With Farrar's odds against Cavendish, the five American men will likely ride for a small group finish in Saturday's Olympic road race
U.S. Olympic hopeful Shelley Olds shows the flag on the Fourth of July
The defending champ gets off to the best possible start, taking the opener ahead of American Shelly Olds
Race officials neutralized and canceled the fourth stage of the women’s Nature Valley Grand Prix on the final lap after a large crash at the start/finish line took down a number of riders. Overall leader Kristin Armstrong (Peanut Butter & Co.-Twenty12) and defending champion Shelley Olds (Diadora-Pasta Zara) were among the crashed riders heading into the bell lap in the Uptown Minneapolis Criterium.
Shelley Evans, Amber Rais Pierce and Sinead Miller will join Mara Abbott on the team next year
Tyler Farrar is the likely leader of the nine-man U.S. men team for the world's road race. A cast of young riders, and perhaps Christian Vande Velde, will provide support.
Mara Abbott (U.S. National Team) became the first American woman to win the Giro Donne today, while Shelley Evans took home the final stage win.
HTC-Columbia's speedster wins a lot, but says she's never won four stages in a row. American Shelley Evans is third.
Shelley Evans (Peanut Butter & Co/2012) is known for her prowess on the track, racking up three World Cup podium finishes and her second scratch race National Championship in 2009 alone, but is having a break through season on the road this year.
American riders won five, including three golds. at the 2010 Pan American Road and Track Championships this weekend in Aguascalientes, Mexico. Ben King (Trek-Livestrong) won both the U23 men’s time trial and road race while Shelley Evans (Peanut Butter & Co. Twenty12) won the elite women’s road race.
American Shelley Evans retook the overall lead at the Tour of New Zealand, winning the tour’s fifth stage in a field sprint ahead of Australian champion Ruth Corset and China's Xin Liu and gaining enough bonus time to move ahead of teammate Amber Neben.