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  • News | Sydney 2000

    Elements no match for treble-winning cyclist Zijlaard

    By the time she was 23 years old, Dutch cyclist Leontien Zijlaard had already enjoyed incredible success on both road and track. She had a track world title and two road titles to her name, and was acclaimed by many as the world's foremost female cyclist. She looked set to dominate her sport for the foreseeable future, but then illness forced her to withdraw from competition for a period of years.
    26 Sep 2000 | Sydney 2000, Netherlands, Cycling Road
  • News | Sydney 2000

    Cycling - Leontien Zijlaard (NED)

    By the time she was 23 years old, Dutch cyclist Leontien Zijlaard had already enjoyed incredible success on both road and track. She had a track world title and two road titles to her name, and was acclaimed by many as the world's foremost female cyclist. She looked set to dominate her sport for the foreseeable future, but then illness forced her to withdraw from competition for a period of years.
    26 Sep 2000 | Sydney 2000, Cycling Road, Netherlands
  • News | Los Angeles 1984

    Hegg strikes gold after swapping skis for wheels

    Life was good for the young Steve Hegg after he was crowned the downhill ski champion of the United States in 1982. He was only a year out of the juniors and had a glistening career on the slopes of the FIS World Cup at his mercy.
    01 Aug 1984 | Los Angeles 1984, United States of America, Cycling
  • News | Montreal 1976

    Dashing Naber sets Olympic pool alight - Swimming

    John Naber was the standout swimmer of Montreal 1976. Indeed, few athletes have had such a big impact on their events in such a short space of time as the dashing American.
    25 Jul 1976 | Montreal 1976
  • News | Los Angeles 1932

    Pavesi crowned king of the road

    If the columnist of Pennsylvania newspaper The News-Herald is to be believed, Italian cyclist Attilio Pavesi came well prepared for the 100km road race.
    04 Aug 1932 | Los Angeles 1932, Cycling, Italy
  • News | Paris 1924

    Blanchonnet steel wins double gold for France

    Leggy cyclist Armand Blanchonnet was not known as the Phenomenon for nothing in his native France, and he proved himself to be one of the most popular performers among the home crowd during the 1924 Olympic Games in Paris.
    01 Jul 1924 | Paris 1924, Cycling, France
  • News | Stockholm 1912

    Magnificent Lewis takes the road to glory

    Cycling had a limited presence at Stockholm 1912, and almost did not appear on the schedule at all. In fact, this was the only time in the Games’ history that didn’t feature track cycling, with the sole event being a road race that took place around Lake Malaren, Sweden’s third largest lake, on 7 July.
    07 Jul 1912 | Stockholm 1912, Olympic News, Cycling, South Africa
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