You see a lot of successful road athletes having a background in track. They are moving away from it, just like me, because the program has changed.
— Shelley Evans on transitioning from track racing to the road in an interview with VeloNews.
Evans is a frequent rider at Hellyer Park Velodrome and has won a few UCI World Cup medals for the US Team. This year, she’s focussing more on road events and the Tour of New Zealand earlier this year.
I truly hope that talents like Shelley aren’t moving away from the track “because the program has changed”. If that’s the case, then the damage caused by all the recent changes to the Olympic program has already been done. Thanks a lot guys.
Read the interview with Evans as she talks about going from the track to the road, her plans for the 2012 Olympics and being a woman racer at VeloNews.