Olga Zabelinskaya

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Olga Zabelinskaya
Olga Zabelinskaya London Olympic Road Race - July 2012.jpg
Personal information
Full name Olga Sergeyevna Zabelinskaya
Born (1980-05-10) 10 May 1980 (age 37)
Leningrad (present-day Saint Petersburg,  Russia), Soviet Union
Height 170 cm (5 ft 7 in)[1]
Weight 61 kg (134 lb)
Team information
Current team Bepink
Professional team(s)
2001 Carpe Diem–Itera[2]
2002 Itera[2]
2003 Velodames-Colnago[2]
2004 Equipe Nürnberger Versicherung[2]
2006 Fenix-Colnago[2]
2010–2011 Safi-Pasta Zara[2]
2012–2014 RusVelo[2]
2016– Bepink

Olga Sergeyevna Zabelinskaya (also transliterated Zabelinskaia; Russian: Ольга Серге́евна Забелинская; born 10 May 1980 in Leningrad) is a Russian professional racing cyclist. She qualified for the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, where she won bronze medals in both the road race and the time trial.[3][4] Subsequently, she won a silver medal in the time trial at the 2016 Olympics. She is the first Russian female cyclist to win two Olympic medals in road events.

In 1997, she twice became the junior world champion, in road and track individual races. She missed the 2004 Olympics because she was having a baby. In 2006, Zabelinskaya quit competitive cycling, but returned in 2009.[5]


In July 2014 it was reported that Zabelinskaya had tested positive for octopamine at an international race in the spring.[6] In February 2016, she accepted an 18-month ban, which she already served and which expired in September 2015.[7]

Personal life[edit]

Zabelinskaya is the daughter of the Olympic champion former cyclist Sergei Sukhoruchenkov. She was separated from her father and they first met when Zabelinskaya was 16.[8] She has two children.[9] As of August 2012, she spends winters in Cyprus, where she trains, and summers in Saint Petersburg.[8]



  1. ^ http://www.rusvelo.pro/ru/racer/view?id=74
  2. ^ a b c d e f g "Olga Zabelinskaya". Cycling Archives. Retrieved 21 September 2014. 
  3. ^ "Olga Zabelinskaya". London2012.com. Retrieved 25 July 2012. 
  4. ^ "Olympics cycling: Lizzie Armitstead wins silver medal". Retrieved 2012-07-29. 
  5. ^ Ванденко, А. (July 31, 2012). Ольга Забелинская: Я доказала отцу!. Sovetsky Sport (in Russian). Moscow. 2012 (115 (18768)). Retrieved October 5, 2012. 
  6. ^ "Двукратный призер Игр-2012 Ольга Забелинская сдала положительный допинг-тест". sports.ru (in Russian). 15 July 2014. 
  7. ^ "Zabelinskaya accepts 18-month suspension for octopamine positive". Cycling News. 17 February 2016. Retrieved 18 February 2016. 
  8. ^ a b Ольга Забелинская: "Призовые у мужчин в десятки раз выше" (in Russian). Sports.ru. Retrieved 16 August 2012. 
  9. ^ Шевченко, Алексей. Ольга Забелинская: "Да что медаль. У меня двое детей – вот это счастье" (in Russian). Sports.ru. Retrieved 6 August 2012. 
  10. ^ "Audrey Cordon-Ragot wins Chrono des Nations". cyclingnews.com. 16 October 2017. Retrieved 21 October 2017. 

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