Cycling at the Olympics is split into five distinct disciplines: road cycling, track cycling, BMX racing, BMX freestyle and mountain biking. Find out more about who will be representing the United States in each discipline at the 2024 Paris Olympics.

Road Cycling

Three men and three women are heading to the Olympic Games as part of the U.S. road cycling team. All three women will have a busy time in Paris, as Chloe Dygert and Kristen Faulkner will also compete in track cycling and Taylor Knibb will compete in triathlon.

The last American to win an Olympic medal in road cycling was Kristin Armstrong, who won time trial gold at three consecutive Games from 2008-2016.

Chloe Dygert races the time trial at 2023 Worlds
Chloe Dygert won the time trial title at the 2023 World Championships.
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Chloe Dygert

Women's Time Trial, Road Race

For the second Olympics in a row, Dygert will compete in both road cycling and track cycling. Her two Olympic medals thus far have come on the track, but the 27-year-old has a chance to get her first road medal in Paris. She's the reigning world champion in the women's time trial, having won the title in 2023 — three years after a brutal crash at the same event nearly ended her career.

Kristen Faulkner

Women's Road Race

Faulkner was selected for the road race as a replacement for Taylor Knibb, who resigned from the event in order to focus on the time trial and triathlon events. In road cycling, the 31-year-old Faulkner has won three Grand Tour stages over the past two years. She'll also compete in track cycling's team pursuit event in Paris.

Taylor Knibb

Women's Time Trial

After winning the time trial at this year's road cycling national championships, Knibb will have the opportunity to compete in two sports at the Paris Olympics. The 26-year-old competed at the Tokyo Games in triathlon and was part of the U.S. mixed relay team that won a silver medal. She qualified for triathlon once again this year but also will be making her first Olympic appearance in road cycling. Although she was eligible to complete in both road events, Knibb resigned from the road race in July was replaced by Kristen Faulkner.

Brandon McNulty

Men's Time Trial, Road Race

After an impressive ride at the Tokyo Games — he rode in the lead group for part of the road race before ultimately finishing sixth — McNulty is back for his second Olympics. The 26-year-old is a former junior world champion and is coming off a fourth-place finish in the time trial at last year's world championships.

Magnus Sheffield

Men's Time Trial, Road Race

Sheffield, 22, will make his Olympic debut in Paris and will race both of the road cycling events. He's accrued several podium finishes at time trial events this year.

Matteo Jorgenson

Men's Road Race

Jorgenson, who will turn 25 before the Paris Games, is the lone rider on the U.S. men's road cycling team who won't contest the time trial. Instead, his sole focus will be on the road race during his Olympic debut. Earlier this year, Jorgenson became the third American ever to win the long-running Paris-Nice stage race. Before heading to Paris, he'll race this year's Tour de France.

Track Cycling

The U.S. women qualified for all three endurance events (team pursuit, Madison, omnium), while the men only qualified for the omnium. As a result, the U.S. will take six athletes (five women, one man) to Paris.

All five women will compete in team pursuit, while two will also compete in the Madison, and one (Jennifer Valente) will compete in all three events.

Jennifer Valente waves to the crowd at the Olympic velodrome
Jennifer Valente will attempt to defend her Olympic gold in the omnium, one of three track cycling events she'll compete in during the Paris Games.


Jennifer Valente

Women's Team Pursuit, Madison, Omnium

Valente, the reigning Olympic and world champion in women's omnium, will compete in all three endurance events. The 29-year-old is set to make her third Olympic appearance. She currently has three Olympic medals — aside from her omnium gold at the Tokyo Games, she's also won silver and bronze medals in team pursuit at each of the last two Olympics.

Lily Williams

Women's Team Pursuit, Madison

Williams, 29, will be Valente's partner in the Madison as well as a member of the team pursuit squad. She made her Olympic debut three years ago in Tokyo as part of the bronze medal-winning team pursuit group.

Olivia Cummins

Women's Team Pursuit

One of two Olympic rookies on the women's team pursuit squad, Cummins is the youngest member of the team. The 20-year-old was part of the team pursuit unit that won the Pan American Championships in April.

Chloe Dygert

Women's Team Pursuit

Dygert is headed to her third straight Olympics, and for the second Games in a row, she will compete in both track cycling and road cycling. As a track cyclist, the 27-year-old has competed in the team pursuit at each of the last two Olympics and has a silver medal (Rio 2016) and a bronze (Tokyo 2020) to show for it.

Kristen Faulkner

Women's Team Pursuit

Faulkner, 31, is preparing to make her Olympic debut after a rapid rise in the cycling world. The Alaska native was formerly a junior world championships medalist in rowing, and in 2021, she quit her job as a venture capitalist to pursue a full-time career in cycling. She will also compete in the road race.

Grant Koontz

Men's Omnium

The lone man on the U.S. track cycling roster is Koontz, who will make his Olympic debut by competing in the omnium. The 30-year-old captured several Pan American titles (Madison, elimination, team pursuit) earlier this year.

BMX Racing

The U.S. will send five athletes (three women, two men) to compete in BMX racing at the Paris Games. The women's team is loaded with medal potential as two of the riders (Alise Willoughby, Felicia Stancil) have won world titles since the last Olympics, and the other woman (Daleny Vaughn) finished third at the world championships earlier this year.

Felicia Stancil in the air during a BMX race
2022 world champion Felicia Stancil (fourth place) had the best finish among American BMX racers at the Tokyo Olympics.


Felicia Stancil

Women's BMX Racing

After narrowly missing out on a medal at the Tokyo Games — she finished fourth in the final — Stancil will return for her second Olympic appearance. She won her first world title in 2022, setting the 29-year-old up as a medal contender in Paris. Stancil is currently ranked No. 7 in the world.

Daleny Vaughn

Women's BMX Racing

Vaughn is a relative newcomer on the scene but appears to have a bright future ahead of her. The 23-year-old is ranked No. 10 in the world but made a huge statement in May by winning a bronze medal at the world championships. She'll make her Olympic debut in Paris.

Alise Willoughby

Women's BMX Racing

Fresh off winning her third world title (and first since 2019), Willoughby is set to appear at her fourth Olympic Games. At the 2016 Rio Games, she earned a silver medal — the best-ever result for a U.S. woman in BMX racing at the Olympics. At age 33, she is ranked No. 2 in the world and will be the oldest member of the U.S. BMX racing team headed to Paris.


Kamren Larsen

Men's BMX Racing

Larsen is headed to his first Olympics at age 24. The world No. 9 won Pan American Games gold last year and is coming off a solid season on the 2024 World Cup circuit in which he landed on the podium for the first time in April and finished fourth in the final standings.

Cameron Wood

Men's BMX Racing

Wood, 22, is an Olympic rookie and the youngest member of the U.S. Olympic BMX racing team this year. Ranked No. 12 in the world, Wood has two World Cup victories under his belt thus far in his career. His first win came in 2022, a season in which he finished second overall in the final standings.

BMX Freestyle

The U.S. will take a full team of four riders (two per gender) to Paris for BMX freestyle. The sport debuted on the Olympic program three years ago at the Tokyo Games, and the U.S. is still in search of its first gold medal.

Hannah Roberts shows Olympic ring tattoos on her upper arm
Hannah Roberts, a five-time world champion and Tokyo Olympic silver medalist, will be Team USA's top gold medal hopeful in BMX freestyle.


Perris Benegas

Women's BMX Freestyle

Benegas, who will turn 29 shortly before she competes in Paris, is headed to her second Olympics after finishing fourth and narrowly missing the podium in Tokyo. The 2018 world champion will compete at the first-ever X Games women's BMX contest this summer and will be a medal contender at the Paris Olympics.

Hannah Roberts

Women's BMX Freestyle

Already a five-time world champion, Hannah Roberts is looking to add "Olympic champion" to her résumé. The 22-year-old is headed to her second Olympics and is a strong gold medal contender once again. A heavy favorite three years ago at the Tokyo Games, Roberts ended up with a silver medal. In 2019, she became the first woman to land a 360 tailwhip in a competition.


Marcus Christopher

Men's BMX Freestyle

With a second-place finish at the final Olympic Qualifier Series contest in Budapest, Christopher locked up a spot on his first U.S. Olympic team. The 21-year-old rising star earned a bronze medal at X Games Japan last year before breaking his jaw and cheekbone during a horrific crash at the California edition of the event a few months later. He'll be the lone Olympic rookie on the U.S. BMX freestyle team in Paris.

Justin Dowell

Men's BMX Freestyle

Dowell, 24, will compete at the Olympics for a second time after finishing eighth in Tokyo. In four X Games appearances, Dowell has never finished worse than fourth in BMX park and has won a pair of silver medals at the prestigious event. The 2018 world champion's signature trick — a combination of a tailwhip and a barspin at the same time — is known as the "twix."

Mountain Biking

The U.S. qualified four athletes (two men, two women) — the maximum a country can have — for mountain biking at the Paris Games. It's been 12 years since the U.S. last won a medal in mountain biking, but the U.S. has a group of talented young riders who could change that.

Haley Batten rides her bike next to rock on Olympic mountain bike course
After finishing ninth at the Tokyo Games and third at the 2022 World Championships, Haley Batten is headed to her second Olympics.


Haley Batten

Women's Mountain Biking

Batten, ranked No. 10 in the world, is headed to her second Olympics after a ninth-place finish three years ago in Tokyo. The 25-year-old won a World Cup race in April and has earned podium finishes in two other events this season. She also finished third at the 2022 World Championships.

Savilia Blunk 

Women's Mountain Biking

After finishing on the podium at two World Cup events in April, Blunk has risen to No. 5 in the world rankings. The 25-year-old will make her Olympic debut in Paris.

Riley Amos

Men's Mountain Biking

Amos, 22, has become a dominant force on the under-23 circuit. He won the U23 race at all three of this season's World Cups so far, and he finished fourth at last year's U23 World Championships. Those results have elevated him to No. 2 in the world rankings.

Christopher Blevins

Men's Mountain Biking

Blevins, 26, was the lone U.S. man to compete at the Tokyo Olympics, where he placed 14th. He won a World Cup race in April and is currently ranked No. 9 in the world. In 2021, Blevins became the first American man since 1994 to win a senior elite World Cup event.