OFFICIAL USA CYCLING PRESS RELEASE.
Colorado Springs, Colo. (July 24, 2011) – Due to an untimely training injury reigning world championship bronze medalist Alise Post (St. Cloud, Minn./Redline Bicycles) will not contest the upcoming UCI BMX World Championships.
“Obviously this is horrible news but I feel confident that we have three girls who will step up to the challenge,” said USA Cycling BMX Programs Director Mike King of the U.S. team’s chances at the pending world championships. “Alise is a strong competitor and we expect to see her back in the saddle soon.”
Post, currently the seventh-ranked rider in the UCI World standings, suffered a leg injury during training on Thursday. The extent of her injuries is unknown but the 20 year-old is expected to return to competition as soon as possible.
“It is obviously unfortunate, but I’m already working to get back on the road to recovery.” stated Post. “The last time I suffered injury I came back even stronger so I fully expect this one to turn out just the same.”
The 2011 UCI BMX World Championships begin Monday in Copenhagen, Denmark with the elite competitions slated for later in the week.
UCI BMX World Championships
July 25-31, 2011
Mike Day (San Diego, Calif./GT–Red Bull)
Connor Fields (Henderson, Nev./Chase BMX)
David Herman (Wheat Ridge, Colo./Intense BMX)
Nicholas Long (Lakeside, Calif./Haro-Rockstar)
Corben Sharrah (Tucson, Ariz./GT Bicycles)
Amanda Carr (Punta Gorda, Fla./Endeavor-Rip XX Racing)
Amanda Geving (Largo, Fla./MCS-Troy Lee Designs)
Arielle Martin (Spanaway, Wash./Intense BMX)
Rusty Nesvig (San Diego, Calif./Factory Intense)
Brooke Crain (Visalia, Calif./Haro-Rockstar)
Dani George (Palmdale, Calif./Supercross BMX)
About USA Cycling
Recognized by the United States Olympic Committee and the Union Cycliste Internationale, USA Cycling is the official governing body for all disciplines of competitive cycling in the United States, including road, track, mountain bike, BMX and cyclo-cross. As a membership-based organization, USA Cycling comprises 66,500+ licensees; 2,200 clubs and teams; and 34 local associations. The national governing body sanctions 2,650 competitive and non-competitive events throughout the U.S. each year and is responsible for the identification, development, and support of American cyclists. To learn more about USA Cycling, visit www.usacycling.org.
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