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USA Cycling Men's Junior and U23 Road Development Program
5-31-2020
USA Cycling Men's Junior and U23 Road Development Program
5-31-2020

Ride With Us
Support the Journey of Team USA
with a gift to the Junior and U23 Men's road Program 
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Overview

Based out of USA Cycling’s European High-Performance Center in Sittard, Netherlands, the Junior and U23 Men’s Road Program competes internationally in the highest level of UCI racing, including UCI Nations Cup, as well as UCI 1.1, 2.1 and National Calendar events in Belgium, Germany, France, Switzerland, Netherlands, Luxembourg, Czechia, South Korea, and Canada.

 

Athletes that are selected to represent the National Team at these events have qualified through our pathway of regional talent ID camps, domestic amateur and collegiate race results. The USA Cycling Foundation proudly supports this development path ensuring that American athletes are able to develop at the same rate as their international peers.

 

 

 

 

Development Pathway

Junior support begins at the local and regional level where opportunities are provided through training, racing and education.  Riders are invited to regional development and national development camps. Riders may then be invited to join the National Team to compete in the European events and Nations Cups. Riders over the age of 18 may qualify for the same USA Cycling programming in the Under-23 category.

  • Regional Talent ID Camps
  • Identification of talent through current camp system
  • Tour de l’Abitibi and Tour of Ireland team rosters created through the RTIDC system identify more athletes
  • European Racing Opportunities.
  • Nations Cup race blocks for our top internationally capable athletes
  • Enhanced number of race days and experiences for 15-20 unique athletes
  • 15/16 EU race camps provide introduction to EU racing for 5-11 unique athletes
  • Further development of race craft through increased racing opportunities and focused race skills coaching - U23

 

2019 Program Highlights

 

  • 19 unique junior athletes participated in a total of 508 days of racing and training in Europe 
  • Numerous podiums, stage wins, over-all wins and a World Champion, a Silver and 2 Bronze medals in the in Yorkshire
  • 10 year average of 5th in the annual UCI World rankings
  • Consistent record of developing our best junior athletes for Under-23 racing
  • Immediate signing of a Junior into World Tour after World's results

 

Building Champions

  • Juniors typically race more than one cycling discipline during their formative development years
  • Track, Mountain Bike and Cyclocross are all viable "cross-training" events for a road cyclist
  • The endurance training and depth of road athletes creates good opportunities in these additional disciplines. The number of medals won by road cyclists in other disciplines continues to grow
  • U23 riders are crossing over to Olympic track disciplines regularly
  • USA Cycling will continue to offer the well-trained road cyclist multiple opportunities on the World and Olympic stage

 

How to Give 

  • USA Cycling Foundation is a not-for-profit organization
  • Gifts to the Foundation are tax deductible
  • Gifts may be mailed by check payable to USACF to this address: 
    • USA Cycling Foundation, 210 USA Cycling Point, Colorado Springs, CO 80919 

 

Click here for on-line giving 

 

 

Gifts of Stock, Securities, Private Stocks or Wire Payments are also accepted. Please contact Steve McCauley for those instructions at 719-201-2348 or smccauley@usacycling.org