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USA Cycling to Announce Olympic Long Team for Tokyo Games

May 29, 2020

The announcement will be livestreamed with host Steve Schlanger and special guest Patrick Dempsey.

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – USA Cycling will announce their Olympic Long Teams for the Road, Track, and Mountain Bike disciplines on June 2, 2020 at 12:00 p.m. MDT. The announcement will be livestreamed on the USA Cycling website. The show will be hosted by Steve Schlanger, a veteran broadcaster who’s done play-by-play for NBC for the Cycling World Championships and will have special guest Patrick Dempsey, the Honorary Captain of the Olympic Cycling Team and avid cyclist.

“We’re excited to announce our long team. Having a platform for our athletes to shine, and giving our audience the chance to engage with them is a new opportunity for USA Cycling,” said Jim Miller, the Chief of Sport Performance. “We believe we had a good team that would have competed in Tokyo this year. With an extra year to prepare we believe we will have a great team.”

The show will be produced by Dragonfli Media and feature hosting duties and a number of special guests all being piped in remotely from around the country.  Long-time NBC Cycling and Olympics announcer Steve Schlanger will anchor the show with a special appearance by actor, director, and Honorary Olympic Cycling Team Captain, Patrick Dempsey. But the true stars of the show will be the athletes with five of the named athletes being interviewed remotely about their emotions in making the team and the challenges and opportunities surrounding an Olympics now taking place in July and August, 2021.

The event will also be promoted and available through media outlets like the United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee, Bicycling, VeloNews, and CyclingNews.

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 Bouker Pool at [email protected]

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.