Valente takes endurance lead in debut while Lily Williams is tied for second after opening round.
Other US track riders set to compete in the five-round series include Grant Koontz, defending champion Gavin Hoover, and Lily Williams.
What to do after the Olympics? Scoring a spot on L39ion was my next goal.
Often, the best laid plans go awry. This happened to me and others in London. Getting a win alongside world champions and Olympic medalists brought a groundswell of emotions.
Kirsten Wild, Ed Clancy enjoy the final races of their careers in London.
Young American track ace wins elimination race to move within five points of series lead ahead of final round in London.
Brutal travel, eager fans after midnight, and exciting racing all come into play for the second round of the Champions League.
Panevėžys velodrome, Lithuania, plays host to second round of new-format series: 'This event is very important for track cycling.'
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Here’s what they said after being named to U.S. Olympic squad for road, mountain bike, track, BMX cycling
American riders react to being named to Team USA for the Olympic Games in Tokyo.