27 December 1971 |
Herrischried, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
|Discipline||Mountain bike racing|
Sabine Spitz (born 27 December 1971 in Herrischried, Baden-Württemberg) is a German cross country cyclist. She won bronze in Women's cross-country at the 2004 Summer Olympics, silver in the event in the 2012 Summer Olympics and gold in the event in the 2008 Summer Olympics. Furthermore, she became World Champion in 2003.
In March, 2017, Spitz raced her second eight-day Absa Cape Epic stage race in South Africa. She and South African partner Robyn de Groot were the pre-race favourites for the Women’s Category but Spitz had a problematic ride: she crashed badly on two stages and these setbacks ultimately cost them any chance of victory. They eventually finished the 651km route in third place. In 2016 she and Ukrainian Yana Belomoina had finished second in the race, which takes place in the Western Cape each year.
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