Cycling at the 2004 Summer Olympics – Women's cross-country

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These are the results of the women's cross-country event in cycling at the 2004 Summer Olympics. The pre-race favourite, Norway's Gunn-Rita Dahle, dominated the race throughout, despite a fall that damaged the gears on her bicycle. The reigning world champion Sabine Spitz overtook Alison Sydor late in the race to claim bronze, behind Marie-Hélène Prémont. The winner of the gold medal at the previous two Olympics, Paola Pezzo of Italy, did not finish.

The race consisted of 1 start loop and 5 full loop, a total of 31.3 km. It was held at 11:00 on August 27, 2004.


Gold Gold Silver Silver Bronze Bronze
 Gunn-Rita Dahle (NOR)  Marie-Hélène Prémont (CAN)  Sabine Spitz (GER)


Final standings [1]
Rank Name Country Time
1 Gunn-Rita Dahle  Norway 1:56:51
2 Marie-Hélène Prémont  Canada 1:57:50
3 Sabine Spitz  Germany 1:59:21
4 Alison Sydor  Canada 1:59:47
5 Elsbeth van Rooy-Vink  Netherlands 2:01:41
6 Maja Włoszczowska  Poland 2:02:08
7 Ivonne Kraft  Germany 2:05:18
8 Laurence Leboucher  France 2:05:34
9 Mary McConneloug  United States 2:06:12
10 Lisa Mathison  Australia 2:07:01
11 Anna Szafraniec  Poland 2:07:44
12 Jimena Florit  Argentina 2:08:42
13 Irina Kalentieva  Russia 2:08:57
14 Bärbel Jungmeier  Austria 2:09:22
15 Kiara Bisaro  Canada 2:09:50
16 Robyn Wong  New Zealand 2:10:59
17 Ma Yanping  China 2:13:18
18 Jaqueline Mourão  Brazil 2:13:52
19 Katrin Leumann  Switzerland 2:16:07
20 Maria Ostergren  Sweden 2:16:16
21 Jenny McCauley  Ireland -1 lap
22 Yukari Nakagome  Japan -1 lap
23 Karen Matamoros  Costa Rica -1 lap
24 Elina Sofocleous  Cyprus -2 laps
Margarita Fullana  Spain DNF
Magdalena Sadlecka  Poland DNF
Barbara Blatter  Switzerland DNF
Mette Andersen  Denmark DNF
Paola Pezzo  Italy DNF
Janka Stevkova  Slovakia DNF

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