USA Cycling Names 6 Bears to the 2018 UCI Mountain Bike World Championship Team

We are so excited to announce that USA Cycling has chosen 6 of our BEAR athletes and 1 BEAR alumnus to represent the United States at the 2018 UCI Mountain Bike World Championships, taking place in Lenzerheide, Switzerland on September 5th-6th!

“This Mountain Bike World Championship team represents the best U.S. athletes across the board from Junior to Elite. I expect them all to represent the United States well. I feel very good about the strength and depth of our… teams and am also looking forward to seeing great performances from… our deep and talented team,” said Marc Gullickson, Performance Director of USA Cycling’s Mountain Bike Program.

The Bears chosen to Team USA are as follows:

Junior Women XCO:

Mina Ricci (Woodacre, Calif.; Bear Development Team p/b Trek)

Madeline Robbins* (Durango, Colo.; Bear Development Team p/b Trek)

Junior Men XCO:

Paul Fabian (Prescott, Ariz.; Bear Development Team p/b Trek)

U23 Men XCO:

Carson Beckett (Brevard, N.C.; Bear Pro Team p/b Trek)

Jerry Dufour (Birmingham, AL; Bear Pro Team p/b Trek)

Sandy Floren* (Berkeley, Calif.; Bear Pro Team p/b Trek)

Elite Men XCO:

Luke Vrouwenvelder (Chapel Hill, N.C.; Bear Pro Team – Alumnus)

https://www.usacycling.org/article/2018-mtb-worlds