Cycling at the 2012 Summer Olympics – Women's road time trial

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Women's road time trial
at the Games of the XXX Olympiad
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Kristin Armstrong leading the women's road time trial
Venue London and Surrey
Date 1 August
Competitors 24 from 16 nations
Winning time 37:34.82
Gold medal    United States
Silver medal    Germany
Bronze medal    Russia
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The women's road time trial, one of the cycling events at the 2012 Olympic Games in London, took place on 1 August in southwest London and Surrey.[1] Kristin Armstrong of the United States was the defending champion.

The competition consisted of a time trial over one lap of a 29 km (18.0 mi) course, with staggered starts.[2]

Armstrong retained the title and won the gold medal with a winning time of 37 minutes 34.82 seconds. Judith Arndt from Germany was second and won silver, while Olga Zabelinskaya of Russia collected bronze.


All times are British Summer Time

Date Time Round
Wednesday 1 August 2012 12:30 Final


The provisional entry list was published on 23 July, and the confirmed start list of 24 riders on 31 July.[3]

Rank Rider Time
1st  Kristin Armstrong (USA) 37:34.82
2nd  Judith Arndt (GER) 37:50.29
3rd  Olga Zabelinskaya (RUS) 37:57.35
4  Linda Villumsen (NZL) 37:59.18
5  Clara Hughes (CAN) 38:28.96
6  Emma Pooley (GBR) 38:37.70
7  Amber Neben (USA) 38:45.17
8  Ellen van Dijk (NED) 38:53.68
9  Trixi Worrack (GER) 39:20.73
10  Lizzie Armitstead (GBR) 39:26.24
11  Pia Sundstedt (FIN) 40:01.69
12  Tatiana Antoshina (RUS) 40:12.49
13  Shara Gillow (AUS) 40:25.03
14  Emma Johansson (SWE) 40:38.56
15  Audrey Cordon (FRA) 40:40.51
16  Marianne Vos (NED) 40:40.79
17  Emilia Fahlin (SWE) 41:15.86
18  Clemilda Fernandes (BRA) 41:25.39
19  Denise Ramsden (CAN) 41:44.81
20  Elena Tchalykh (AZE) 41:47.06
21  Tatiana Guderzo (ITA) 41:48.94
22  Noemi Cantele (ITA) 41:51.18
23  Liesbet De Vocht (BEL) 42:08.28
24  Ashleigh Moolman (RSA) 42:23.57



  1. ^ "Olympic sport competition schedule". London 2012. Retrieved 2012-03-15. 
  2. ^ "Time Trial competition format". London 2012. Retrieved 2012-05-02. 
  3. ^ "London 2012 Olympic Games: Women's time trial start list". 24 July 2012. Retrieved 31 July 2012.