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September 11, 2006

US world championship squad announced

USACycling.org | Elite team for road worlds announced

Six ProTour riders and 3 domestic pros will make up the US squad for the world championships in Salzburg, Austria from September 19-24th.

    2006 US worlds road-race team:
  • Chris Horner, Davitamon-Lotto
  • Freddy Rodriguez, Davitamon-Lotto
  • Christian Vande Velde, CSC
  • Tyler Farrar, Cofidis
  • Patrick McCarty, Phonak
  • Guido Trenti, QuickStep
  • Jackson Stewart, Kodakgallery.com/Sierra Nevada
  • Danny Pate, TIAA-CREF
  • Chris Baldwin, Toyota-United
    Time trial:
  • Dave Zabriskie, CSC
  • Chris Baldwin, Toyota-United

I'm having trouble parsing this paragraph:

All UCI ProTour riders were automatic selections to the team by virtue of their spots on UCI ProTour teams. Stewart was an automatic selection as the highest-ranked American in the UCI America Tour standings. Baldwin was the sole discretionary selection for both the road race and time trial.

I assume that Hincapie or Leipheimer would have bumped any of the other ProTour riders, based on their placings at the pro championships last weekend, and would have bumped the domestic riders “by virtue of their spots on UCI ProTour teams.”

As usual, one of the team's riders hasn't been to the US since childhood: QuickStep's AmerItalian, Guido Trenti.

Posted by Frank Steele on September 11, 2006 in Chris Horner, Christian Vande Velde, Dave Zabriskie, Fred Rodriguez, Top Stories | Permalink


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I think that Johan Bruyneel have chosen the right people for the tour of spain but for next years team I don't think it is the right thing to do because this team with George Hincapie were the best team and with Tom Danielson, Manuel Beltran, Egoi Martinez did very good in La Vuelta a Espana.

Posted by: yolande at Sep 26, 2006 6:38:25 AM