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Brent Bookwalter

US cycling envious of Iran, Morocco heading to Rio Olympics

When riders roll to the start line for the road cycling race on the first official day of the Rio Olympics, more will be wearing Iranian and Moroccan jerseys than those of Team USA.

It's a thought that causes Jim Miller plenty of anguish. A bit of embarrassment, too.

Miller is the vice president in charge of the elite teams for USA Cycling, so it's his job to build the American squad for events such as the Summer Games. And part of building the team is making sure that the most possible riders have qualified to hit the start line.

"It's a highly unenviable situation to be in," Miller said grimly.

The two-man U.S. road squad will be announced June...

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