Todd Wells at the Windham World Cup. Cyclocross Magazine

Todd Wells at the Windham World Cup. Cyclocross Magazine

Todd Wells may have not raced much cyclocross last season, but he had a good excuse: he was goaling for an Olympic berth and had to focus on his mountain biking. Last weekend, we caught up with Wells after he took fourth place at the Windham World Cup mountain bike race, which was his best World Cup result so far this year. Despite a slow start, Wells powered up to the lead group, surviving the heat and the dust, to almost snag a podium spot, missing out by just nanoseconds.

Wells is looking forward to the Olympics, and he’s already thinking about cyclocross season, with plans to try to score a spot on the Worlds team for Louisville 2013.