Gilroy cyclist Shelley Olds was named Friday to the four-woman U.S. Olympic road race team, but as expected Santa Rosa's Levi Leipheimer won't make his second appearance in the Summer Games.
Olds, 31, is among a strong group including 2008 Olympic gold medalist Kristin Armstrong, who broke her collarbone two weeks ago. Olds, a former college soccer player who began cycling in 2005, is expected to have the best chance to win a medal in the women's road race in London.
Megan Guarnier of Mountain View also failed to make the cut.
Leipheimer said two weeks ago he didn't expect to make the men's team after struggling with the aftermath of being hit by a car while on a training ride in April.
Also London-bound is Chris Horner, 40, an Amgen Tour of California rider who will make his Olympic debut. He will be joined by rising U.S. stars such as Taylor Phinney, Tejay Van Garderen and Tyler Farrar.
George Hincapie, who plans to retire in August, failed to make his sixth Olympic team.
Team nominations came amid news reports the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency opened an investigation into allegations of drug use and distribution by seven-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong. Ex-Armstrong teammates such as Hincapie, Dave Zabriskie, Christian Vande Velde, Jason McCartney and Matthew Busche were left off the Olympic team.
Cal's Jonte Grant (Hayward High) placed third in the men's
Stanford alum Peter Varellas had three goals to lead the U.S. team past Australia 7-5 to advance to the semifinals of the FINA World League Super Final in Almaty, Kazakhstan. The Americans play Croatia on Saturday.
Staff writer Phil Jensen and wire services contributed to this report.