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Jeannie Longo-Ciprelli

Full name: Jeannie Longo-Ciprelli
Gender: Female
Height: 5-4.5 (164 cm)
Weight: 106 lbs (48 kg)
Born: October 31, 1958 in Annecy, Haute-Savoie, France
Affiliations: Paris Cycliste Olympique/Pro Feminin Les Carroz
Country: FRA France
Sport: Cycling

Medals: 1 Gold, 2 Silver, 1 Bronze (4 Total)

Biography

If not the greatest female cyclist of all time, Jeannie Longo certainly has had the longest career. As of 2011, she is still active, having won her first national title in 1979. Originally a skier (both alpine and cross-country), Longo has won all available titles in the sport. She has been world champion 13 times, five times in the road race (1985-87, 1989, 1995), four times in the time trial (1995-197, 2001), three times in the individual pursuit (1986, 1988-89) on the track, and once in the track's points race (1989). In 1993 she also medalled at the World Championships in mountainbiking, finishing second in the cross-country. Jeannie Longo is the winner of four Olympic medals, including a gold medal in the road race of 1996 after four failed attempts as a favorite. Longo has competed in Olympic cycling all seven times the sport has been held for women (1984-2008). She has won the Grande Boucle three times in a row (1987-89) and has 24 French titles to her name, her latest as recent as 2010. Longo has also broken the world hour record a total of six times. Longo has retired, or been assumed to retire, several times, but except for a break between 1989-91 has always continued racing, often against competitors who were not even born when she won her first titles. Despite her successes, Longo is not very popular in the peloton, due to her competitiveness and preference to make her own decisions in preparation and during the race.

Results

Women's Road Race, Individual

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank M T
1984 Summer 25 Los Angeles Cycling France Final Standings 6 at 1:21
1988 Summer 29 Seoul Cycling France Final Standings 21 at 0:00
1992 Summer 33 Barcelona Cycling France Final Standings 2 at 0:20
1996 Summer 37 Atlanta Cycling France Final Standings 1 2-36:13
2000 Summer 41 Sydney Cycling France Final Standings 26 at 0:06
2004 Summer 45 Athina Cycling France Final Standings 10 at 0:59
2008 Summer 49 Beijing Cycling France Final Standings 24 at 0:33 3-32:57

Women's Individual Time Trial

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank M T
1996 Summer 37 Atlanta Cycling France Final Standings 2 at 0:20
2000 Summer 41 Sydney Cycling France Final Standings 3 42:52.547
2004 Summer 45 Athina Cycling France Final Standings 14 33:05.31
2008 Summer 49 Beijing Cycling France Final Standings 4 at 1:00.90 35:52.62

Women's Individual Pursuit, 3,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1992 Summer 33 Barcelona Cycling France Quarter-Finals Heat Two 2 3:46.547
1992 Summer 33 Barcelona Cycling France Qualifying Round 6 QU 3:46.935
1992 Summer 33 Barcelona Cycling France Qualifying Round Heat Eight 1 QU 3:46.935
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