Colorado Springs, Colo. (April 9, 2008)—
With the 2008 Olympic Games just four months away, the United States is currently illustrating its strength as one of the top women’s road cycling nations in the world, referenced by two women in the top ten of the UCI international rankings, two women in the top ten of the UCI Women’s Road World Cup series and the U.S.’ fourth-place ranking in the world.
In the overall UCI rankings, three-time world championship medalist Kristin Armstrong (Boise, Idaho) is currently the top-ranked American in sixth with 513 points, while compatriot Amber Neben (Irvine, Calif.) is ranked ninth with 477 points.
After three events on the World Cup circuit thus far this season, Armstrong is ranked sixth in the 11-race series, while the winner of the season opener, Katheryn Curi-Mattis (Mountain View, Calif.), currently sits fourth in the standings.
The recent efforts of the highly-ranked trio has the U.S. ranked fourth in the world behind Germany, the Netherlands and Italy respectively. Should the U.S. maintain a top-15 ranking on May 31 as expected, it will send the maximum of three women to the Beijing Games this August.
For the current UCI Women’s Road World Cup standings, click here.
For the current UCI International Individual and Nation Rankings, click here.
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