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An Update On The USA Cycling Olympic Development Academy

January 29, 2021

The Olympic Development Academy will be run as one “Super Semester” in 2021.

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – USA Cycling announced their new program, the Olympic Development Academy (ODA), in an effort to create more junior development opportunities across all cycling disciplines. The new Olympic Development Academy is an athletes’ full access to world-class coaches and other specialists, in-depth training plans and camps, and national and international competition schedules. The ODA is for national-level junior and under-23 athletes looking to make the next step to the international level.

Our goal is to provide the best development opportunity for athletes by creating a world-class cycling experience. With the current state of the world, we do not feel that we can create that environment at this time. With that in mind, the Olympic Development Academy will be run as one Super Semester in 2021. The Super Semester will be a single fee for the year, extending benefits with no additional cost.

The application period has been extended to March 15th, 2021. We will share another update on Wednesday, February 17th with more specific information on important dates, deadlines, schedules, etc. Thank you for your understanding as we continue navigating during these unprecedented times.

To apply to the Olympic Development Academy, click here.

To learn more about the program, click here.

Visit USACycling.org for more information on the athletes, events and membership programs, and follow @USACycling across all channels for the latest on Team USA.

For more information, contact Jim Miller at jmiller@usacycling.org

ABOUT USA CYCLING (usacycling.org)

USA Cycling is a proud member of the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) and United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee (USOPC). Within the United States, USA Cycling is the national governing body for the sport of cycling and oversees the disciplines of road, track, mountain bike, cyclocross, and BMX. With a mission to develop the sport of cycling in the United States and to achieve sustained international racing success, USA Cycling supports cyclists at all levels, from those just beginning in the sport and participating in fun rides to seasoned professionals. The organization not only identifies, develops, and selects cyclists to represent the United States in international competition, but also supports amateur bike racing through grassroots development programs and the provision of critical infrastructure to run organized racing.

USA Cycling is headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and will celebrate its 100th anniversary in 2020. In 1920, the organization began as The Amateur Bicycle League of America and evolved to become the United States Cycling Federation in 1975 and ultimately USA Cycling, Inc. in 1995. USA Cycling’s 100,000+ members are comprised of racers and cyclists of all ages and abilities, coaches, officials, mechanics, and race directors.