Kristen Faulkner will have the opportunity to compete in multiple events at the Paris Olympics after being a late addition to the U.S. road cycling team.

The 31-year-old, who was already set to compete in track cycling's team pursuit event, will now compete in the road race as well. The women's road race is set for Aug. 4, while the women's team pursuit event kicks off two days later with the qualifying round.

Faulkner takes the spot of Taylor Knibb, who resigned from the road race in order to focus on the time trial and the triathlon events. Knibb had already been named to the U.S. Olympic triathlon team when she won the 2024 USA Cycling Time Trial National Championships earlier this year. That win qualified her for both the road race and the time trial but, given her busy schedule in Paris, she's decided to narrow her road cycling focus down to just the time trial.

It's been a rapid rise for Faulkner, who quit her job as a venture capitalist in 2021 to pursue a full-time career in cycling. The Alaska native was previously a junior world championships medalist in rowing. She'll be making her Olympic debut at the Paris Games.

Knibb, 26, qualified for triathlon three years ago at the Tokyo Olympics, finishing 16th in the women's event and earning a silver medal as part of the U.S. mixed relay team. This will be her second Olympics competing in triathlon but her first time competing in road cycling.

The U.S. women's road cycling team also includes reigning time trial world champion Chloe Dygert. The 27-year-old will compete in both road events (road race, time trial) and, like Faulkner, will also be part of track cycling's team pursuit event.