Time to get an Olympic thread going! USA long list was released yesterday:
The women’s track long team includes one automatic and 11 discretionary nominations. One omnium, four team pursuit, up to one sprint and up to one keirin selections will be named to the final Olympic Team in June.
The men’s track long team includes one automatic and two discretionary nominations. One omnium and one keirin rider will be named to the final Olympic Team.
Women’s track long team
Kelly Catlin (Arden Hills, Minn./NorthStar Development): Team Pursuit
Chloe Dygert (Brownsburg, Ind./TWENTY16 p/b SHO-AIR): Team Pursuit
Missy Erickson (Alexandria, Minn./BIG Picture Cycling-Mission Possible 2016): Sprint, Keirin
Dana Feiss (Telford, Pa./Chester County Cycling Foundation): Sprint, Keirin
Kim Geist (Emmaus, Pa./Chester County Cycling Foundation-Team Alliance Environmental): Team Pursuit
Madalyn Godby (Louisville, Colo./University of Colorado-Colorado Springs): Sprint, Keirin
Sarah Hammer (Colorado Springs, Colo.): Omnium, Team Pursuit*
Beth Hernandez (Oakland, Calif./JAKROO Racing Team): Team Pursuit
Mandy Marqardt (Allentown, Pa./Team Novo Nordisk): Sprint, Keirin
Lauren Stephens (Dallas, Texas/Team TIBCO-SVB): Team Pursuit
Jennifer Valente (San Diego, Calif./TWENTY16 p/b SHO-AIR): Omnium, Team Pursuit
Ruth Winder (Lafayette, Calif./UnitedHealthcare): Team Pursuit
Men’s track long team
Matt Baranoski (Perkasie, Pa./Custom Velo): Keirin*
Jake Duehring (Irvine, Calif./GS Ciao): Omnium
Danny Robertson (Colorado Springs, Colo.): Keirin
29 February 2016 Final UCI Olympic Track Ranking 2014-2016 published
7 March 2016 UCI to inform NOCs/NFs of their allocated quota places
21 March 2016 NOCs to confirm use of allocated quota places to UCI
4 April 2016 UCI to reallocate all unused quota places
18 July 2016 Rio 2016 Sport Entries deadline
no madison :(
i wonder what happened to the last u.s. olympic sprinter, jimmy watkins. *retired.
Laurine van Riessen got her Dutch National Champ stripes for Keirin and 500M on Monday.
Elis Ligtlee got 2nd in the keirin and did well at the European champs, plus her uci rank should secure her for the Dutch sprint.
Between Shanne Braspennincx and Laurinne for the keirin place?
GB team announced for track world cup in Hong Kong 16/17 Jan
Shit, another Olympics, already?
Worse than that soccerball World Series thing
Nah, that's going a bit far. The kickykicky game doesn't have any synchronised swimming or that ultimate test of human strength and endurance that is golf.
No more Jess Varnish
The Aussie plan to infiltrate BC management is turning out to be way better than when we starting talent scouting in schools.
Just read the Telegraph piece. Gobsmacked Shane thought saying he explained it all to the athletes boyfriend was in someway cool.. When people are so pr savvy and still say this shit to national press, it becomes massively telling of how ingrained a culture is..disappointed.
Shame that, one of those stories that makes you immediately wonder what really happened, especially if you've read, say, Nicole Cooke's book.
Damn. I should've kept quiet.. our plan was working...
99 days to Rio. Team predictions?
gaviria wins the omnom
wait i just remembered http://www.etixx-quickstep.com/en/news/detail/fernando-gaviria-update/2669
santiago botero wins omnium with this
Any updates since this?
What happened to Shanaze Reade? I would have liked to see her on the track team for the olympics.
She's still training with the squad in Manchester.
I could be wrong but I think Shanaze has always said she was aiming for the Tokyo track team in 2020.
Heart goes out to Andy Tennant for being the understudy two Olympics in a row.
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