“It may have lacked drama.
It lacked the element of surprise.
But that doesn’t diminish the accomplishment for Emma White, who was officially named a member of the U.S. cycling team that will compete in the Tokyo Olympics this summer.
The Duanesburg High and Union College graduate will compete in women’s team pursuit in track cycling, the category of the sport in which cyclist do multiple laps inside a velodrome and are scored based on combined individual times.
Team USA announced its Olympians this week, and White is one of five, along with Chloe Dygert, Jennifer Valente, Lily Williams and Megan Jastrab, listed for women’s team pursuit.
Despite the lack of a race schedule because of the pandemic, the 23-year-old White had reason to be convinced she would make the team based on her role in helping Team USA win the gold medal in dominating fashion at the UCI Track Cycling World Championships at the Velodrome in Berlin, Germany, on Feb. 27, 2020.”
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MacAdam, Mike. Schenectady Gazette 11 June 2021.