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U.S. Olympic long teams announced for Rio

  • By Caley Fretz
  • Published Dec. 4, 2015

USA Cycling announced its 2016 Olympic long teams for the men’s and women’s mountain bike and women’s road events on Friday, marking the first step in a long, frequently contentious selection process.

The men’s road team will be announced on June 24, when final Olympic selections are made.

Athletes must be on USA Cycling’s long list to be selected for an Olympic berth. The final mountain bike teams will include three men and two women, and the final women’s road team will include four women, including two time trialists.

Men’s mountain bike long team

Stephen Ettinger (Bozeman, Montana/Sho-Air-Cannondale)*
Russell Finsterwald (Colorado Springs, Colorado/SRAM-Troy Lee Designs)
Alex Grant (Salt Lake City, Utah/Ridebiker-Cannondale)
Howard Grotts (Durango, Colorado/Specialized)*
Spencer Paxson (Bellingham, Washington/Kona)
Keegan Swenson (Park City, Utah/Sho-Air-Cannondale)
Todd Wells (Durango, Colorado/Specialized)*

Women’s mountain bike long team

Larissa Connors (Silverado, California)
Kate Courtney (Kentfield, California/Specialized )
Lea Davison (Jericho, Vermont/Specialized)*
Georgia Gould (Fort Collins, Colorado/Luna)
Rose Grant (Kalispell, Montana)
Erin Huck (Boulder, Colorado/SCOTT-3Rox Racing)
Mary McConneloug (Chilmark, Massachusetts/Team KENDA-M&M Racing)
Chloe Woodruff (Prescott, Arizona/Stan’s NoTubes-Niner)*

Women’s road long team

Mara Abbott (Boulder, Colorado/Wiggle-Honda)
Kristin Armstrong (Boise, Idaho/Twenty16-Sho-Air)*
Megan Guarnier (Queensbury, New York/Boels Dolmans)*
Amber Neben (Lake Forest, California/Visit Dallas)
Shelley Olds (Gilroy, California/Ale-Cipollini)*
Coryn Rivera (Tustin, California/UnitedHealthcare)
Carmen Small (Durango, Colorado/Bigla Pro Cycling Team)
Lauren Stephens (Dallas, Texas/TIBCO-SVB)*
Evelyn Stevens (San Francisco, California/Boels Dolmans)
Tayler Wiles (Fairfax, California/Velocio-SRAM)

*Automatic selections

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Caley Fretz

Caley Fretz

Senior Editor Caley Fretz can be found chasing races along the backroads of Europe or testing bikes and gear in the mountains outside Boulder, Colorado. If you can't find him there, check the coffee shop across from VN World Headquarters.

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