Cycling at the 2008 Summer Olympics – Women's road time trial

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The Women's road time trial at the 2008 Summer Olympics took place on August 13 at the Urban Road Cycling Course. Of the 25 women competing in the event, the medal hopefuls included Karin Thürig (Switzerland), Judith Arndt and Hanka Kupfernagel (Germany), Marianne Vos (Netherlands), Christiane Soeder (Austria), and road race gold medalist Nicole Cooke (Great Britain).[1]

Cyclists started at two-minute intervals on the course, which was 23.5 km (14.6 mi) in length. They competed against the clock rather than in a direct race against the cyclists.[2]

Kristin Armstrong of the USA won the event in under 35 minutes, finishing 24.29 seconds ahead of Emma Pooley of Great Britain. Armstrong's average speed was 40.445 km/h (25.1 mph). [1]



Rank Rider Time
Gold medal icon.svg  Kristin Armstrong (USA) 34:51.72
Silver medal icon.svg  Emma Pooley (GBR) 35:16.01
Bronze medal icon.svg  Karin Thürig (SUI) 35:50.99
4  Jeannie Longo-Ciprelli (FRA) 35:52.62
5  Christine Thorburn (USA) 35:54.16
6  Judith Arndt (GER) 35:59.77
7  Christiane Soeder (AUT) 36:20.75
8  Priska Doppmann (SUI) 36:27.79
9  Zulfiya Zabirova (KAZ) 36:29.47
10  Susanne Ljungskog (SWE) 36:33.50
11  Hanka Kupfernagel (GER) 36:35.05
12  Tatiana Guderzo (ITA) 36:37.97
13  Linda Villumsen (DEN) 36:50.62
14  Marianne Vos (NED) 36:58.67
15  Nicole Cooke (GBR) 37:14.25
16  Natalia Boyarskaya (RUS) 37:14.65
17  Gao Min (CHN) 37:15.23
18  Mirjam Melchers-van Poppel (NED) 37:51.59
19  Marta Vilajosana (ESP) 37:54.99
20  Maryline Salvetat (FRA) 38:09.72
21  Emma Johansson (SWE) 38:28.83
22  Oenone Wood (AUS) 38:53.45
23  Edita Pučinskaitė (LTU) 38:55.37
24  Alexandra Wrubleski (CAN) 39:15.42
25  Meng Lang (CHN) 40:51.61

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