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Nelson Vails represented USA at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, California, and won the silver medal in the individual 1000-meter Match Sprints, behind countryman Mark Gorski. Vails was the 1984 National Sprint Champion and National Tandem Sprint Champion in 1984, 1985 and 1986. In 1985 he earned a silver medal in the Tandem Sprint at the World Championships. In the 1980s and early 1990s he competed professionally in 6-Day circuits in Europe and in Japanese Keirin events from 1990 to 1995.
Since his retirement, Vails has been a cycling commentator for major TV networks and starred with Kevin Bacon in "Quicksilver" a movie about NYC bike messengers. In 2009, Nelson was inducted into the U.S. Bicycling Hall of Fame for his outstanding accomplishments as a cyclist and also for his contribution to the sport of cycling.