Monday, July 27, 2015

Six Whole Athlete/Specialized Riders Named to 2015 World Championship Team!

On the heels of a successful National Championships bid that saw the team earn three titles and five medals, Whole Athlete/Specialized was rewarded with selection of all six eligible athletes for the 2015 World Championships in Andorra on September 3rd!

Kelsey Urban, Christopher Blevins, Haley Batten, Cypress Gorry, Anders Johnson, and Carson Beckett
will represent the USA at the 2015 World Championships in Andorra.

Automatic selections include newly crowned U23 National Champion Cypress Gorry, Junior 17/18 Champion and world #1 ranked Christopher Blevins, and Junior 17/18 Women's Champion and world #1 ranked Haley Batten. The three well-deserving discretionary selections are Anders Johnson, Carson Beckett, and Kelsey Urban. Johnson and Beckett are the 2nd and 3rd highest ranked US Junior riders, while Urban has consistently maintained a top-10 world ranking all year. All three riders have been consistently on national-level podiums throughout the season.

Cypress Gorry
Gorry has been on the verge of breakthrough success all season.

Haley Batten
Batten has been unbeatable in the US.

Chris Blevins
Blevins aims to compete in both road and MTB Worlds this Fall.

Carson Beckett
Beckett is no stranger to the podium.

Kelsey Urban
Urban a model of consistency.

Anders Johnson
Johnson has been steadily on the rise all season.

Next up for the Whole Athlete / Specialized Team:

August 2nd: U23 World Cup #7 - Mont Saint Anne, CAN
August 9th: U23 World Cup #8 - Windham, NY

September 3rd: Junior and U23 World Championships - Valnord, Andorra

Stay tuned for more exciting news!

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