Mitchell to participate with Team USA at Iowa City World Cup
Ellie Mitchell of Anchorage has been named to the Team USA roster for the Iowa City Cyclocross World Cup on Sept. 14.
The 19-year-old was one of three riders named to the U-23 women to compete in the elite race.
Mitchell is a freshman at Colorado Mesa University in Grand Junction, where she is competing with the women’s cycling team.
This summer she participated at the Montana Cross Camp, where she won the second climb and was a two-time bike derby champion.
The Iowa City Cyclocross World Cup will be a serious step in competition.
The weekend event will feature 80 races for amateurs and professionals in one of the largest gathering of international cyclocross riders.
The two-mile course features steep hills, technical portions and ramps.