Career Highlights: No other male rider on the U.S. Cycling team headed to London has more Olympic experience than the 36-year-old Wells. He made his Olympic debut in 2004, when he finished 19th in the mountain bike cross-country race in Athens. Four years later, Wells qualified to race at the Beijing Games, where he placed a disappointing 43rd. That frustrating performance did not stop Wells from setting his sights on a third straight Olympic appearance. “Nothing compares to the Olympics,” Wells told USA Cycling’s official website. “The Olympic experience is amazing because you are surrounded by so many incredible athletes. It is very humbling to be part of the greatest global sporting event.” He secured his latest Olympic berth by finishing seventh at the 2011 world championships and earning four top-20 world cup finishes within a 12-month period. A cross-country national champion in 2010 and 2011, Wells also is a two-time national champion in the short track cross-country event (2002 and 2010) and the cyclo-cross (2011 and 2005). In 2010, Wells became the first athlete to win national titles in the cross-country, short track and cyclo-cross all during the same year.