Norm Alvis rode the team time trial for the United States, which finished 10th, at the 1988 Seoul Olympics. He turned professional after these Olympics, riding for 7-Eleven in 1989-90, Motorola from 1991-94, and finishing his career with Saturn in 1995-98. Alvis won the 1995 US National road title, and also won the Philadelphia International Championship that year. In 1997 he won the Herald Sun Tour and the Tour de Toona. He rode the Tour de France once, in 1990, and rode the Giro d’Italia in 1990 and 1992-93, finishing all four Grand Tours he started. Alvis later settled in Colorado where he worked as a senior portfolio manager for US Bank.