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Individual Time Trial, Women

Date13 – 13 August 2008 — 11:30
LocationGonglu Zixingche Saichang, Juyongguan
Participants25 from 17 countries
Format23.5 km.

The women time trial was one lap of the 23.5 km. Beijing road course, which was highlighted by the steep climb up and down the Badaling section along the Great Wall. The weather was cool and cloudy, with a light wind. Britain’s Emma Pooley was the fifth starter of 25, but set a very fast time. Her time held up until America’s Kristin Armstrong, the 19th starter, went off. Armstrong trailed Pooley’s pace thru the first half of the race, but was stronger on the downhill sections and won by just over 24 seconds. Armstrong had been World Champion in 2006 and runner-up in 2007. Switzerland’s Karin Thürig, the 2004-05 World Champion, started ninth and would finish third for the bronze medal, repeating her finish from 2004. Cycling legend Jeannie Longo (FRA), racing in her seventh Olympics, placed fourth, just over a second behind Thurig. Pooley’s silver medal was a reward for her work in the road race, where she rode for her teammate, Nicole Cooke, who won the gold medal.

1Kristin ArmstrongUSA34:51.72Gold
2Emma PooleyGBR35:16.01at 24.29Silver
3Karin ThürigSUI35:50.99at 59.27Bronze
4Jeannie LongoFRA35:52.62at 1:00.90
5Christine ThorburnUSA35:54.16at 1:02.44
6Judith ArndtGER35:59.77at 1:08.05
7Christiane SoederAUT36:20.75at 1:29.03
8Priska DoppmannSUI36:27.79at 1:36.07
9Zulfiya ZabirovaKAZ36:29.47at 1:37.75
10Susanne LjungskogSWE36:33.50at 1:41.78
11Hanka KupfernagelGER36:35.05at 1:43.33
12Tania GuderzoITA36:37.97at 1:46.25
13Linda VillumsenDEN36:50.62at 1:58.90
14Marianne VosNED36:58.67at 2:06.95
15Nicole CookeGBR37:14.25at 2:22.53
16Nataliya BoyarskayaRUS37:14.65at 2:22.93
17Gao MinCHN37:15.23at 2:23.51
18Mirjam Melchers-van PoppelNED37:51.59at 2:59.87
19Marta VilajosanaESP37:54.99at 3:03.27
20Maryline SalvetatFRA38:09.72at 3:18.00
21Emma JohanssonSWE38:28.83at 3:37.11
22Oenone WoodAUS38:53.45at 4:01.73
23Edita PučinskaitėLTU38:55.37at 4:03.65
24Alex WrubleskiCAN39:15.42at 4:23.70
25Meng LangCHN40:51.61at 5:59.89