USA Cycling has announced the Mountain Bike for the 2012 London Olympics. Georgia Gould (Luna Pro Team) earned the only automatic nomination and will be joined on the women’s squad by Lea Davison (Specialized Racing). Samuel Schultz (Subaru-Trek) and Todd Wells (Specialized Racing) both received discretionary nods and will make up the two-person men’s squad.
Gould automatically qualified by ranking inside the top 10 in the individual UCI World Cup rankings, in eighth, as of May 31, 2012. As the discretionary selection, Davison has finished inside the top 10 at three world cup or world championship events in the last 24 months.
After finishing in seventh place at the 2011 world championships and earning four top 20 world cup and world championship results within the past 12 months, the soon to be three-time Olympian Wells will fill the men’s mountain bike squad, along with Schultz who boasts the top American world cup average finish in 2012.
“We have a strong team going to London with a solid combination of experience, leadership and young talented athletes who are all capable of standout performances,” said USA Cycling V.P. of Athletics Jim Miller. “Each member of the team is deserving, we’re proud to welcome them as a part of Team USA and look forward to a promising Olympic Games.”
Men's Mountain Bike Team
Samuel Schultz (Subaru-Trek)
Todd Wells (Specialized Racing)
Women's Mountain Bike Team
Lea Davison (Specialized Racing)
Georgia Gould (Luna Pro Team)