Team USA Places Sixth in Team Relay at 2023 Cyclocross Worlds

February 3, 2023

The team of White, English, Gunsalus, Lopez de San Roman, Munro, and Strohmeyer raced in the first Cyclocross Team Relay World Championships.

HOOGERHEIDE, Netherlands /ENDURANCE SPORTSWIRE/ – The 2023 UCI Cyclocross World Championships kicked off on Friday with the first-ever team relay world championship. The six-person team of Curtis White (Delanson, N.Y.; Steve Tilford Foundation Racing), Daniel English (San Ramon, Calif.; Bear National Team), Lizzy Gunsalus (Dudley, Mass.; Steve Tilford Foundation Racing), Vida Lopez de San Roman (Sebastopol, Calif.; Bear National Team), Madigan Munro (Boulder, Colo.; Trek Factory Racing), and Andrew Strohmeyer (Mount Airy, Md.; CXHAIRS Devo Trek Bikes) represented the United States.

Ten nations toed the start line for the event, including cyclocross powerhouses the Netherlands and Belgium. White took the first lap, battling it out to have the team in fourth, setting up junior rider English to push the tempo on the second lap. English kept his lap time consistent with White’s moving the team into second. Gunsalus, Lopez de San Roman, and Munro maintained a pace of roughly 7:40 for each of their laps. Closing out the event, Strohmeyer put in a solid run, putting the team into sixth overall.


1. Netherlands 42:05

2. Great Britain +0:31

3. Belgium +0:33

6. USA +1:19

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On Saturday, world titles will be awarded in the Junior Women, U23 Men, and Elite Women categories. Lopez de San Roman, Kaya Musgrave (Littleton, Colo.; Bear National Team), and Samantha Scott (Boise, Idaho; CompEdge Racing) will take on the Junior Women’s field. Strohmeyer will represent the U.S. in the U23 Men’s race. In addition, National Champion Clara Honsinger (Portland, Ore.; EF Education-TIBCO-SVB) and Pan-American Champion Raylyn Nuss (Lawrence, Kan.; Steve Tilford Foundation Racing) will toe the line for the Elite Women.

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