Former Scotts Valley cyclist top USA finisher in women’s road race

Former Scotts Valley resident Shelley Olds, center, came in seventh place and was the top U.S. sinisher during the Olympic Women’s Cycling Road Race on Suunday, July 29, 2012 in London. (Anthony L. Solis/Santa Cruz Sentinel)

Former Scotts Valley track and road cyclist Shelley Olds, now of Groton, Mass., finished in seventh place in the Olympic women’s cycling road race, which was staged in London Sunday afternoon.

The gold medal went to the Netherlands’ Marianne Vos, who covered the route in 3:35.29. Elizabeth Armitstead gave host Great Britain its first medal of the London 2012 Olympic Games with her silver medal finish, while Olga Zabelinskaya of Russia won the bronze in 3:35:31.

Other American finishers were: Evelyn Stevens (Acton, Mass.), 24th, 3:35:56; Kristin Armstrong (Boise, Idaho), 35th, 3:36:16; and Amber Neben (Irvine, Calif.), 36th, 3:36:20.

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