Olympics’08 Women’s TT: Armstrong Tops!
After winning her first Gold Medal at the Olympics, American Kristin Armstrong, confessed that she had been dreaming of this day and working toward it for the past eight years. It showed today, as the American specialist rode an incredible second half to overtake GB’s Emma Pooley for the win.
Kristin Armstrong rode a magical time trial today and earned a spot on the top step of the podium.
25-year-old Emma Pooley of Great Britain started well and looked to have the race in hand until one Armstrong put paid to her chances for the top step…
Karin Thuerig netted third on the day – one minute adrift of Armstrong and just over a second ahead of…
Jeannie Longo! The 49-year-old, participating in her seventh Olympic Games very nearly managed a podium appearance.
Reigning World Champion, Hanka Kupfernagel, had a less than stellar ride – 11th.
Marianne Vos was a non-factor today, and her first Olympic Games passes by with nary a blip on the radar screen: soon enough, however, for the young Dutch star.
Olympic Games Women’s TT Results
1 Kristin Armstrong (United States) 34.51.72 (40.459 km/h)
2 Emma Pooley (Great Britain) 0.24.29
3 Karin Thurig (Switzerland) 0.59.27
4 Jeannie Longo-Ciprelli (France) 1.00.90
5 Christine Thorburn (United States) 1.02.44
6 Judith Arndt (Germany) 1.08.05
7 Christiane Soeder (Austria) 1.29.03
8 Priska Doppmann (Switzerland) 1.36.07
9 Zulfiya Zabirova (Kazakhstan) 1.37.75
10 Susanne Ljungskog (Sweden) 1.41.78
11 Hanka Kupfernagel (Germany) 1.43.33
12 Tatiana Guderzo (ItalyItaly) 1.46.25
13 Linda Melanie Villumsen Serup (Denmark) 1.58.90
14 Marianne Vos (Netherlands) 2.06.95
15 Nicole Cooke (Great Britain) 2.22.53