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    Jeannie Longo, still winning

    This living legend of women's racing will be 50 this year, and she's going for the Olympics again.
    http://www.velonews.com/article/7580...-des-grimpeurs

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    I followed her career in the racing mags years ago, before the internet, when she dominated womens cycling. Looks like she still has it.

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    Wow! Everyone was talking about how old she was when I watched her win the Olympic road race in Atlanta in '96.
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    Thanks for posting. I remember reading about her two or three decades ago. I think she's between Davis Phinney and Connie Carpenter in age.
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    Quote Originally Posted by John E View Post
    Thanks for posting. I remember reading about her two or three decades ago. I think she's between Davis Phinney and Connie Carpenter in age.
    Yes, she is a year older than Davis and a year younger than Connie. Amazing cyclists all three. Davis is reportedly doing well after his surgery and Jeannie keeps on winning.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Louis View Post
    I followed her career in the racing mags years ago, before the internet, when she dominated womens cycling. Looks like she still has it.
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    Hi,

    I was in a race with her a few years ago. Took the opportunity to talk with her briefly. She has been a living legend for almost as long as I have been in the sport.

    Oh, she finished the race, I didn't.
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    Quote Originally Posted by big john View Post
    This living legend of women's racing will be 50 this year, and she's going for the Olympics again.
    http://www.velonews.com/article/7580...-des-grimpeurs
    Thanks for sharing - that is inspiring!
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