Susanne Ljungskog

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Susanne Ljungskog
Susanne Ljungskog.jpg
Ljungskog on the podium at the 2005 Thüringen Rundfahrt der Frauen
Personal information
Full name Susanne Ljungskog
Born (1976-03-16) 16 March 1976 (age 38)
Halmstad, Sweden
Height 1.71 m (5 ft 7 in)
Weight 57 kg (126 lb)
Team information
Current team Menikini-Selle Italia
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Rider type All-rounder
Professional team(s)
1999 The Greenery Grisley
2000 Farm Frites - Hartol
2001-02 Vlaanden - T Interim
2003 Bik - Powerplate
2004 Team S.A.T.S.
2005-07 Team Flexpoint
2008- Menikini-Selle Italia
Major wins

Arc en ciel.svg World Cycling Champion (2002, 2003)
UCI Points Winner (2002, 2003)
Castilla y Leon (2005)
Open de Suède Vargarda (2006)
Tour de l'Aude Cycliste Féminin (2007)
Emakumeen Bira (2007)
Tour de l'Aude Cycliste Féminin (2008)
Sweden National Champion

(1994, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2004, 2006)
Infobox last updated on
21 November 2008

Susanne Ljungskog (born 16 March 1976 in Halmstad) is a Swedish cyclist. A four-time Olympian (1996, 2000, 2004 and 2008), she won the world road race championship in 2002 and 2003. The same years, she was UCI points champion. She has also won two World Cup races.

Ljungskog received the Svenska Dagbladet Gold Medal in 2002.

Career highlights[edit]

Note: Beginning in 1997, the Union Cycliste Internationale implemented a points listing whereby points were awarded riders based on their performances in racing events. For this purpose, the races were classified into categories. Although the exact system has evolved over the years, the major stage races are generally classified as category 1 (strongest), and category 2. In the listings below, these categories, where known, are given in parentheses. The abbreviation GC stands for General classification.

1994
Sweden Swedish Road Race Championships - 1st place
Drei Tagen von Pattensen - 2nd place
GP Scandinavia Time Trial - 3rd place
Tjejtrampet - 3rd place
Thuringen Rundfahrt - 3rd place
1996
Sweden Swedish Championships (Road Race - 1st place; Time Trial - 2nd place)
1997
European U-23 Road Race Championships - 4th place
Sweden Swedish Championships (Road Race - 1st place; Time Trial - 3rd place)
1998
European (U-23) Championships (Time Trial - 2nd place; Road Race - 1st place)
2nd overall and 1 stage win, Thuringen Rundfahrt
1st, Sweden Swedish Road Race Championships
2nd, Swedish Time Trial Championships
1st, Tjejtrampet
2nd overall and 2 stage wins, Eurosport Tour of Poland
5th overall and 1 stage win, Tour de l'Aude Cycliste Féminin
1999 (team
Hawk Bikes)
3rd overall, Holland Ladies Tour
2000
2nd, Luba Classic
Tjejtrampet (cat. 2) - 5th place
3rd overall, Holland Ladies Tour (cat. 2)
3rd overall and 1 stage win, Vuelta International a Majorca (cat. 2)
2001
1st, GP Suisse Féminin (World Cup)
1st, Primavera Rosa (World Cup)
2nd, Montréal (World Cup)
3rd overall, Tour de l'Aude Cycliste Féminin (cat. 1)
6th overall and 1 stage win, Grande Boucle Féminine (cat. 1)
2002
1st, UCI Road World Cup Points Championship
1st, Arc en ciel.svg UCI Road World Championships Road Race
3rd, GP de Plouay (World Cup)
1st overall and 3 stage wins, Giro della Toscana (cat. 1)
2nd overall and 1 stage win, Grande Boucle Féminine (cat. 1)
2nd overall and 1 stage win, Trophée Féminin Méditerranéen (cat. 1)
3rd overall, Tour de Snowy (cat. 1)
4th overall, 1st Points classification, and 1 stage win, Emakumeen Bira (cat. 2)
2003
1st, UCI Road World Cup Points Championship
1st, Arc en ciel.svg UCI Road World Championships Road Race
3rd, Rotterdam Tour (World Cup)
1st, Holland Ladies Tour (cat. 1)
1st overall, Giro della Toscana (cat. 1)
2nd overall and 1 stage win, Thuringen-Rundfahrt (cat. 1)
2nd, Giro del Trentino (cat. 1)
3rd overall and 1 stage win, Tour de l'Aude Cycliste Féminin (cat. 1)
3rd overall, Vuelta a Castilla-Leon (cat. 1)
2004
1st, Sweden Swedish Road Race Championships
1 stage win, Thuringen-Rundfahrt (cat. 1)
5th overall, Giro del Trentino (cat. 1)
9th overall and 1 stage win, Tour de l'Aude Cycliste Féminin (cat. 1)
2005
2nd, UCI Road World Cup Points Championship
1st, Sweden Swedish Road Race Championships
1st, Castilla y Leon (World Cup)
2nd, GP Wales (World Cup)
2nd, Ronde van Vlaaneren (World Cup)
1st overall and 1 stage win - Giro della Toscana (cat. 1)
2nd overall and 2 stage wins - Holland Ladies Tour (cat. 1)
2nd overall, Thuringen Rundfahrt (cat. 1)
6th overall and 1 stage win, Emakumeen Bira (cat. 1)
2nd overall and 1 stage win, Gracia - Orlova (cat. 2)
2nd overall, Geelong Tour (cat. 2)
2006
1st, Open de Suède Vargarda (World Cup)
1st,  Sweden National Cycling Championships Road Race
1st,  Sweden National Cycling Championships Time Trial
2nd overall, Tour de l'Aude Cycliste Féminin (2.1 W)
3rd overall, Giro d'Italia Femminile
1st overall, Holland Ladies Tour (2.1 W)
2007
1st overall, Tour de l'Aude Cycliste Féminin (cat. 1)
1st overall and Stage 1 win, Emakumeen Bira (2.1 W)
2008
1st overall and Stage 4 win, 2008 Tour de l'Aude Cycliste Féminin (cat. 1)

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Rasa Polikeviciute
World Road Race Champion
2002, 2003
Succeeded by
Judith Arndt
Awards
Preceded by
Per Elofsson
Svenska Dagbladet Gold Medal
2002
Succeeded by
Carolina Klüft