Posted by Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) on July 10th, 2009 at 9:37 am
18-year old Portland resident Jacob Rathe has been selected by USA Cycling to be of four junior road racers that will represent the United States at the upcoming Junior World Championships in Moscow, Russia.
For Rathe, a recent graduate of Lincoln High School in downtown Portland, this is the second year in a row he’ll don the stars and stripes jersey. Last year, he traveled to Cape Town, South Africa (we caught up with him right before he left) where he finished mid-pack among the world’s top junior racers.
Rathe is a member of the Hammer/CMG Racing Team which is managed and coached by two-time Olympian Oliver “Butch” Martin (member of track team in 1964 and 1968).
Rathe will look to improve on that result this year. He has shown excellent form this season with several regional road race wins and, according to Oregon Cycling Action, top ten finishes in European stage races earlier in the year.
The Junior World Championships Road Race will be held on August 9th.