Julie Bresset

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Julie Bresset
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Julie Bresset in 2012
Personal information
Born (1989-06-09) 9 June 1989 (age 28)
Saint-Brieuc, France
Team information
Discipline Mountain Bike (Cross Country)
Role Rider

Julie Bresset (9 June 1989, Saint-Brieuc) is a French mountain bike cyclist, who won the cross-country mountain bike race in the 2012 Summer Olympics.[1][2]

She was the overall winner of the World Cup mountain bike cross-country series in 2011 and finished top of women's elite cross-country ranking at the end of 2011.[3]

She won the French national cross-country mountain bike championships in 2010, 2011 and 2012.[4]

At her first Olympics in 2012, she took the lead, which she never relinquished, from the second lap. By the third lap, the gap between her and the chasing group was already twenty seconds. This was her first international individual title at the senior level.[5][6][7]


  1. ^ "Women's Cross-country". Official site of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Retrieved 11 August 2012. 
  2. ^ "Julie Bresset". Cycling archives. Retrieved 11 August 2012. 
  3. ^ "Ranking - Mountain Bike 2011". Union Cycliste Internationale. 31 December 2011. Archived from the original on 2 November 2011. Retrieved 15 August 2012. 
  4. ^ "Ch. France VTT F: Bresset au-dessus du lot" (in French). velochrono.fr. Retrieved 11 August 2012. 
  5. ^ "London Olympics: Bresset shows opponents a clean pair of heels". Union Cycliste Internationale. 11 August 2012. Retrieved 15 August 2012. 
  6. ^ "France’s Julie Bresset wins Olympic gold in mountain biking; Georgia Gould of US takes bronze". The Associated Press. 11 August 2012. Retrieved 15 August 2012. 
  7. ^ "Ploeuc-sur-Lié. Julie Bresset offre un café à sa mère". 

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