Jeannie Longo

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Jeannie Longo
Jeannie Longo - 6 jours de Grenoble 2011.jpg
Longo in 2011
Personal information
Full name Jeannie Longo
Born (1958-10-31) 31 October 1958 (age 56)
Annecy, France
Team information
Professional team(s)
1994–1995 Intersport-Nakamura
1998–1999 Ebly
2007 Team Uniqa Graz
2008 Pro Feminin Les Carroz
Major wins

Stage races

Grande Boucle (1987–1989)

One-day races

Olympic Road Champion (1996)
World Road Champion (1985–1987, 1989, 1995)
World Time Trial Champion (1995–1997, 2001)
National Road Champion (1979–1989, 1992, 1995, 2006, 2008)
National Time Trial Champion (1995, 1999, 2001–2003, 2006, 2008–2011)
Women's Challenge (1991, 1999)

Other

Hour record (2000) 45.094 km
Infobox last updated on
26 February 2015

Jeannie Longo (born 31 October 1958 in Annecy, Haute-Savoie) is a French racing cyclist, 59-time French champion and 13-time world champion. Longo is still active in cycling as of 2011 and is widely considered one of the greatest female cyclists of all time. She is famous for her competitive nature and her longevity in a sport where some of her competitors were not yet born during her first Olympic competition in 1984. She was selected to compete for France in the 2008 Olympics, her seventh Olympic Games.[1][2] She had stated that this would be her final participation in the Olympics.[3] In the Women's road race, she finished 24th, 33 seconds behind winner Nicole Cooke, who was one year old when Longo first rode in the Olympics.[4] At the same Olympics, she finished 4th in the road time trial, just two seconds shy of securing a bronze medal.[5] She is currently number two on the all-time list of French female summer or winter Olympic medal winners, with a total of four medals, which is one less than the total number won by the fencer Laura Flessel-Colovic.

Career[edit]

Longo about to start the time trial stage of the 2001 Women's Challenge

Longo was born in Annecy, Haute-Savoie, in the French Alps where she began her athletic career as a downhill skier. After winning the French schools' ski championship and three university skiing championships, she switched to cycling at the urging of her coach (and later husband) Patrice Ciprelli. Within a few months, Longo won the French road race Championship at the age of 21. She competed both in road and track bicycle racing events, and is an Olympic gold-medalist and thirteen-time world champion.

Doping affairs[edit]

In September 1987 Longo tested positive for ephederine following a 3km world record attempt in Colorado Springs. She served a 1 month ban for this offense.[6] In September 2011, French sports daily L'Equipe reported that Longo's husband, Patrice Ciprelli, had purchased her the performance enhancing drug EPO from China via former American professional cyclist Joe Papp.[7][8] Ciprelli claimed that he purchased the EPO for his own personal use. The charges prompted an investigation of Longo by the Fédération Française de Cyclisme (FFC)[9] which cleared her in a November 2011 statement. Longo also missed three doping tests in this same time period. Normally this would be penalized the same as a positive test but AFLD had failed to notify Longo that she would be targeted for testing in that year, thus letting her off.

Palmarès[edit]

Note: Beginning in 1997, the Union Cycliste Internationale awarded points to riders based on their performances. For this purpose, the races were classified. Although the system has evolved, the major stage races are category 1 (strongest) and 2. In the listings below, these categories, where known, are in parentheses. GC stands for general classification.

1981
3rd UCI Track World Championship (Individual pursuit)
1982
3rd UCI Track World Championship (Individual pursuit)
1983
2nd Summer Universiade Track Championship (Individual pursuit)
3rd UCI Track World Championship (Individual pursuit)
3rd Summer Universiade Road Race Championship
1984
2nd UCI Track World Championship (Individual pursuit)
1985
2nd UCI Track World Championship (Individual pursuit)
1986
1st Jersey rainbow.svg UCI Track World Championship (Individual pursuit)
1987
2nd UCI Track World Championship (Individual pursuit)
1988
1st Jersey rainbow.svg UCI Track World Championship (Individual pursuit)
1989
1st Jersey rainbow.svg UCI Track World Championship (Points race)
1st Jersey rainbow.svg UCI Track World Championship (Individual pursuit)
1992
2nd Olympic Road Race
1993
2nd UCI Mountain Bike Championship
1995
1st Overall Emakumeen Bira
1996
2nd Olympic Time Trial
1997
1st MaillotMundialCrono.PNG World Time Trial Championships
1st GP des Nations Time Trial
1st Overall Trophee d’Or
2 Stage victories
1st Overall Tour du Canton de Conques
2 Stage victories
2nd Overall Vuelta a Majorca
1 Stage victory
3rd Overall Interreg-Dreilaender Damen Tour
3rd Overall Trois Jours de Vendee
7th UCI Points list
1998
1st MaillotFra.PNG French Track Pursuit Championships
1st MaillotFra.PNG French Road Race Championship
1st 1 Stage Trois Jours de Vendee
1st Mt. Evans Hill Climb (course record)
2nd Montreal World Cup
3rd French Road CCT
3rd Overall Trophee d’Or
3rd Overall Canberra Cycling Classic (Tour de Snowy)
1 Stage victory
3rd Overall Tour of Aquitaine
1 Stage victory
4th Overall Women's Challenge
5th World Time Trial Championships
9th World Road Race Championships
10th UCI Points list
2000
1st Mount Washington Auto Road Bicycle Hillclimb (Course record)
3rd Olympic Time Trial
2001
1st MaillotMundialCrono.PNG World Time Trial Championships
3rd World Road RaceChampionships
9th Overall Grande Boucle Féminine
5th Overall Women's Challenge
1st Mountains classification
1 Stage victory
6th Montréal World Cup
6th Grand prix de Haute-Garonne
2002
3rd Chrono Champenois-Trophée Européen
7th World Time Trial Championships
2003
6th World Time Trial Championship
6th World Road Race Championship
2004
10th Olympic Games Road Race
1st MaillotFra.PNG French Road Race Championship
2005
2nd Chrono Champenois
2006
1st MaillotFra.PNG French Road Race Championship
1st MaillotFra.PNG French Time Trial Championship
2007
7th World Time Trial Championship
2008
1st MaillotFra.PNG French Road Race Championship
1st MaillotFra.PNG French Time Trial Championship
1st Mt. Evans Hill Climb
4th Olympic Games Time Trial
2009
1st Trophée des Grimpeurs, women's.[10]
1st MaillotFra.PNG French Time Trial Championship
1st Chrono Des Nations
3rd Overall Fitchburg Longsjo Classic
2010
1st MaillotFra.PNG French Time Trial Championship
1st Chrono des Nations
3rd French National Road Race Championship
2011
1st MaillotFra.PNG French Time Trial Championship

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