Jeannie Longo

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Jeannie Longo
Jeannie Longo - 6 jours de Grenoble 2011.jpg
Longo in 2011
Personal information
Full nameJeannie Longo
Born (1958-10-31) 31 October 1958 (age 62)
Annecy, France
Team information
DisciplineTrack, Road
RoleRider
Professional teams
1994–1995Intersport-Nakamura
1998–1999Ebly
2007Team Uniqa Graz
2008Pro 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
Medal record
Women's cycling
Representing  France
Olympic Games
Gold medal – first place 1996 Atlanta Road cycling
Silver medal – second place 1992 Barcelona Road cycling
Silver medal – second place 1996 Atlanta Road time trial
Bronze medal – third place 2000 Sydney Road time trial
UCI Track Worlds
Gold medal – first place 1986 Colorado Springs 3 km pursuit
Gold medal – first place 1988 Ghent 3 km pursuit
Gold medal – first place 1989 Lyon 3 km pursuit
Gold medal – first place 1989 Lyon Points race
Silver medal – second place 1984 Barcelona 3 km pursuit
Silver medal – second place 1985 Bassano 3 km pursuit
Silver medal – second place 1987 Vienna 3 km pursuit
Bronze medal – third place 1981 Brno 3 km pursuit
Bronze medal – third place 1982 Leicester 3 km pursuit
Bronze medal – third place 1983 Zürich 3 km pursuit
UCI Road World Championships
Gold medal – first place 1985 Road race
Gold medal – first place 1986 Road race
Gold medal – first place 1987 Road race
Gold medal – first place 1989 Road race
Gold medal – first place 1995 Road race
Gold medal – first place 1995 Time trial
Gold medal – first place 1996 Time trial
Gold medal – first place 1997 Time trial
Gold medal – first place 2001 Time trial
Silver medal – second place 1981 Road race
Silver medal – second place 1993 Road race
Silver medal – second place 2000 Time trial
Bronze medal – third place 2001 Road race
Bronze medal – third place 1994 Time trial

Jeannie Longo (born 31 October 1958 in Annecy, Haute-Savoie) is a French racing cyclist, 25-time French champion and 13-time world champion.[1] Longo began racing in 1975 and was active in cycling through 2012. She was once widely considered the best female cyclist of all time, although that reputation is now clouded by suspicion of doping throughout her career.[2] 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.[3][4] She had stated that this would be her final participation in the Olympics.[5] 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.[6] At the same Olympics, she finished 4th in the road time trial, just two seconds shy of securing a bronze medal.[7] 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 including one in gold, 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 ephedrine following a 3 km world record attempt in Colorado Springs. She served a 1-month ban for this offense.[8]

In September 2011, it was reported that Longo had missed three doping tests and was under investigation by the FFC.[9] 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, so this resulted in them letting her off.[10] It subsequently transpired that Longo's husband, Patrice Ciprelli, had purchased the performance-enhancing drug EPO from China via former American professional cyclist Joe Papp.[11][12] Ciprelli confessed and claimed that he purchased the EPO for his own personal use.[13] He was found guilty in May 2016, and given a 1 year suspended jail sentence and €12,800 in fines and costs.[14][15]

Palmarès[edit]

Track[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)
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)
1993
2nd UCI Mountain Bike Championship
1998
1st MaillotFra.PNG French Track Pursuit Championships

Mountainbike[edit]

1993
2nd UCI Mountain Bike Championship

Road[edit]

1979
1st MaillotFra.PNG French Road Race Championship
1980
1st MaillotFra.PNG French Road Race Championship
1981
1st MaillotFra.PNG French Road Race Championship
2nd World Road Race Championships
1982
1st MaillotFra.PNG French Road Race Championship
1983
1st MaillotFra.PNG French Road Race Championship
3rd Summer Universiade Road Race Championship
1984
1st MaillotFra.PNG French Road Race Championship
1985
1st Jersey rainbow.svg World Road Race Championships
1st MaillotFra.PNG French Road Race Championship
1986
1st Jersey rainbow.svg World Road Race Championships
1st MaillotFra.PNG French Road Race Championship
1987
1st Jersey rainbow.svg World Road Race Championships
1st MaillotFra.PNG French Road Race Championship
1988
1st MaillotFra.PNG French Road Race Championship
1989
1st Jersey rainbow.svg World Road Race Championships
1st MaillotFra.PNG French Road Race Championship
1992
2nd Olympic Road Race
1st MaillotFra.PNG French Road Race Championship
1993
2nd World Road Race Championships
1995
1st Jersey rainbow.svg World Road Race Championships
1st MaillotFra.PNG French Road Race Championship
1st Overall Emakumeen Bira
1996
1st Olympic Road Race
1997
1st MaillotMundialCrono.PNG World Time Trial Championships
1st Grand Prix des Nations Time Trial
1st Overall Trophée d'Or Féminin
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 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 Trophée d'Or Féminin
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 Race Championships
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
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.[16]
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 Pikes Peak Hillclimb
1st MaillotFra.PNG French Time Trial Championship

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Jeannie Longo-Ciprelli Bio, Stats, and Results". Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference. 2010. Archived from the original on 11 May 2019. Retrieved 10 May 2019.
  2. ^ Stokes, Shane. "With career under a shadow, Longo set to retire". velonation. Retrieved 12 August 2016.
  3. ^ "Jeannie Longo Olympic Results". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 7 July 2015. Retrieved 6 June 2015.
  4. ^ "Longo to seventh Olympic Games". cyclingnews.com. 2 July 2008.
  5. ^ "A French Cyclist’s Long Ride", New York Times, 28 July 2008.
  6. ^ "Canada's Hobson 17th in cold, wet, women's road cycling race". The Toronto Star. 10 August 2008. Retrieved 11 August 2008. External link in |publisher= (help)
  7. ^ "Women's cycling road race: Individual time trial -final". http://www.abc.net.au/ Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved 13 August 2008. External link in |publisher= (help)
  8. ^ "Jeannie Longo s'explique sur son contrôle positif à l'éphédrine". cyclisme-dopage.com. Retrieved 25 August 2015.
  9. ^ "Longo in hot water with AFLD". 9 September 2011.
  10. ^ "Jeannie Longo's doping charges dismissed". 22 November 2011.
  11. ^ Sayare, Scott (8 February 2012). "Home of Top Female Cyclist Searched". The New York Times.
  12. ^ "Chronologie des faits - Retour sur la chronologie des événements de l'affaire Ciprelli". L'Equipe. 8 February 2012. Retrieved 24 July 2013.
  13. ^ {{"Longo's husband confesses to EPO purchase". 9 February 2012.
  14. ^ "Jeannie Longo's husband faces prison for EPO purchases". 21 May 2016.
  15. ^ "Jeannie Longo's husband given suspended prison sentence". 10 March 2017.
  16. ^ http://www.velonews.com/article/91556/longo-wins-trophee-des-grimpeurs-again

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