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Cycling at the 2000 Sydney Summer Games:

Women's Individual Time Trial

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Host City: Sydney, Australia
Venue(s): Cycling Road Course, Centennial Parklands, Sydney, New South Wales
Date Started: September 30, 2000
Date Finished: September 30, 2000
Format: 31.2 km. (19.4 miles).

Gold: NED Leontien Zijlaard-van Moorsel
Silver: USA Mari Holden
Bronze: FRA Jeannie Longo-Ciprelli

Summary

The Netherlands' [Leontien Zijlaard-van Moorsel] had had an up and down career. In 1991 and 1993 she was World Champion on the road, and won the 1992-93 Tour de France Féminine. But she withdrew from competition, suffering from anorexia nervosa and depression. She returned to international competition in 1998, winning the time trial World Championships in 1998-99. She entered the time trial in Sydney as the favorite and her entire 2000 Olympics was the stuff of wonder. She would win the time trial by a comfortable 37-second margin over surprising American [Mari Holden]. She would also win gold in Sydney in the individual pursuit and the road race, and added a fourth medal, silver, in the points race. After the Olympics, Holden won the World Championship in this event, although Zijlaard-van Moorsel did not compete. [Jeannie Longo-Ciprelli], the bronze medalist, is the greatest female road cyclist ever, with a huge list of palmares. She was World Champion in this event in 1995-97 and would win again in 2001. Holden had not raced much internationally but later in 2000 she would win the World Time Trial Championship.

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Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal T
1 Leontien Zijlaard-van Moorsel 30 Netherlands NED Gold 42:00.781
2 Mari Holden 29 United States USA Silver 42:37.372
3 Jeannie Longo-Ciprelli 41 France FRA Bronze 42:52.547
4 Anna Wilson 28 Australia AUS 42:58.828
5 Joane Somarriba 28 Spain ESP 43:06.620
6 Clara Hughes 27 Canada CAN 43:12.528
7 Judith Arndt 24 Germany GER 43:31.752
8 Hanka Kupfernagel 26 Germany GER 43:37.943
9 Diana Žiliūtė 24 Lithuania LTU 43:39.997
10 Edita Pučinskaitė 24 Lithuania LTU 43:48.646
11 Mirjam Melchers-van Poppel 24 Netherlands NED 44:12.876
12 Zulfiya Zabirova 26 Russia RUS 44:22.355
13 Catherine Marsal 29 France FRA 44:27.135
14 Ceris Gilfillan 20 Great Britain GBR 44:29.104
15 Geneviève Jeanson 19 Canada CAN 44:32.500
16 Karen Kurreck 38 United States USA 44:33.379
17 Yvonne McGregor 39 Great Britain GBR 44:37.095
18 Dori Ruano 31 Spain ESP 44:37.369
19 Tetiana Stiazhkina 23 Ukraine UKR 44:45.134
20 Solrun Flatås 33 Norway NOR 45:01.575
21 Tracey Watson-Gaudry 31 Australia AUS 45:11.020
22 Nicole Brändli-Sedoun 21 Switzerland SUI 45:16.764
23 Olga Slyusareva 31 Russia RUS 45:51.099