National Team Rider Shelley Olds’ Bike Stolen Two Days Before National Championships in Preparation For World Cup


Nicola Cranmer, General Manager
Tel: 415.246.8791

September 30, 2008 – Grave misfortune has struck within the PROMAN Women’s Professional Cycling Team and UCI Professional Track Team. Shelley Olds determined this morning that her bike was stolen from her car in Gilroy, California, Her car was parked in a driveway near the Eagle Creek Golf Course.

“I love that bike,” explained Olds, shaking her head in disbelief. “You work hard to get yourself set up on a bike, then you get used to it and grow to appreciate everything about it. It wouldn’t be quite the tragedy it is if not for Track National Championships just two days away. I don’t know yet what I’ll do. We hope to recover the bicycle and I am offering a reward”

Bike Specs:
BMC Trackmaster 47cm Carbon frame, Cane Creek 50mm Carbon wheels, white Ritchey Syncros stem, 38cm FSA Bars, Dura ace 165mm cranks, gold Izumi Chain

“This is especially painful since one of the most important races of Shelley’s career is just two days away,” explained Nicola Cranmer, General Manager of PROMAN Women’s Professional Cycling Team. “But it’s also a terrible misfortune because BMC had the frame flown in from Switzerland especially for Track Nationals and the UCI World Cups and all of our sponsors have been so generous in their support of our team, and our staff has worked so hard to get all of Shelley’s equipment dialed in and has maintained it so that it has worked flawlessly over the past two years.”

If you have any information on the whereabouts of Shelley’s bike, please contact Cranmer at the above phone number or email. The team is happy to support efforts by the police to pursue perpetrators, but will also gladly recover the bike, no questions asked. A reward is offered

About BMC
BMC, based in Grenchen, Switzerland, designs and manufactures high-performance bicycles for road, mountain, track and cyclocross. Our dedicated engineers continually explore new realms of design and technology, setting ever-higher standards for excellence. We are the world’s first and only manufacturer to use Easton CNT nanotechnology ina complete frame. And we lead the industry with breakthrough innovations like integrated skeleton concept (ISC) frame design, advanced pivot system (APS) suspension and use of Swiss precision bearings. BMC is the official sponsor and outfitter for BMC Professional Cycling Team. Learn more by visiting .

About PROMAN Women’s Professional Cycling Team / UCI Pro Track Team
The PROMAN Women’s Professional Cycling Team is dedicated to promoting the fun and ethical growth of American Cycling for Women and serving as a platform for women to earn the right to represent the United States National Cycling, Mountain Bike and Cyclocross Teams. The team works in partnership with USA Cycling, the UCI and the Agency for Sporting Ethics (ASE), which in 2007 created the most aggressive anti-doping program in professional sports. All PROMAN riders and staff support a strict Code of Conduct, striving to treat competitors, race organizers, national and international cycling officials, spectators and fans with the highest standards of fairness, character, kindness and respect. The team believes in and loves the bicycle as a force for positive social change, an environmentally responsible transportation option and a healthy and fun lifestyle for boys, girls, men and women of all ages.
For more information, visit and .

About the author: Thien Dinh

Thien Dinh gained most his cycling knowledge the old fashioned way, by immersing himself in the sport. From 2007 to early 2013, Thien served as RoadBikeReview Site Manager, riding daily while putting various cycling products through its paces. A native of California, Thien also enjoys tinkering with photography and discovering new music.

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