Recently crowned junior track world champion Megan Jastrab (Rally UHC) will miss the upcoming Colorado Classic after the UCI denied her request for an exemption that would have allowed the 17-year-old to compete in the 2.1-ranked race.
Jastrab, who won the Omnium and Madison titles at the UCI Junior Track World Championships last week in Frankfurt, Germany, competed in Colorado in 2017 with the Amy D. Foundation composite team and again last year with trade team Rally UHC.
The race’s jump to UCI status this year, however, means junior riders are not eligible.
“I was very disappointed to hear that I couldn’t race the Colorado Classic,” said Jastrab, who is in transit home to California from Germany.
“I have competed in the last two editions, and it’s been a great way to close out the season. This year it was going to be the perfect prep for road Worlds.”
Jastrab is not only one of the top up-and-coming riders in the US, her exploits recently on the track and in international competition with the USA Cycling development program have lifted her into the elite ranks among her world-wide peers.
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