After five years with the US squad, Newsom is choosing to race closer to home and her family.
The Abus rider celebrated a breakthrough victory in Bentonville, with Emily Newsom and Alexis Skarda rounding out the podium.
Team USA sends a strong women's squad including Lauren De Crescenzo, Sarah Sturm, Lauren Stephens; other nations rely on athletes from different disciplines.
Newsom rides to sixth at The Mid South after a cyclocross section shatters the front group of men and women racing together.
EF Education-TIBCO-SVB rider finishes sixth on old bike after new bike shows up the night before.
Newsom wants to win every race she enters, including The Mid South this Saturday. But she knows her pro license doesn't guarantee a thing.