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Three New Members Join USA Cycling Board of Directors

Published December 14, 2018

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – USA Cycling today announced the addition of three new members to the Board of Directors. Erica Clevenger, Bob Saffell and Julia Violich have been appointed and begin their terms immediately.

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"We are pleased to welcome Erica, Bob and Julia to the Board," said Bob Stapleton, USA Cycling Chairman of The Board. "They are passionate advocates of the sport who bring a wealth of specific expertise to USA Cycling. They join a strong Board that represents each discipline and our key stakeholders, and provides important advice and insight to USA Cycling."

Joining the Board for two-year terms are:

Erica Clevenger, Collegiate Committee Representative – Erica Clevenger has served as the Female Athlete Representative to the Collegiate Sport Committee for the past three years. She was the 2016 Collegiate Triathlon National Champion and 2017 Collegiate Cycling Road Race National Champion, and now races for both TWENTY20 Pro Cycling and at the collegiate level for Colorado School of Mines while working on her PhD in environmental engineering.

Bob Saffell, Mountain Bike Committee Representative – Bob Saffell began mountain biking in the 1990s after friends introduced him to the discipline, and he and his wife, Lyna, have now raced in hundreds of events. He currently works for Wolters Kluwer Health, Learning, Research and Practice as the director of content strategy and operations. Saffell also founded the Scalded Cats Cycling team and serves on the Board of the Utah High School Mountain Biking League.

Julia Violich, USA Cycling Foundation Representative – Julia Violich currently runs Violich Farms, Inc., serves as COO of Capay Farms, and oversees Violich Properties real estate. She is co-founder and finance director of TWENTY20 Professional Cycling. She has been a member of the USA Cycling Foundation Board since January 2011 and was appointed to the executive committee. Violich has won five National titles and a silver medal at the 2008 Masters World Championships.

Visit USACycling.org for more information on the Board of Directors, as well as on the athletes, events and membership programs. Follow @USACycling across all channels for the latest on Team USA.

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