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Cycling at the 1996 Atlanta Summer Games:

Women's Individual Time Trial

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Host City: Atlanta, United States
Venue(s): Buckhead Cycling Course, Atlanta, Georgia
Date Started: August 3, 1996
Date Finished: August 3, 1996
Format: 26.1 km. (16.2 miles).

Gold: RUS Zulfiya Zabirova
Silver: FRA Jeannie Longo-Ciprelli
Bronze: CAN Clara Hughes


The world’s greatest women road racer was [Jeannie Longo] (FRA), whose palmares are too numerous to list. Suffice to say she was World Champion in 1995 both in the road race and the road time trial. Thirteen days before the Atlanta time trial, she had finally managed to win Olympic gold in the road race. The contenders to her crown were [Clara Hughes] (CAN) and [Kathy Watt] (AUS) who had joined Longo on the podium in this event at the 1995 Worlds. The threesome would finish 2-3-4 in the event, Longo winning silver, and Hughes bronze. The gold medal in the race went to Russia’s Uzbeki-born [Zulfiya Zabirova], who was completely unknown. But she would finish second at the World Championships in 1997-98, win the world title in 2002, and was third in 2004. Clara Hughes won bronze medals in 1996 in both the road time trial and the mass start road race. She competed again in cycling at Sydney with less success. In 2002 Hughes competed at the Winter Olympics as a speed skater, winning a bronze medal in the 5,000, and she would win two speed skating medals at the 2006 Olympic Winter Games. She was the second woman, after [Christa Luding-Rothenburger] (GDR/GER), to win medals at both the Winter and Summer Olympics.

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Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal M T
1 Zulfiya Zabirova 22 Russia RUS Gold 36:40.00
2 Jeannie Longo-Ciprelli 37 France FRA Silver at 0:20
3 Clara Hughes 23 Canada CAN Bronze at 0:33
4 Kathy Watt 31 Australia AUS at 1:13
5 Marion Clignet 32 France FRA at 1:34
6 Tea Vikstedt-Nyman 37 Finland FIN at 1:44
7 Jolanta Polikevičiūtė 25 Lithuania LTU at 1:47
8 Imelda Chiappa 30 Italy ITA at 2:07
9 Linda Jackson 37 Canada CAN at 2:10
10 Anna Wilson 24 Australia AUS at 2:10
11 Linda Brenneman 30 United States USA at 2:12
12 Rasa Polikevičiūtė 25 Lithuania LTU at 2:13
13 Joane Somarriba 23 Spain ESP at 2:15
14 Yvonne McGregor 35 Great Britain GBR at 2:29
15 Diana Rast 25 Switzerland SUI at 2:48
16 Jeanne Golay 34 United States USA at 2:56
17 Lenka Ilavská 24 Slovakia SVK at 3:17
18 Svetlana Bubnenkova 23 Russia RUS at 3:36
19 Yvonne Brunen 25 Netherlands NED at 3:59
20 Jacqui Nelson 31 New Zealand NZL at 4:18
21 Sarah Phillips 29 Great Britain GBR at 4:36
22 Rebecca Bailey 21 New Zealand NZL at 5:05
23 Tanja Klein 26 Austria AUT at 5:23
24 Maritza Corredor 27 Colombia COL at 5:26