Peter Moore, 18, of Saint Paul was recently named by USA Cycling to represent the United States at the 2019 UCI Junior Track Cycling World Championships in Frankfurt-Oder, Germany. The championships will take place Aug. 14-18.
One of seven athletes selected to represent the USA, Moore will compete in the International Omnium, a four-race event. He qualified for Junior Worlds in July at USA Cycling’s Junior Track Nationals in Los Angeles, where he won gold in the International Omnium, silver in the Individual Pursuit, and bronze in the Madison and Team Pursuit. This will be Moore’s second appearance at Junior Worlds. In 2018 he competed in the Madison in Aigle, Switzerland, placing 7th.
Moore began his cycling career at the National Sports Center Velodrome when he was eight years old as part of the Velo Kids program. He progressed quickly up the ranks and began racing in the men’s fields at age eleven. Now a seven-time junior national champion, and many time men’s state champion, he is the dominant cyclist at the track.
Moore races in France for the CCVSA cycling club, in the US on the road for the St. Paul Bicycle Racing Club, and on the track for Donkey Label Racing. This fall Moore, who was also the 2019 Minnesota state high school Nordic skiing champion, will attend Bowdoin College in Maine and compete in Nordic skiing.