Shannon Sovndal, MD, is a team physician for the Garmin-Sharp professional cycling team and works at the General Clinical Research Center (GCRC) for the University of Colorado. He attended medical school at Columbia University in New York City and completed his residency at Stanford University. He is a member of the American College of Sports Medicine and the American College of Emergency Medicine.
Before becoming a physician, Sovndal raced road bikes in the United States, winning the California/Nevada District Championship and numerous other road races and criteriums. He has written several articles on cycling topics and contributed to the scientific literature in emergency medicine. He coauthored the previous version of Fitness Cycling and was lead author of Cycling Anatomy, both published by Human Kinetics.