Originally Posted by Mike T.
I'm not sure how much money the USCF throws at its track squad but I'll bet it's a fraction of the millions that the UK squad has to make their lives easier - money for training, equipment, support, testing, living expenses. And look what's it's done for the UK since Boardman started the ball rolling - world and olympic golds and world records by the basket full.
The USA results are in proportion to money spent.
If you look at the composition of the US Track talent pool (aka national team) and how people get in, and the rules for riders who are in, riders are basically on their own to develop and mostly what USAC does is run the selection events. They also run some training camps, but riders are (last time I checked, which wasn't recently) mostly responsible for getting their own coaching subject to the approval of USAC to stay in the talent pool.
And given the success that a bunch of women have had lately, and considering that a lot of the men are relatively young, it makes sense that they're sending more women than men to Manchester.