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  Jeannie Longo    

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Jeannie Longo was born on October 31, 1958.

The French rider was a proven performer in the Olympics and the World Championships. She was also dominate in time trials and stage races.

She is generally thought of as the greatest female cyclist in history.

Longo won the 1996 Olympic Road Race in front of Imelda Chiappa of Italy and Clara Hughes of Canada.

Longo was 2nd in the 1992 Olympic Road Race behind Kathy Watt of Australia.

Longo also won five World Championship Road Race titles, the most for men or women.

Longo won the 1985 World Championship Road Race in front of Maria Canins of Italy and Sandra Schumacher of Germany.

Longo won the 1986 World Championship Road Race in front of Janelle Parks of the USA and Alla Jakovleva of the Soviet Union.

Longo won the 1987 World Championship Road Race in front of Heleen Hage of the Netherlands and Connie Meyer of the Netherlands.


Longo also won the 1989 World Championship Road Race in front of Catherine Marsal of France and Maria Canins of Italy.

In addition, Longo won the 1995 World Championship Road Race in front of Catherine Marsal of France and Edita Pucinskaite of Lithuania.

Longo was 2nd in the 1993 World Championship Road Race behind Leontien Van Moorsel of the Netherlands.

Longo was also 3rd in the 2001 World Championship Road Race behind Rasa Polikeviciute of Lithuania and Edita Pucinskaite of Lithuania


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