Shelley Olds- Road
Shelley Olds out of Roanoke College is a racing cyclist who has been competing since 2008. Olds was one of three women named by USA Cycling to represent the U.S. at the 2012 Olympics in London. Olds has been living and training in the Italian Alps and is one of the highest ranked women’s cyclist in the world.
Jimmy Watkins ignited the US track scene on fire last year by winning National titles in the Sprint, Keirin and Team Sprint. The new big man on the US track cycling scene seems to kick in doors and save old ladies by day and race on the boards and hit the gym at night (or maybe it is the other way around).
Dotsie Bausch- Track
A six-time U.S. National Champion and a two-time Pan Am Championships gold medal winner, Dotsie Bausch is in her 12th year as a bike racer. She spent nine years as a member of the U.S. National Team and has competed in the biggest road races around the world for professional teams including Jazz Apple, Colavita-Sutter Home and T-Mobile.
Arielle Martin BMX
I put the final touches on my Olympic race bike today. I’ve been riding its twin that will also come to London for the last week or so, but wanted to keep the race ride as fresh as possible. We leave for London in 10 days!! Its so incredibly exciting to be this close and I’m jumping at the bit now that some of my buddies are already over there and posting pictures of the village and venues. Training has been great, spirits are high and I am definitely riding on some Olympic hype! The Nike gear is coming in, we were fitted for our uniforms a few days ago, and I’ve got someone really special painting my Olympic helmet right now. So… without further ado meet my London race rides.
Tyler Farrar- Road
Farrar started racing at 13, and rode for Jelly Belly in 2003, Health Net-Maxxis in 2004, and Cofidis in 2006 and 2007. In April 2006 he crashed near the finish of the Circuit de la Sarthe and broke his collarbone and missed most of the season. For the 2008 season, he transferred to Slipstream-Chipotle.
He has won stages in the Giro d’Italia, Vuelta a España, Three Days of De Panne and Tour de France. He wore theyellow jersey on stage three of the 2008 Tour of California after winning intermediate sprint points during stage two. Now he is in the 2012 Olympics.