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 Country Time
Gold medal icon.svg Kristin Armstrong  United States 34:51.72
Silver medal icon.svg Emma Pooley  Great Britain 35:16.01
Bronze medal icon.svg Karin Thürig  Switzerland 35:50.99
4 Jeannie Longo-Ciprelli  France 35:52.62
5 Christine Thorburn  United States 35:54.16
6 Judith Arndt  Germany 35:59.77
7 Christiane Soeder  Austria 36:20.75
8 Priska Doppmann  Switzerland 36:27.79
9 Zulfiya Zabirova  Kazakhstan 36:29.47
10 Susanne Ljungskog  Sweden 36:33.50
11 Hanka Kupfernagel  Germany 36:35.05
12 Tatiana Guderzo  Italy 36:37.97
13 Linda Villumsen  Denmark 36:50.62
14 Marianne Vos  Netherlands 36:58.67
15 Nicole Cooke  Great Britain 37:14.25
16 Natalia Boyarskaya  Russia 37:14.65
17 Gao Min  China 37:15.23
18 Mirjam Melchers-van Poppel  Netherlands 37:51.59
19 Marta Vilajosana  Spain 37:54.99
20 Maryline Salvetat  France 38:09.72
21 Emma Johansson  Sweden 38:28.83
22 Oenone Wood  Australia 38:53.45
23 Edita Pučinskaitė  Lithuania 38:55.37
24 Alexandra Wrubleski  Canada 39:15.42
25 Meng Lang  China 40:51.61

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2008-08-15. Retrieved 2008-08-13. 
  2. ^ Competition format
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2008-08-16. Retrieved 2008-08-13.