USA Cycling just announced the 10 riders who will be competing at the 2019 Pan American Continental Mountain Bike XCO Championships in Aguascalientes, Mexico April 3-7, 2019. Among the competitors are current Elite Women’s World Champion Kate Courtney (San Francisco, California: Scott-SRAM) and U23 Men’s World Championships Silver Medalist Christopher Blevins (Durango, Colorado: Specialized Bicycles Factory Racing Team).
Along with Courtney and Blevins, are National Champions Howard Grotts (Durango, Colorado: Specialized Factory Racing Team) and Erin Huck (Boulder, Colorado: CZ Racing).Elite Women
Kate Courtney* (San Francisco, Calif.; Scott-SRAM)
Erin Huck* (Boulder, Colo.; CZ Racing)
Chloe Woodruff* (Prescott, Ariz.; Stan's-Pivot Pro Team p/b Maxxis) Elite Men
Howard Grotts* (Durango, Colo.; Specialized Bicycles Factory Racing Team)
Luke Vrouwenvelder (Chapel Hill, N.C.; lukeVcoaching.com p/b Violich Farms)
Keegan Swenson (Park City, Utah; Stan's-Pivot Pro Team p/b Maxxis)
Russell Finsterwald (Colorado Springs, Colo.; Cliff Pro Team)U23 Women
Haley Batten* (Park City, Utah; Clif Pro Team) U23 Men
Christopher Blevins* (Durango, Colo.; Specialized Bicycles Factory Racing Team)Junior Men
Riley Amos (Bear Development Team; Durango, Colo.) Automatic qualifiers are noted with an asterisk (*).
Note: USA Cycling is not fielding a squad of Junior Women due to the fact that there were no automatic qualifiers or individuals who filled out discretionary petitions and met the standards.
The USA Cycling 2019 Pan-American XCO Mountain Bike Championships selection criteria are available here
for more information.