USA Cycling unveils step-by-step pathway for hopefuls wishing to race for Team USA

The Athlete Development Pathway is meant to serve as a clearly defined funnel to international success

Riders of Team USA on a training ride
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The American cycling governing body, USA Cycling, today unveiled its Athlete Development Pathway (ADP), a clearly defined, step-by-step process for those wishing to race for Team USA.

Based on previous pilot programs like the Olympic Development Academy, ADP is focused on development and meant to educate athletes and parents alike about the opportunities available to them on their journey from local results to international achievement.

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Anne-Marije Rook
North American Editor

Cycling Weekly's North American Editor, Anne-Marije Rook is old school. She holds a degree in journalism and started out as a newspaper reporter — in print! She can even be seen bringing a pen and notepad to the press conference.

Originally from The Netherlands, she grew up a bike commuter and didn't find bike racing until her early twenties when living in Seattle, Washington. Strengthened by the many miles spent darting around Seattle's hilly streets on a steel single speed, Rook's progression in the sport was a quick one. As she competed at the elite level, her journalism career followed, and soon she became a full-time cycling journalist. She's now been a cycling journalist for 11 years.