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Women’s Olympic Road Race Winners

The 2021 women’s Olympic road race continues a tradition that only began in 1984. This year’s Olympics will see only the 10th ever women’s Olympic road race winner of all time. Some great names are already on the list, from the controversial Jeannie Longo-Ciprelli to Britain’s Nicole Cooke and a pair of the greatest riders ever – Marianne Vos and Anna van der Breggen. There’s also some greats of the sport to have won a medal, albeit not a gold one.

This year’s Olympic road race is previewed over here, and there’s a solid chance we could see the first repeat gold medal winner with Marianne Vos and Anna van der Breggen both major favourites for the Netherlands. Trixi Worrack entered the 2004 Olympic road race in Athens and will also be at the 2020 race in Tokyo. She’s joined by Italian Tatiana Guderzo in racing Olympic events 17 years apart. That pair and Marianne Vos are the only riders taking part from the 2008 edition. That number then shoots up to 11 riders riding in both 2012 and 2021.

1984 Olympics – Los Angeles

Winner

Connie Carpenter (USA)

Silver/Bronze Medals

Rebecca Twigg (USA)
Sandra Schumacher (GER)

1988 Olympics – Seoul

Winner

Monique Knol (NED)

Silver/Bronze Medals

Jutta Niehaus (GER)
Laima Zilporytė (USSR)

1992 Olympics – Barcelona

Winner

Kathy Watt (AUS)

Silver/Bronze Medals

Jeannie Longo-Ciprelli (FRA)
Monique Knol (NED)

1996 Olympics – Atlanta

French cyclist Jeannie Longo races on her way to winning the women’s Olympic road race 21 July in Atlanta. Longo, a 10-time world record cycling champion, claimed a gold medal on her fourth attempt in the event, finishing in 2 hours, 36 minutes and 13 seconds.,Image: 282627213, License: Rights-managed, Restrictions: , Model Release: no

Winner

Jeannie Longo-Ciprelli (FRA)

Silver/Bronze Medals

Imelda Chiappa (ITA)
Clara Hughes (CAN)

2000 Olympics – Sydney

Winner

Leontien Zijlaard (NED)

Silver/Bronze Medals

Hanka Kupfernagel (GER)
Diana Žiliūtė (LIT)

2004 Olympics – Athens

Winner

Sara Carrigan (AUS)

Silver/Bronze Medals

Judith Arndt (GER)
Olga Slyusareva (RUS)

2008 Olympics – Beijing

Winner

Nicole Cooke (GB)

Silver/Bronze Medals

Emma Johansson (SWE)
Tatiana Guderzo (ITA)

2012 Olympics – London

Winner

Marianne Vos (NED)

Silver/Bronze Medals

Lizzie Armistead (GB)
Olga Zabelinskaya (RUS)

2016 Olympics – Rio de Janeiro

Anna van der Breggen Rio 2016 Olympics Gold

Winner

Anna van der Breggen (NED)

Silver/Bronze Medals

Emma Johansson (SWE)
Elisa Longo Borghini (ITA)

2020 Olympics – Tokyo

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