Inga Thompson

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Inga Thompson
Personal information
Full nameKristin Inga Thompson
Born (1964-01-27) January 27, 1964 (age 55)
Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
Team information
Current teamRetired
RoleRider
Major wins
United States National Road Race Championships
  • 1987
  • 1988
  • 1991
  • 1993

Inga Thompson (born January 27, 1964) is a road bicycle racing professional from Reno, Nevada. She started professional cycling at 20, in 1984. That year she rode the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics[1][2] road race and finished 21st. Her career ran from 1984 to 1993. She competed in two more Olympics(1988,1992),[3] won 10 National Championships (1987,1988,1991,1993),[4][5] and finished second in three world championships (1987,1990,1991).[6]

She was recognizable by her long braid which she clipped to her uniform.

After retiring from competitive riding she now lives on a farm in Halfway, Oregon with her husband and son.[7]

Major results[edit]

1984
1985
  • 13th - World Championships (Road Race)
1986
  • 3rd - Grande Boucle (Tour de France Feminine)2 Stage Wins Individual Time Trial
1987
  • 1st - National Championships (Road Race)
  • 1st - National Championships (Individual Time Trial)
  • 1st - National Championships (Team Time Trial)
  • 2nd - World Championships (Team Time Trial)
  • 2nd - Pan American Games (Road Race)
1988
  • 1st - National Championships (Road Race)
  • 1st - USCF Olympic Trials (Road Race)
  • 8th - 1988 Summer Olympics
  • 1st - Coors Classic Overall G.C.
1989
  • 1st - National Championships (Time Trials)
  • 3rd - Grande Boucle (Tour de France Feminine)
1990
  • 2nd - World Championships (Team Time Trial)
  • 1st - National Championships (Team Time Trials)
  • 1st - National Championships (Individual Time Trial)
  • 1st - Ore-Ida Women's Challenge, Overall G.C., Longest Women's Stage Race in the World
1991
  • 1st - National Championships (Road Race)
  • 1st - National Championships (Time Trials)(National Record)
  • 2nd - World Championships (Road Race)
1992
  • 26th - 1992 Barcelona Olympics
  • 2nd - National Championships (Road Race)
  • 1st - Olympic Trials (Road Race)
  • 1st - US National Rankings.
1993
  • 1st - National Championships (Road Race)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Inga Thompson Olympic Results". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on July 20, 2015. Retrieved June 6, 2015.
  2. ^ "All-Time Olympic Results". USA Cycling.
  3. ^ "All-Time Olympic Results". USA Cycling.
  4. ^ "A Time Of Trials". [sports illustrated]. June 29, 1992. Retrieved May 5, 2010.
  5. ^ Mallozzi, Vincent M. (December 26, 1993). "THE YEAR IN REVIEW -- 1993; The Year's Champions". [NY Times]. Retrieved May 5, 2010.
  6. ^ "Road World Championships Results". USA Cycling.
  7. ^ Retired bike racers have new pursuits in Pine Valley; - Baker City Herald Retrieved 2018-11-23.

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