USA Cycling announced today the eight athletes it will send to the UCI BMX Supercross World Cup event in Beijing, August 20-21. The competition is set to serve as the official test event for the 2008 Olympic Games next summer.
Four men - Kyle Bennett
(Conroe, Texas), Donny Robinson
(Napa, Calif.), Mike Day
(Santa Clarita, Calif.) and Randy Stumpfhauser
(Sanger, Calif.) - received nominations to the team.
Day, Robinson and Stumpfhauser were automatically selected as the top three riders in the 2007 USA Cycling Elite Men's BMX Rankings as of May 20 respectively. Bennett received a coaches' selection after capturing his third career world title on Saturday at the UCI BMX World Championships in Victoria, B.C.
Four women were also selected for the squad - Krystal Hime
(San Antonio, Texas), Kim Hayashi
(Chandler, Ariz.), Amanda Geving
(Largo, Fla.) and Jill Kintner