American stars shine abroad while domestic races dwindle — What does the future hold for US cycling?

It was an incredible year for American riders on the WorldTour yet road racing in North America is on the decline.

Sepp Kuss celebrates victory in the 2023 Vuelta
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What a season it was for American riders on the WorldTour. Sepp Kuss won the Vuelta a España. Neilson Powless wore polka-dots at the Tour de France and has been ranked in the top 20 in the UCI rankings for most of the season. Matteo Jorgenson has been racking up young rider’s jerseys all year long and is headed to Jumbo-Visma, the top team in the sport, on a three-year deal. 

These are U.S. riders with world-class talent achieving world-class results. 

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