USA Cycling Announces 2021 Pan American Continental Championships MTB XCO Team

March 2, 2021

The Pan American Continental Mountain Bike Championships will head to Salinas, Puerto Rico on March 24-28.

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – USA Cycling announced today the 12 athletes that have been nominated to the 2021 Pan American Continental Championships Team for Cross-Country Olympic (XCO) Mountain Biking. The event will take place in Salinas, Puerto Rico on March 24-28.

“It is safe to say that everyone is excited to return to racing in Puerto Rico,” said Jim Miller, USA Cycling’s Chief of Sport Performance. “With the entirety of our Olympic Long Team on the roster, this might be the best mountain bike team that USA Cycling has fielded at a Pan American Continental Championships.”

The last time USA Cycling raced the Pan American Continental Championships in 2019, seven riders were in the Top-5, with Kate Courtney (Kentfield, Calif.; SCOTT/ SRAM Racing), Christopher Blevins (Durango, Colo.; Trinity Racing), and Haley Batten (Park City, Utah; Trinity Racing) all winning their respective categories.

The following XCO racers have been nominated to the Pan American Continental Championships Team:

Elite Men:

Christopher Blevins (Durango, Colo.; Trinity Racing)
Keegan Swenson (Park City, Utah)

Elite Women:

Haley Batten (Park City, Utah; Trinity Racing)
Kate Courtney (Kentfield, Calif.; SCOTT/ SRAM Racing)
Lea Davison (Jericho, Vt.; Team Twenty24)
Hannah Finchamp (Altadena, Calif.; Orange Seal Off-Road Team)
Erin Huck (Boulder, Colo.; Stages Cycling-Scott)
Chloe Woodruff (Prescott, Ariz.)

U23 Men:

Riley Amos (Durango, Colo.; Bear National Team)

U23 Women:

Madigan Munro (Boulder, Colo.; Trek Factory Racing)

Junior Men:

Lasse Konecny (Breckenridge, Colo.; Bear National Team)

Junior Women:

Ruth Holcomb (Durango, Colo.; Bear National Team)

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 Angelina Palermo at apalermo@usacycling.org

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USA Cycling is headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and will celebrate its 100th anniversary in 2021. In 1921, 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.