On this week's episode of The VeloNews Podcast we speak with Megan Jastrab, who recently won the junior women's road race world title in Yorkshire. Jastrab now has her sights set on the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo
On this week's episode we break down all of the action from the Yorkshire road races, including USA Cycling's success in the junior races. Also, we analyze Mads Pedersen and Annemiek van Vleuten's big wins, and hear from Quinn Simmons, America's latest junior men's world champion.
Amid the chaotic dynamics of the junior bunch, Team USA executed its plan perfectly. Their success underscores the value of the U.S. development program, and hints at future greatness in the spring classics.
For years, America has sent its best young cyclists to Europe to develop in the breakneck Belgian youth leagues. Shifting dynamics in the U.S. youth system could change this pathway.