Giuseppina Grassi

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Giuseppina Grassi
Personal information
Full nameAlessandra Giuseppina
Grassi Herrera
Born (1976-08-29) 29 August 1976 (age 42)
Mexico City, Mexico
Height1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Weight56 kg (123 lb)
Team information
RoleRider, time-trialist

Alessandra Giuseppina Grassi Herrera (born 29 August 1976) is a Mexican professional road cyclist.[1] She won a silver medal in the women's time trial at the 2007 Pan American Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and later represented her nation Mexico at the 2008 Summer Olympics.[2]

Grassi qualified for the Mexican squad, as a lone female cyclist, in the women's road race at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing by receiving a single berth from the UCI World Cup.[3] She successfully completed a grueling race with a forty-fifth-place effort in 3:36:35, recording the same time with, but finishing behind Belgium's Lieselot Decroix by an inch.[4][5][6]

Career highlights[edit]

2nd Pan American Games, Rio de Janeiro (BRA)
2nd Pan American Championships (ITT)
1st Mexican Championships (Road), Sonora (MEX)
1st Mexican Championships (ITT), Sonora (MEX)
2nd Pan American Championships (ITT)
45th Olympic Games, Beijing (CHN)
1st Pan American Championships (ITT)
5th Pan American Championships (Road)
8th Stage 3, Route de France Féminine, France
6th Pan American Championships (ITT)
10th Pan American Championships (Road)
2nd Mexican Championships (ITT)
2nd Mexican Championships (Road)


  1. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Giuseppina Grassi". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 11 October 2013.
  2. ^ "Da ciclista mexicana primera plata a su país en Panamericanos" [First Mexican cyclist to win silver for her country at PanAm] (in Spanish). El Universal. 15 July 2007. Retrieved 10 October 2013.
  3. ^ "Ya está lista para Beijing" [She's ready for Beijing] (in Spanish). ESPN Deportes. 30 July 2008. Retrieved 10 October 2013.
  4. ^ "Women's Road Race". Beijing 2008. NBC Olympics. Archived from the original on 19 August 2012. Retrieved 21 December 2012.
  5. ^ "Cooke weathers storm to take Olympic gold". Velo News. 10 August 2008. Retrieved 10 October 2013.
  6. ^ "Giuseppina Grassi termina su participación en Beijing" [Giuseppina Grassi ends her participation in Beijing] (in Spanish). El Informador. 30 July 2008. Retrieved 11 October 2013.

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