RILEY AMOS BATTLES CHRISTOPHER BLEVINS FOR SPOT ON U.S. OLYMPIC TEAM

Fayetteville, Arkansas, April 3, 2024

The U.S. Pro Cup is taking place in Fayetteville, Arkansas this week. The first race took place on Wednesday, April 3rd, with many of America’s top XC racers competing. The big news was that the Elite Men’s race came down to a sprint to the finish between Christopher Blevins and Riley Amos, who just moved up from the U-23 ranks this year. Blevins only beat Riley Amos by three seconds. That is impressive. Three years ago, Blevins became the first American male to win an Elite Men’s XCO World Cup race in 27 years, with Tinker Juarez having won the previous one at the final round of the World Cup series in 1997, with that race taking place in Canada. Riley Amos in 2021. (Photo courtesy of Trek)

It looks like Riley Amos and Christopher Blevins will be battling hard in the World Cup series this year. If Riley starts beating Christopher Blevins in the next few weeks, Riley could earn a spot on the U.S. Olympic team this summer. The World Cup season starts next weekend in Brazil. According to Ned Overend, it’s possible that both Blevins and Amos could make the team if they accrue enough UCI points in the weeks ahead. Here are the top ten finishers in the different classes on Wednesday in Fayetteville.

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