Career Highlights: One of the world’s fastest sprint racers, Farrar has the potential to make a big splash when he makes his Olympic debut. If the highly anticipated men's road race comes down to a sprint, Farrar could certainly be in the mix. A Tour de France stage winner last year, Farrar earned his spot on the U.S. Olympic roster thanks to a 10th-place finish in the 2011 world championships. He burst onto the national scene in 2002 when he won junior national championships in the individual pursuit, team pursuit and sprint races. Three years later on the elite level, Farrar won a national championship in the criterium. While he has enjoyed a tremendous amount of success, especially on the international scene, Farrar also has had to overcome some personal tragedy off the course. He lost close friend Wouter Weylandt during a crash at the 2011 Giro d’Italia. That came two years after his father, Ed, was left paralyzed from the chest down when he was hit by a car while riding his bike to work.