Elite men's podium © Dave Roth

Powers, Johnson and Trebon among those representing the US at worlds. © Dave Roth

USA Cycling Has Just Announced the five Elite men who will be representing the United States in this year’s world championships. Read on for details.

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO – USA Cycling announced the final nominations to the U.S. National Team for the 2011 UCI Cyclocross World Championships in St. Wendel, Germany, January 29-30th.  Five elite men were named to the team, rounding out the 17-rider US contingent.

With Todd Wells (Durango, Colo./Specialized) declining the automatic nomination he earned by virtue of his elite national championship victory, two automatic qualifiers were left to be named to the team: Jeremy Powers (Easthampton, Mass./Cannondale-cyclocrossworld.com) and Tim Johnson (Topsfield, Mass./Cannondale-cyclocrossworld.com). The pair earned their spots on the start line as the top two Americans in the UCI cyclocross rankings, in 12th and 15th respectively. They are also one and two in the US Gran Prix of Cyclocross and the USA Cycling Cyclocross National Calendar standings.

Joining Powers and Johnson in the elite men’s race will be three discretionary picks: Ryan Trebon (Bend, Ore.), who was the silver medalist at nationals; Jamey Driscoll (Winooski, Vt.), who followed up a solid USGP season with a fourth-place effort at nationals; and Jonathan Page (Northfield, NH), the 2007 worlds silver medal and the most consistent American male on the UCI World Cup circuit this season.

The elite women’s, U23 men’s, and junior men’s rosters were announced earlier this week. That announcement can be read by clicking here.

UCI Cyclocross World Championships

St. Wendel, Germany

January 29-30, 2011

Elite Men’s Roster

Jeremy Powers (Easthampton, Mass./Cannondale-cyclocrossworld.com)

Tim Johnson (Topsfield, Mass./Cannondale-cyclocrossworld.com)

Ryan Trebon (Bend, Ore.)

Jamey Driscoll (Winooski, Vt.)

Jonathan Page (Northfield, NH)