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Road Race, Individual, Women

Date26 September 2000 — 10:00
StatusOlympic
LocationCycling Road Course, Centennial Parklands, Sydney, New South Wales
Participants57 from 23 countries
Format119.7 km. (74.3 miles) mass start race.

Defending champion Jeannie Longo was back for her fifth Olympics. But the dead flat course did not allow her or any rider to break open the field, and it came down to a field sprint. Finishing in Sydney downpour, the winner was the Dutch rider Leontien Zijlaard-Van Moorsel over Germany’s Hanka Kupfernagel. Zijlaard-Van Moorsel’s performance at the 2000 Olympics rivals any in cycling history. She won the road race, the individual time trial, the 3,000 metre individual pursuit on the track, and won a silver medal in the points race on the track. She won the World Championships on the roads in 1991 and 1993, and in the Time Trial in 1998-99, and was a four-time individual pursuit World Champion (1990, 2001-03). Her career occurred in two phases. After 1993, she suffered from anorexia nervosa and lost almost 20 kg. (44 lbs.). But she recovered and returned to international cycling in the late 90s to enjoy her greatest successes.

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTimeMargin
1Leontien Zijlaard-van MoorselNED3-06:31Gold
2Hanka KupfernagelGERat 0:00Silver
3Diana ŽiliūtėLTUat 0:00Bronze
4Anna WilsonAUSat 0:00
5Svetlana BubnenkovaRUSat 0:00
6Magali le Floc'hFRAat 0:00
7Zulfiya ZabirovaRUSat 0:00
8Heidi Van De VijverBELat 0:00
9Yvonne SchnorfSUIat 0:00
10Sara SymingtonGBRat 0:00
11Geneviève JeansonCANat 0:00
12Mirjam Melchers-van PoppelNEDat 0:00
13Rasa PolikevičiūtėLTUat 0:00
14Joane SomarribaESPat 0:00
15Alessandra CappellottoITAat 0:00
16Nicole BrändliSUIat 0:00
17Tetiana StiazhkinaUKRat 0:00
18Jacinta ColemanNZLat 0:00
19Oksana SaprykinaUKRat 0:00
20Cindy PietersBELat 0:00
21Pia SundstedtFINat 0:00
22Lyne BessetteCANat 0:00
23Tracey GaudryAUSat 0:00
24Yvonne McGregorGBRat 0:00
25Edita PučinskaitėLTUat 0:06
26Jeannie Longo-CiprelliFRAat 0:06
27Ceris GilfillanGBRat 0:06
28Juanita FeldhahnAUSat 0:06
29Monica ValenNORat 1:31
30Petra RoßnerGERat 2:46
31Valeria CappellottoITAat 2:46
32Priska DoppmannSUIat 3:46
33Valentyna KarpenkoUKRat 4:02
34Fátima BlázquezESPat 4:02
35Ingunn BollerudNORat 4:02
36Roz Reekie-MayNZLat 4:03
37Chantal BeltmanNEDat 4:03
38Solrun FlatåsNORat 4:33
39Catherine MarsalFRAat 4:33
40Vanja VonckxBELat 6:09
41Miho OkiJPNat 6:09
42Olga SlyusarevaRUSat 6:56
43Clara HughesCANat 10:18
44Cláudia SaintagneBRAat 17:48
45Chen Chiung-YiTPEat 21:29
46Dania PérezCUBat 21:57
47Nicole FreedmanUSAat 21:57
48María Mercedes CagigasESPat 21:58
49Janildes FernandesBRAat 28:41
ACBianca NetzlerSAMDNF
ACDeirdre MurphyIRLDNF
ACIna-Yoko TeutenbergGERDNF
ACKaren KurreckUSADNF
ACMari HoldenUSADNF
ACRoberta BonanomiITADNF
ACSusy PrydeNZLDNF
ACYoanka GonzálezCUBDNF