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Flat tire halts American cyclist Shelley Olds’ medal dreams
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"I know I’ll be happy if it comes to a sprint," she told reporters before the race.

Olds had spent the winter in exile from her boyfriend to prepare for London. She lived most of the time in Girona, Spain, a hotbed for American cyclists. She performed so well in the spring racing season that U.S. coaches named her to the four-woman team that included veterans Armstrong and Neben.

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"My body will be ready for the event," Olds told VeloNews.

But in London, it wasn’t meant to be.


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