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Freddie Rodriguez out of worlds

Updated: September 25, 2013, 3:07 PM ET
Associated Press

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- U.S. road champion Freddie Rodriguez and Olympian Shelley Olds have withdrawn from the cycling world championships that begin Sunday in Florence, Italy.

The 40-year-old Rodriguez, a surprise national champion, said this week that the road course in the Tuscan countryside doesn't suit his strengths. He will be replaced on the American roster by Matthew Busche, a veteran of three world championship teams.

Olds announced Friday that she was withdrawing due ...

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