Emma White to forgo cyclo-cross season for track focus

The USA Cycling Pro Road Championships last week in Tennessee provided plenty of headline-grabbing results, from Coryn Rivera’s road race win after coming second three times, to 43-year-old Amber Neben’s repeat performance in the time trial, and relative unknown Leigh Ann Ganzar’s surprise triumph in the criterium.

Riding consistently beneath those headlines, however, was 20-year-old Emma White (Rally Cycling), who claimed a clean sweep of the U23 titles, which took place with the elite women but were scored separately.

Along with her U23 results, White also finished third among the elites in the road race and time trial. She just missed the elite podium in the criterium, winning the field sprint for fourth after a trio of riders sneaked away on the penultimate lap.

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In all, White spent more time on podiums last week in Tennessee than any other rider – by far – and she added three more championship jerseys to her already impressive collection, which – going back to her first junior cyclo-cross championship in 2010 – now adds up to at least 13.

So far all of White’s jerseys have come in cyclo-cross and on the road, but now she’s setting her sights on the track as well.

The 20-year-old from Delanson, New York, announced today via social media that she’s forgoing the upcoming cyclo-cross season to focus on the USA track squad with hopes of earning a spot with the reigning Team Pursuit world champions at the 2020 Olympics Games in Tokyo.

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