Thus far during her young career, Emma White has successfully balanced a schedule of racing cyclocross and road.
This calendar year is demonstrative of the success she has had pursuing both. White kicked off 2018 by winning the U23 Cyclocross National Championship in Reno, and last weekend, she took home U23 titles in the time trial, criterium and road race at the 2018 Road Nationals in Knoxville.
Today, White announced on social media that her racing schedule is changing this fall. White will not be racing cyclocross this season as she pursues a spot on the 2020 U.S. Olympic team for track.
On Instagram, White wrote:
I have big news that I’ve been biting my tongue on for a while! I will not be racing the cyclocross season this year, as I have been given an opportunity to explore track cycling with @usacycling in pursuit of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics!
This has always been a dream, and I’m more than ready to start chasing it. — It’s not an easy decision leaving cyclocross, but I’m confident it’s the right decision. Cross was my first love and I will always consider myself part of the NE cyclocross family. I am forever thankful to everyone who has gotten me to this point! I’m ready to take on this new chapter!
Stay tuned for more on what the move to the track means for White’s future in cycling and cyclocross.