Greta Neimanas elected to UCI Athletes Commission

By USA Cycling | June 12, 2015, 12:30 p.m. (ET)


Greta Neimanas, pictured at the 2015 UCI Para-cycling Track World Championships, is one of three U.S. athletes named to the UCI Athletes Commission

USA Cycling is pleased to announce Greta Neimanas (Chicago, Ill./Twenty16), Georgia Gould (Fort Collins, Colorado/LUNA Pro Team) andDonny Robinson (Napa, California/SE Bikes-pedals2medals.com-TRP) were elected by their peers to the UCI Athletes Commission. The International Cycling Union (UCI) revealed the results on Friday.

The selection of three U.S. athletes tied the Netherlands for the most representation by one country.

“This is an exciting accomplishment by these three athletes,” said USA Cycling CEO & President Steve Johnson. “To be elected by their peers for such important roles shows the value of their character, leadership and talent as athletes. Congratulations to Georgia, Donny and Greta!”

A two-time world champion and 14-time world medalist, Neimanas serves as the Paralympic women’s representative alongside Tobias Fankauser of Switzerland.

Gould, a 2012 Olympic bronze medalist and two-time World Championships bronze medalist, will serve as the women’s mountain bike representative along with Greg Minaar of South Africa as the men’s rep, while Robinson, 2008 Olympic bronze medalist and two-time elite world champion, will act as the men’s BMX representative alongside Colombian Mariana Pajon on the women’s side.

The members will appoint a president for the commission during its first meeting in the fall of 2015. To ensure athletes are well represented, the president will be co-opted onto the UCI Management Committee, the international federation’s executive body that officiates under the authority of Congress.

“We look forward to having a successful cooperation with them in the next two years,” Cookson said in a letter to USA Cycling. “We wish them all the best in their new role.”

Each representative will serve a two-year term.

For full election results, please visit the UCI website.