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Road-trial winners an unlikely lot

Updated: June 20, 2004, 5:48 PM ET
Associated Press

REDLANDS, Calif. -- Duplicating the setup of the Olympic road courses was easy. Now the trick for USA Cycling is figuring out how an inexperienced roster will handle the burden of performing on sport's elite stage.

The 18-rider U.S. cycling team won't be finalized until July 12, yet it's expected that only five of the riders likely to represent the U.S. in Athens will have any past Olympic experience.

"I don't know what the pressure will be like since it'll be my first one, too," U.S. ...

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