Of the 16 cyclocross athletes representing the United States in the Netherlands, 14 competed in DuPage County in 2021.
OAK BROOK, IL — USA Cycling recently announced the 16 athletes headed to Hoogerheide, Netherlands to represent the United States at the 2023 UCI Cyclocross World Championships taking place February 2nd through 5th, 2023. Out of the 16 athletes, 14 are familiar faces to the DuPage Sports Commission and DuPage County, having competed right here only a few years ago.
In December 2021, 14,000 spectators witnessed the grit and glory that is championship racing at the USA Cycling Cyclocross National Championships at Cantigny Park. These 14 athletes participated in this event, all finishing in the top six for their respective categories, several taking the top spots on the podium. Below are details regarding the athletes, the categories they were chosen to compete in and their achievements while competing in DuPage County.
- Elite Men – Curtis White, finished 2nd in the men’s elite in 2021
- Elite Women – Clara Honsinger, finished 1st in women’s elite in 2021 and Raylyn Nuss, finished 2nd in 2021
- U23 Men – Andrew Strohmeyer, finished 2nd in 2021
- U23 Women – Lizzy Gunsalus, finished 3rd in 2021 and Madigan Munro, finished 2nd in 2021
- Junior Men – Magnus White, finished 1st in 2021; Andrew (AJ) August, finished 2nd in 2021; Ben Stokes, finished 5th in 2021; Daniel English, finished 6th in 2021
- Junior Women – Kaya Musgrave, finished 3rd in 2021; Samantha Scott, finished 5th in 2021; Vida Lopez de San Roman, finished 1st in the Junior Women’s 15-16 race and has aged up into the Junior women’s 17-18 race for this year including the World Championships
- Declining his nomination to Team USA was Jack Spranger who finished 4th in Men’s Junior in 2021
The 2021 event is an exciting example of the high-caliber endeavors taking place in DuPage County, which has welcomed athletes from around the United States, and in some cases the world, over the past several years. DuPage County has even been a stop on the road to the Olympics.
About the DuPage Sports Commission
Created by the not-for-profit organization DuPage Convention & Visitors Bureau (DCVB), the DuPage Sports Commission (DSC) was founded in 2019 to harness the power of sports tourism on behalf of the County’s 38 communities and one million residents. The DSC is uniquely positioned to advocate for and actively impact the health of DuPage communities through strategic growth as an amateur, youth and professional sporting destination. For more information, visit www.DuPageSportsCommission.com.