Shelley Olds

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Shelley Olds
Shelley Evans 2010 Worlds.jpg
Personal information
Full name Shelley Olds
Born (1980-09-30) September 30, 1980 (age 36)
Groton, Massachusetts
Height 5 ft 2 in (1.57 m)
Team information
Current team Alé–Cipollini
Discipline Track and road
Role Rider
Rider type Sprinter
Professional team(s)
2008-9 ProMan Hit Squad
2010 Peanut Butter & Co. TWENTY12
2011 Diadora-Pasta Zara
2012 AA Drink–leontien.nl
2013 TIBCO / To The Top
2014 Alé Cipollini
2015 Bigla Pro Cycling Team
2015– Alé–Cipollini
Major wins
Women's Tour of New Zealand (2010)
Tour of Chongming Island World Cup (2012)

Shelley Olds (born September 30, 1980)[1] is an American racing cyclist.

Olds was born and raised in Groton, Massachusetts. She studied health and human performance at Roanoke College in Virginia, and was captain of their women's soccer team. She was introduced to cycling by her future husband after moving to California and began track racing soon afterwards. She turned professional in 2007.[1][2]

She registered with the UCI under her married name of Shelley Evans for the 2010 season,[3][4] but reverted to her maiden name in later seasons.

Olds rode for the US in the road race at the 2012 Olympics in London. She was one of the four riders in the winning breakaway group that split from the peloton with 50 km to go, but suffered a puncture 20 km later and crossed the finish line with the peloton in seventh place.[5]

Olds joined the Bigla Pro Cycling Team for the 2015 season.[6] However, in June 2015 Bigla announced that Olds had parted with the team by mutual agreement, and the following day her former team Alé–Cipollini announced that they had re-signed her.[7] In November 2015 she was announced as part of the inaugural squad for the Cylance Pro Cycling team for the 2016 season.[8]


Career highlights[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Shelley Olds". USA Cycling. Retrieved May 14, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Moving to the road: A conversation with Shelley Evans". VeloNews.com. May 20, 2010. 
  3. ^ Cranmer, Nicola (February 3, 2010). "The road to TWENTY12". cyclingnews.com. 
  4. ^ "Ranking - Cycling - Road 2010 Women Elite UCI Ranking Individual Shelley EVANS (United States)". UCI. Retrieved May 16, 2012. 
  5. ^ Weislo, Laura (July 29, 2012). "Puncture means heartbreak for Olds in Olympic road race". cyclingnews.com. 
  6. ^ "Ashleigh Moolman joins Bigla on two-year deal". cyclingnews.com. 22 September 2014. Retrieved 2 February 2015. 
  7. ^ Frattini, Kirsten (26 June 2015). "Olds re-signs with former team Alé-Cipollini". cyclingnews.com. Retrieved 1 August 2015. 
  8. ^ Weislo, Laura (10 November 2015). "New women's team Cylance taking aim at inaugural WorldTour". cyclingnews.com. Retrieved 24 December 2015. 
  9. ^ Shelley Olds profile at Cycling Archives
  10. ^ Shelley Evans Olds profile at Cycling Archives
  11. ^ Shelley Olds-Evans profile at CycleBase

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