The American squad lost Michael Woods to a scary crash at Paris-Nice while Lawson Craddock later abandoned with a headache.
Lawson Craddock earns a two-year contract extension after a solid season that included a string of breakaway rides and time trial performances.
American cycling hit a high point during the UCI world road championships in Yorkshire, winning seven medals, three of them gold. The race produced dramatic wins by Chloé Dygert in the women's elite time trial, and by Quinn Simmons and Megan Jastrab in the junior road races. Longtime race photographer Casey B. Gibson was there to document the action, and to snap photos of Team USA behind the scenes, as the riders, directors, and coaches prepared for the races.
American Lawson Craddock finished sixth in the time trial, just 13 seconds from the final podium in Yorkshire.
Wednesday's stage of the Vuelta a Espana was supposed to be easy. Then, gusting crosswinds and aggressive tactics transformed it into the hardest day of the 2019 race.
We catch up with Kate Courtney to discuss her World Cup overall title; plus analysis from the Vuelta a España, Sepp Kuss's thrilling stage win, and pro cycling's young stars.
American roars from fourth in time trial to next day’s breakaway at Spanish grand tour
Riders vow to keep fighting in this Vuelta after the American team suffered multiple crashes and lost two of its strongest riders.