On Thursday USA Cycling announced the final members of its Tokyo Olympic team, establishing for the first time a roster that could earn medals in all four disciplines in a single Games.
Rio BMX Olympic Champion Connor Fields, Chloe Dygert, road and track world champion and mountain bike world champion 2018 Kate Courtney all previously qualified based on results in international competitions.
Dygert, returning from leg surgery after crashing on a guard rail in the time trial of the 2020 Road Cycling World Championships, is set to become the first US cyclist to compete in multiple disciplines at an Olympics since Jeanne Golay in 1996.
In the new BMX freestyle event, 19 years Hannah Roberts won his third world title on Monday. Perris Benegas, the 2018 world champion, Justin dowell, 2018 men’s world champion, and Nick bruce, the 2019 world bronze medalist, also qualified ahead of Thursday’s announcement based on international results.
The new team members announced on Thursday included discretionary road and track selections.
The best US male road cyclists at the recent Tour de France, Sepp Kuss is Tejay van Gardenen, I’m not on the team. Kuss announced last month that he would miss the Tokyo Games. Van Garderen also withdrew from Rio Olympic consideration due to concerns over the Zika virus when his wife was pregnant with their second child.
LIST: US athletes qualified for the Tokyo Olympics in all sports
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The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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The US Olympic cycling roster was finalized with road, indoor, BMX and mountain teams originally appearing on NBCSports.com