elite level. It develops their physiological abilities and skills, and provides them with world-class coaching, experience, resources, and the support required to excel at the highest levels of international competition.

Get Involved

Join A Club

Compete Locally

Join A Camp

Prepare & Train

Compete Nationally

Compete Internationally

Qualify for National Team

  • Selection Criteria for National Team

Qualify for Olympic Team

Athlete Development Pathway

USA Cycling’s Athlete Development Pathway defines structured development tiers with multiple levels of programming for athletes in their journey to the USA Cycling National Team. The Athlete Development Pathway leads program design both at the club and national levels, all while educating parents and athletes about the multiple opportunities available to them on their journey from local results to international achievement.

1. Day Camps (Coming Soon)

2. Talent Identifiers (Coming Soon)

3. Regional Camps (Click to View Below)

4. European Race Camps (Click to View Below)


Regional Camps - LEARN MORE

2023 Schedule

DATEEVENTLOCATIONCAMP DIRECTORS

REGISTRATION

May 26-29Chula Vista Regional CampChula Vista, CASource EnduranceREGISTER
May 29 - June 3Glen Spey Regional CampGlen Spey, NYMSN Pro CoachingINTEREST FORM
June 19-24Mars Hill Regional CampMars Hill, NCMars Hill Cycling CampsREGISTER
June 26 - July 1Flagstaff Regional CampFlagstaff, AZPeak to Peak Training Systems + El GrupoINTEREST FORM
AugustRedlands Regional Camp (Women Only)Redlands, CABikeCoach FitnessINTEREST FORM
TBDDavis Regional CampDavis, CASterling Sports Group + BikeCoach Fitness
INTEREST FORM

European Race Camps - LEARN MORE

The Junior European Race Camp (Ages 15-16) will learn hands-on in Europe, racing in Kermesse races, training under the guidance of World Tour professionals, and experiencing iconic courses. Athletes will be immersed in complete education sessions in strength training, skills, nutrition, tactics, sports psychology and more.

In addition to joining the team in Europe, athletes will also receive physiology testing to better understand their athletic potential and strengths.

2023 Schedule

DATE
EVENT
LOCATION
TBD
European Racing & Training Camp
Sittard, Netherlands


Trip Details:

  • Athletes must be race age 15-16
  • Minimum of 4 European race days, mostly Kermesse racing in Belgium
  • Top tier European coaching from a World Tour racer
  • European training block, designed to increase fitness and experience for an aspiring World Tour athlete
  • How to live in Europe and succeed as an athlete
  • Physiology testing to determine athletic potential
  • European race skills and tactics

Cost* - $4,500

  • 3-week European race and training camp, including team clothing and all on-site logistics.

*Additional Fees

  • Flights to and from Europe

APPLY NOW

Applications due by May 1, 2023


SUBSCRIBE TO OUR EMAIL LIST

Be the first to know about new development camps and opportunities that are added to the schedule.


What is the National Team Designation?

USA Cycling is proud to support our National Team athletes who champion the sport of cycling and are the ultimate ambassadors for Road Cycling. USA Cycling will support National Team elite athletes with logistical and team support upon request. Each athlete on the national team will receive unique support to best address each athlete’s needs in terms of timing and type of resources. USA Cycling will work with our elite athletes’ trade teams to help maximize the combined resources. Our goal is to ensure that our top riders have everything they need to perform at the highest level.


MEET THE TEAM

Olympic Games

July 26 - August 11, 2024

Paris, France

Road Race & TT Selection Criteria

Road World Championships

August 8 - 12, 2023

Glasgow, Scotland

Elite Selection Criteria
U23 Selection Criteria
Junior Selection Criteria
Discretionary Petition Form

For the most up-to-date information, please visit: UCI Road World Championships

Gravel World Championships

October 7 - 8, 2023

Venetia, Italy

Selection Criteria
Discretionary Petition Form

For the most up-to-date information, please visit: UCI Gravel World Championships or UCI Reveals Race Routes

Selection Committees

USA Cycling is responsible for selecting the athletes who represent the United States in the highest level of international competition. For more information on the general selection process, click here.

About Road Cycling?

Just as its name implies, the discipline of road cycling takes place on paved roadways. Considered to be the most traditional, popular and purest form of bike racing, road cycling takes on many different forms. Events contested on the road include Time Trials, Road Races, Stage Races, Criteriums, Circuit Races, and Team Time Trials. At the World Championships and Olympic Games, men and women compete in the Time Trial and Road Race. The program primarily consists of a European-based training center that serves as a base for competition throughout Western Europe, i.e., Belgium, France, Netherlands, Switzerland, Germany, Italy, Spain, Luxembourg, and Denmark.

Join The Team

The Road pathway identifies the next generation of road athletes with world-class potential and to develop the necessary skills to compete at the elite level. It develops their physiological abilities and skills, and provides them with world-class coaching, experience, resources, and the support required to excel at the highest levels of international competition.

Get Involved

Join A Club

Compete Locally

Join A Camp

Prepare & Train

Compete Nationally

Compete Internationally

Qualify for National Team

  • Selection Criteria for National Team

Qualify for Olympic Team

Athlete Development Pathway

USA Cycling’s Athlete Development Pathway defines structured development tiers with multiple levels of programming for athletes in their journey to the USA Cycling National Team. The Athlete Development Pathway leads program design both at the club and national levels, all while educating parents and athletes about the multiple opportunities available to them on their journey from local results to international achievement.

1. Day Camps (Coming Soon)

2. Talent Identifiers (Coming Soon)

3. Regional Camps (Click to View Below)

4. European Race Camps (Click to View Below)


Regional Camps - LEARN MORE

2023 Schedule

DATEEVENTLOCATIONCAMP DIRECTORS

REGISTRATION

May 26-29Chula Vista Regional CampChula Vista, CASource EnduranceREGISTER
May 29 - June 3Glen Spey Regional CampGlen Spey, NYMSN Pro CoachingINTEREST FORM
June 19-24Mars Hill Regional CampMars Hill, NCMars Hill Cycling CampsREGISTER
June 26 - July 1Flagstaff Regional CampFlagstaff, AZPeak to Peak Training Systems + El GrupoINTEREST FORM
AugustRedlands Regional Camp (Women Only)Redlands, CABikeCoach FitnessINTEREST FORM
TBDDavis Regional CampDavis, CASterling Sports Group + BikeCoach Fitness
INTEREST FORM

European Race Camps - LEARN MORE

The Junior European Race Camp (Ages 15-16) will learn hands-on in Europe, racing in Kermesse races, training under the guidance of World Tour professionals, and experiencing iconic courses. Athletes will be immersed in complete education sessions in strength training, skills, nutrition, tactics, sports psychology and more.

In addition to joining the team in Europe, athletes will also receive physiology testing to better understand their athletic potential and strengths.

2023 Schedule

DATE
EVENT
LOCATION
TBD
European Racing & Training Camp
Sittard, Netherlands


Trip Details:

  • Athletes must be race age 15-16
  • Minimum of 4 European race days, mostly Kermesse racing in Belgium
  • Top tier European coaching from a World Tour racer
  • European training block, designed to increase fitness and experience for an aspiring World Tour athlete
  • How to live in Europe and succeed as an athlete
  • Physiology testing to determine athletic potential
  • European race skills and tactics

Cost* - $4,500

  • 3-week European race and training camp, including team clothing and all on-site logistics.

*Additional Fees

  • Flights to and from Europe

APPLY NOW

Applications due by May 1, 2023


SUBSCRIBE TO OUR EMAIL LIST

Be the first to know about new development camps and opportunities that are added to the schedule.


What is the National Team Designation?

USA Cycling is proud to support our National Team athletes who champion the sport of cycling and are the ultimate ambassadors for Road Cycling. USA Cycling will support National Team elite athletes with logistical and team support upon request. Each athlete on the national team will receive unique support to best address each athlete’s needs in terms of timing and type of resources. USA Cycling will work with our elite athletes’ trade teams to help maximize the combined resources. Our goal is to ensure that our top riders have everything they need to perform at the highest level.


MEET THE TEAM

Olympic Games

July 26 - August 11, 2024

Paris, France

Road Race & TT Selection Criteria

Road World Championships

August 8 - 12, 2023

Glasgow, Scotland

Elite Selection Criteria
U23 Selection Criteria
Junior Selection Criteria
Discretionary Petition Form

For the most up-to-date information, please visit: UCI Road World Championships

Gravel World Championships

October 7 - 8, 2023

Venetia, Italy

Selection Criteria
Discretionary Petition Form

For the most up-to-date information, please visit: UCI Gravel World Championships or UCI Reveals Race Routes

Selection Committees

USA Cycling is responsible for selecting the athletes who represent the United States in the highest level of international competition. For more information on the general selection process, click here.

MEET THE STAFF
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Tanner
Putt

Road Director
Background

Tanner Putt comes to USA Cycling after eight years as a professional road cyclist, five years on the USA Cycling National Team, and experience directing a domestic elite road team. In 2022, Tanner worked as the USA Cycling U23 National Team Director at Tour de l'Avenir and the Road World Championships. He became the full-time Director of Road in January 2023.

With his 15 years of combined competitive and coaching experience, passion for athlete development, and extensive knowledge of top-level racing, Tanner will support USA Cycling with growing opportunities for the next generation of riders and creating a deeper pool of talent in the U.S. Tanner grew up in Park City, UT, and is now based in Colorado with his wife and two dogs.

CONTACT
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Alec
Pasqualina

Athlete Development Pathways Director
Background

Alec joined USA Cycling in early 2021 to kickstart the Olympic Development Academy, USA Cycling’s redesigned development program across all cycling disciplines. Alec is a former professional mountain bike and cyclocross racer who participated in previous iterations of USA Cycling’s development programming bringing firsthand knowledge and experience to the ODA. In addition to coaching athletes of all disciplines on the side, Alec spent nearly three years working for TrainingPeaks where he contributed to product enhancements, data analysis, coaching education, and customer retention. With coaching experience, product knowledge, and firsthand experiences, Alec plans to leverage his knowledge to grow the ODA into a pipeline for athletes of all abilities and backgrounds to make the USA Cycling National Team.

A native of Danville, Calif., Alec studied Communication Studies, Political Science, and Entrepreneurial Leadership at Gonzaga University in Spokane, Wash. He now resides in Boulder, Colorado.

CONTACT
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Kristen
Arnold

Women’s Development Road Director
Background

Kristen joins USA Cycling in 2023 as the Women’s Development Road Director eagerly cultivating high-performance development of America’s next best talent. She comes to USA Cycling with a holistic breadth of knowledge and expertise as a retired elite road cyclist, sports dietitian, cycling coach, and grassroots women’s development org founder. Kristen is a cycling coach of 8 years working with recreational to professional athletes in various disciplines, a Registered Dietitian focusing on sports nutrition for women in her private practice, and a retired domestic-elite road cyclist of 8 years racing across the USA and Canada for various domestic elite teams. In 2022 Kristen retired from racing and became the sport director for a national-level women’s team and the Olympic Development Academy program for USA Cycling.

Kristen is a Level1 USA Cycling certified coach, Registered Dietitian, Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics, and has a Bachelor’s in Dietetics and Master’s in Human Nutrition from The Ohio State University. Born and raised in Columbus, Ohio and now living in Fort Collins, Colorado with her spouse, cat, and wonderful community.

CONTACT
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Jim
Miller

Chief of Sport Performance
Background

A successful professional cyclist in his own right, Jim coached several cyclists on the side and eventually retired from racing in 1999 to focus solely on his flourishing coaching career. After developing several notable cyclists, he originally came to USA Cycling to run the women’s road program in 2002. After earning Coach of the Year distinctions from the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Committee in 2003 & 2004, Jim was promoted to director of endurance programs, overseeing the development of American junior, U23, and women endurance athletes in road and track cycling. After making significant strides toward the USA Cycling National Development Program’s goal of developing the next generation of American cyclists, he was named Vice President of Athletics in 2010. In 2017 Jim left USA Cycling to become the Vice President of Business Development for Training Peaks. Unable to resist the Olympic call, he returned to USA Cycling in 2020 as the Chief of Sport Performance.

In his spare time, Jim also provides day-to-day training programs for athletes such as 2018 Mountain Bike XCO World Champion Kate Courtney and international stars like Chloé Dygert and Christopher Blevins. He has earned the International Olympic Committee’s highest honor for coaches, the Order of Ikkos, three times, all for coaching 3-time Olympic Champion Kristen Armstrong to victory.

A native of Casper, Wyo., Jim also earned a Bachelor’s degree in exercise physiology from Colorado State University. Miller resides in Colorado Springs, Colo., with his wife and two children.

CONTACT
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Gavin
Mannion

Junior Men's Road Director
Background

Coming up through U.S. junior cycling programs himself, Gavin Mannion has a unique perspective as he steps in as the USA Cycling Junior Men’s Road Director in 2023.

Gavin is a third-generation cyclist and national champion. Both his father and grandfather hold Irish National Cycling Championship titles. Following his father's cadence, Gavin has been engrossed in the competitive cycling scene he was a child growing up outside of Boston.

While competing as a junior, Gavin got his first taste of international cycling. He rode for professional teams from Trek-Livestrong to UCI pro team Human Powered Health. Gavin was the champion of the 2017 and 2018 USA Cycling Pro Road Tour (PRT) and 2018 Colorado Classic. His accomplishments also included European pro race wins and representing the United States at World Championships for cross and road. Gavin has taken his professional cycling experience and translated it into a coaching and directing career where he has developed young riders and national champions.

CONTACT

Michael
Creed

U23 Men's Road Director
Background

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