Valente does enough to retain overall after strong comeback by Katie Archibald in round two of racing, Lily Williams holds on for third.
Other US track riders set to compete in the five-round series include Grant Koontz, defending champion Gavin Hoover, and Lily Williams.
Lily Williams enjoying her Tour de France Femmes experience: ‘I don’t think we realized how big it would be’
The American is planning a move to France ahead of the Paris Olympics in 2024.
Team USA bounced back from a disappointing opening ride at the Olympic Games to set a national record and take bronze in the women's Team Pursuit.
Tokyo Olympics track racing: USA takes women’s Team Pursuit bronze, Germany and Netherlands claim Pursuit and Sprint golds
USA wins bronze in women's Team Pursuit as Germany gets gold with world record-beating time. Netherlands wins Team Sprint while Italy and Denmark to race for gold in men's Team Pursuit.
The USA and Great Britain will go head-to-head in round one of the Team Pursuit. The world record could tumble again in this face-off but can either team step up to beat the Germans?
Tokyo Olympic track racing: China wins women’s Team Sprint gold, U.S women’s Pursuit squad sets up battle with Great Britain
U.S. Team Pursuit squad qualifies third as Germany, GB, and the U.S. all beat previous world record; China tops Germany for Team Sprint gold.
Here's how Team USA overcame tragedy and turmoil to rebuild the storied women's Team Pursuit squad.
Amber Neben, Coryn Rivera, Chloe Woodruff, Christopher Blevins, and others named to the full U.S. squad for Tokyo
After less than three years of racing on the track, Lily Williams sets her sights on the USA's Olympic team pursuit squad.
Rally Cycling riders discuss Tokyo dreams and life in the US Olympic Training Center, Colorado Springs.
Americans Chloe Dygert, Lily Wiliams, Jennifer Valente, and Emma White won gold in the team pursuit on Thursday night, and dedicated the win to former teammate Kelly Catlin, who died in March.
UCI Track Cycling World Championships: USA women fastest in qualifying, Denmark sets new world record
USA Women's Team Pursuit put themselves in pole position for the world title round, posting fastest qualifying time.
Williams aiming to demonstrate that women's cycling is truly exciting at Colorado Classic.