Tag: Olympic Cycling
The documentary Cheetah: The Nelson Vails Story, will premiere in San Diego on Thursday night March 6th at the La Paloma in Encinitas. Nellie came on to chat about growing up in Harlem and becoming an Olympic silver medalist in the match sprint. You can purchase tickets for the premiere at www.nelsonvails.com.
John Vande Velde is the father of cyclist Christian Vande Velde from the Garmin-Sharp team, and a 1968 and 1972 Olympian. Our conversation ranged from his amateur days to his Olympic experiences, to his appearance as one of the four Italian cyclists in Breaking Away, to the cycling achievements of his three kids, and to the upcoming Gran Fondo – www.christiansgranfondo.com that he and Christian are putting on in Chicago on September 28th.
In her career, Inga Thompson raced on three U.S. Olympic cycling teams, won four national championships, and finished second in two world championships. Her recent letter about the state of cycling was eye opening to say the least. Inga is a woman with opinions who is obviously not afraid to express them or to name names. GREAT conversation!
22 year old Taylor Phinney, the son of cycling legends Davis Phinney and Connie Carpenter Phinney, came on to chat about his training as he heads into London for his second Olympics, his strictly business approach to coming home with a medal, the allure of Paris Roubaix, and what he gained from not only winning the first stage of the 2012 Giro d’ Italia, but from completing that classic event.