Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Jeannie Longo

Jeannie Longo continues to amaze and inspire. At 49 years old, she just won the French national road AND time trial championships last week - that's the elite overall, not an age category. She took 2nd at the Mount Hood Cycling Classic in May, missing 1st only because of a controversial UCI nitpick about her handlebar angle, beating out the best of the best 20- and 30-something racers in North America. Now she's won the individual pursuit on the track, and she'll be representing France in the Olympics for the SEVENTH time! Cyclingnews:

Longo is the most successful women's cyclist of all time. During her career she has won 13 world titles, as well as four Olympic Games medals; with silver medals in the 1992 Barcelona, Spain road race and 1996 time trial, a bronze in the Sydney, Australia Olympic Games time trail in 2000 joining her gold from Atlanta.

Longo has also claimed an impressive 10 UCI World Track Championship medals, including four golds. Nine of those medals were for the three-kilometre pursuit, with one coming in the points race at the 1989 event in Lyon, France.
You go girl!