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USA Cycling Announces 2022 Junior Track Worlds Team

August 4, 2022

Four National Champions head to Tel Aviv, Israel to race for the rainbow stripes.

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. /ENDURANCE SPORTSWIRE/ – USA Cycling announced today the four athletes that will be representing the United States at the 2022 UCI Junior Track World Championships in Tel Aviv, Israel on August 23-27.

Last year at this event, Kaia Schmid (Marblehead, Mass.; Human Powered Health) dominated with three podiums, one of which included a World Title in the Elimination race. Schmid has since aged out, but a new generation is still vying for rainbow stripes.

Jonah Hover (Allentown, Pa..; EDGE Cycling), Chloe Patrick (Carson, Calif.; Serious Cycling), Finn Koller (Bethlehem, Pa.; EDGE Cycling), and Divya Verma (Breinigsville, Pa.; EDGE Cycling) all had incredible track seasons with each rider winning multiple national titles last week at the Valley Preferred Cycling Center.

Hover won gold in the Omnium and the Individual Pursuit with a time of 3:36.345. Patrick was victorious dominating the Junior Women’s Omnium. Verma clocked the fastest time in the Junior Women 15-18 Sprints and won every ride she started, along with Koller also winning the Junior Men’s Sprint National Championship.

The Team USA roster is as follows:

Endurance

Junior Men

Jonah Hover (Allentown, Pa.; EDGE Cycling) – Omnium, Points Race, Scratch Race, Elimination Race

Junior Women

Chloe Patrick (Carson, Calif.; Serious Cycling) – Omnium, Points Race, Scratch Race, Elimination Race

Sprint

Junior Men

Finn Koller (Bethlehem, Pa.; EDGE Cycling) – Sprint, Keirin, 1000m TT

Junior Women

Divya Verma (Breinigsville, Pa.; EDGE Cycling) – Sprint, Keirin, 500m TT

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

For more information, please contact Angelina Palermo at apalermo@usacycling.org.

ABOUT USA CYCLING

USA Cycling is the national governing body for the sport of cycling and oversees the disciplines of road, track, mountain bike, cyclocross, and BMX. USA Cycling’s mission is to champion accessibility, participation, and excellence in the sport of cycling to make more Americans healthier, happier, and better on two wheels while achieving sustained international racing success. USA Cycling supports cyclists at all levels, from those just beginning in the sport and participating in fun rides to international caliber racers. The organization identifies, develops, and selects cyclists to represent the United States in international competition through the support of kids’ and interscholastic programs, amateur bike racing and grassroots development programs, and the provision of critical infrastructure to run organized racing. USA Cycling has a membership of 100,000, annually sanctions over 2,500 events, and is a proud member of the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) and United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee (USOPC).