Rio Olympic hopeful recovers from concussion in Tahoe, plans for Tour of California on May 19

by Placerville Newswire / Apr 27, 2016 / comments

[Returning from a concussion, Cylance Pro Cycling team rider Shelley Olds (pictured) plans on training at Lake Tahoe leading up to the Amgen Tour of California. Courtesy Photo]

by Sebastian Foltz: At the 2012 Summer Games in London, women’s pro cyclist Shelley Olds was a flat tire away from a shot at an Olympic road-cycling medal...Lingering concussion symptoms, however, following consecutive crashes while competing in Europe this past March, have Olds’ training plans in Tahoe on hold for at least the time being.

With Rio as the end goal, the decorated women’s cyclist is still planning on competing in this year’s Amgen Tour of California women’s race when it kicks off in South Lake Tahoe Thursday, May 19.

Hoping to get back on her bike soon, Olds spoke with the Tahoe Daily Tribune last week about the Olympics, training in Tahoe and all things cycling.

HOW IS THE CONCUSSION RECOVERY COMING ALONG?

My symptoms are pretty acute right now. I would say I have pretty severe symptoms still. I’m just kind of waiting for it all to settle down. I’m happy I was able to go to Colorado Springs to the Olympic Training Center and get treatment, a diagnosis and a treatment plan, which I didn’t have. I was just kind of winging it...

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