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Team USA Recap: 8 Medals at Track Pan Ams; Amos and Miller Podium at Leogang MTB World Cup

By: Anne Stein  June 20, 2023

We recap the latest in American bike racing from the past two weeks (June 6-June 20)


MTB World Series, XCO/DH/XCC: Lenzerheide, Switzerland

(June 9-11)Gwendalyn Gibson (Trek Factory Racing XC) placed 7th in women’s elite cross-country short track on Friday, while Madigan Munro (Trek Factory Racing XC) took 9th in women’s U23 XCC. In Day 3’s XCO action, Brayden Johnson took 4th in the men’s U23 race and Madigan Munro placed 9th in the women’s U23 race.

Dakotah Norton (Intense Factory Racing) placed 9th and Anna Newkirk (Beyond Racing) took 10th in the men’s and women’s elite DH finals at Lenzerheide, round 2 of the UCI Mountain Bike World Series.

In the men’s juniors race, Ryan Pinkerton (GT-Continental Factory Racing) placed 5th, while Riley Miller and Taylor Ostgaard (Transition Factory Racing) placed 7th and 9th on the women’s side.

Complete results here

MTB World Series, XCO/DH/XCC: Leogang, Austria

(June 15-18) – A week after taking on the ultra-challenging course at Lenzerheide, cyclists tackled round 3 of the UCI Mountain Bike World Series, held in Leogang. The first day of racing saw a podium finish for Riley Amos (Trek Factory Racing XC) who took 2nd in men’s U23 XCC. Madigan Munro (Trek Factory Racing XC) placed 8th on the women’s U23 side. On Friday, Gwendalyn Gibson (Trek Factory Racing XC) and Haley Batten(Specialized Factory Racing) placed 8th and 9th in women’s elite XCC.

Bjorn Riley (Trek Future Racing) took 5th in the men’s U23 XCO race while Madigan Munro (Trek Factory Racing) placed 7th in women’s U23.

In the Downhill races, Luca Shaw (Canyon CLLCTV Factory Team) placed 5th in the Elite Men’s final claiming his first podium of the season. In the Junior Women’s event, Riley Miller took her first World Cup podium placing 3rd in the final. Taylor Ostgaard(Transition Factory Racing) was 8th and Abigail Ronca (Gravity Academy) was 9th.

Next up is Val di Sole, Italy , June 29-July 2.

Complete results here


Pan American Continental Championships: San Juan, Argentina

(June 14-18) – Team USA competed for Olympic and Pan Am Games qualification points in San Juan over four days of racing at Vicente Alejo Chancay Velodrome, the largest indoor velodrome in South America.

Team USA took home eight medals starting with bronze in the Women’s Team Sprint on Day 1, setting a new American record. Other highlights over four days of racing: Colleen Gulick and Grant Koontz both earned bronze respectively in the women’s and men’s Scratch race. Day 2 saw the US men and women each capturing bronze in the Team Pursuit Finals. Anders Johnson placed 3rd in men’s Individual Pursuit, while Mandy Marquardt earned silver in the 500m time trial.

Complete results here


Saint Francis Tulsa Tough, American Criterium Cup: Tulsa, Oklahoma

(June 9)Justin Williams (L39ION of Los Angeles) took the men’s win and Olivia Cummins (DNA Pro Cycling) came across first for the women at Saint Francis Tulsa Tough, the third of 10 races in the American Criterium Cup series. The fields were huge, with 131 men and 71 women taking on the course in downtown Tulsa.

Men: Justin Williams (L39ION of Los Angles), Dusan Kalaba (ButcherBox Cycling p/b LOOK), Danny Summerhill (ACG)

Women: Olivia Cummins (DNA Pro Cycling), Paola Munoz (Miami Nights), Samantha Schneider (L39ION of Los Angeles)

Complete results here

Kwik Trip Tour of America’s Dairyland, Giro D’Grafton, American Criterium Cup: Wisconsin

(June 17) – It was a 1-2 sweep for Miami Nights on the men’s side and L39ION of Los Angeles for the women at Giro d’Grafton, the fourth stop of the American Criterium Cup, and one of 11 races at Wisconsin’s annual Tour of America’s Dairyland.

Alfredo Rodriguez took first followed by Miami Nights teammate Bryan Gomez. Skylar Schneider took first in the pro women’s race followed by her sister and L39ION teammate Samantha Schneider.

Next up in the 10-race series is Bailey & Glasser Twilight Criterium on July 8, in Boise.

Men: Alfredo Rodriguez (Miami Nights), Bryan Gomez (Miami Nights), Florenz Knauer ( 54x11)

Women: Skylar Schneider (L39ION of Los Angeles), Samantha Schneider (L39ION of Los Angeles), Harriet Owen (DNA Pro Cycling)

Complete results here

Giro Next Gen: Italy

(June 11-18) Luke Lamperti (Trinity Racing) won a sprint finish to take first on Stage 3 of Giro Next Gen, the U23 version of the Giro d’Italia. Lamperti, the current Elite Criterium Champion, also placed 8th on Stage 6. Lamperti was the top-placing American at the 8-stage race, finishing 4th in the points competition and 87th overall on GC.

Complete results here

USA Cycling Amateur Road National Championships: Roanoke, Virginia

(June 14-17) – More than 30 national titles for Individual Time Trial, Road Race, and Criterium were awarded over four days of racing at USA Cycling’s Amateur Road National Championships, held in Roanoke, Virginia.

Complete results here

Race Recaps:

Day 1 - Time Trial

Day 2 - Road Race

Day 3 - Road Race

Day 4 - Criterium