Superstar cycling sprinter Teresa Cliff-Ryan put her bike in the garage and decided to attack the Olympic speedskating scene in the US Long Track Trials at the Utah Olympic Oval in Kearns, Utah shortly after Christmas. Already a champion in in-line skating, Cliff-Ryan had little experience on ice but was very likely to qualify for an Olympic spot when she was struck by another skater and seriously injured, as this story relates.
A couple of years ago we asked NRC champion Janel Holcomb who she would be most disturbed to see on her wheel as she was approaching the finish line in a criterium. Her answer was quick: "Teresa Cliff-Ryan". We're confident that the determined Cliff-Ryan will soon come back from her injuries and hope to see her back on a bike and in competition again soon.