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Plattekill Instant Qualifier for JrX Worlds

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO (derailedonline.com) - USAC has announced that the winner of Junior Expert Plattekill Series #1 Downhill race, scheduled for May 2-3, 2008, is an automatic qualifier for the national team to compete at the UCI World Championships this year.

Official USAC Press Release:

USAC will be assuming financial responsibility for riders in the teams listed, IF THE RIDERS MEET THE AUTOMATIC QUALIFICATION STANDARDS BELOW. USAC is limited in the number of riders we will fund, indicated by the maximum number in parentheses. USAC may also fund those athletes who are chosen via coaches’ discretionary selection. Information regarding USAC discretionary selection procedures can be found in the “General Team Selection Information” document on the USAC website. All riders should review this document as well as “USAC Process for selecting riders to protected events”. Both of these documents outline responsibilities and requirements for team selection. Please note that USAC will NOT fill the teams to the maximum number of riders if it deems petitioning riders are not medal capable or future medal capable.

1. *Junior Men Downhill (Maximum of 2)

*Note: Junior athletes that meet the criteria for automatic selection will be required to pay a 50% deposit of the total estimated cost of the event. Any junior athlete that achieves a top three (3) finish at the 2007 MTB World Championships in the event in which they were selected will be refunded their deposit in full. Athletes that were selected via discretion will be required to pay the full deposit.

Junior Downhill (male and female)

Eligible Participants: USAC International License Holders; Age 17 and 18
Maximum Start Positions: 7

Athletes will receive automatic nominations to the team based on the following prioritized criteria:
1. Any athlete placing in the top three (3) at the 2007 World Championships in the same event and category. In order to maintain their position on the Team, the eligible athlete(s) must continue to
demonstrate the ability to finish in the top 3 at the World Championships during the current racing season. This evaluation will be based on results from major international competition and current ranking on the appropriate UCI Individual Classification.

2. The winner of the Junior Expert Plattekill Series #1 Downhill race. This event is currently scheduled for May 2-3, 2008 in Roxbury, NY.

3. The winner of the Junior Expert Chile Challenge/Mountain States Cup # 3 Downhill - USACMTB National Gravity Calendar race. This event is currently scheduled for May 23-26, 2008 in Angel Fire, NM.




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Posted on Feb 14, 2008 17:43:31 -0400 by Brady.