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Riders Make The Initial Cut To Represent the United States in Italy This Summer


Following last week's announcement (click to follow link)  naming the automatic selections to the U.S. squad for the 2005 UCI Mountain Bike World Championships in Livingo, Italy later this month, USA Cycling finalised its team by announcing discretionary nominations today. The additional start positions bring the total number of competitors representing the United States at the annual championship event to 43 (including male competitors).

Of the previously announced automatic qualifiers, Alison Dunlap (Colorado Springs, Colo.) declined her nomination to the team. The two-time Olympian and 2001 World Champion has announced her retirement from world-class competition after the 2005 season in which she is focusing solely on domestic-based events including the NORBA National Mountain Bike Series.

The sole addition to the women's cross country team is Heather Irmiger (Boulder, Colo.). Irmiger has put up impressive results in cross country events on the NORBA series this year with second and third place finishes respectively at round three in Deer Valley, Utah and round four in Sandpoint, Idaho.

Melissa Buhl (Chandler, Ariz.), who was an automatic selection to compete in the 4-cross, was added to the elite women's downhill roster.

The complete U.S. women's roster for the UCI Mountain Bike World Championships is :

Elite Women Cross Country

*Mary McConneloug (Chilmark, Mass.)

*Willow Koerber (Horseshoe, N.C.)

*Shonny Vanlandingham (Durango, Colo.)

*Kelli Emmett (Colorado Springs, Colo.)

*Susan Haywood (Davis, W. Va.)

Heather Irmiger (Boulder, Colo.)


Junior Women Cross Country

*Danae York (Indio, Calif.)

*Chloe Forsman (Boulder, Colo.)


Elite Women Downhill

*Kathy Pruitt (Lake Almanor, Calif.)

Melissa Buhl (Chandler, Ariz.)


Elite Women 4-Cross

*Jill Kintner (Seattle, Wash.)

*Tara Llanes (Los Alamitos, Calif.)

*Melissa Buhl (Chandler, Ariz.)


*Denotes Automatic Selections




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