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    French National TT Champ, at 52: Jeannie Longo-Ciprelli

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    That's pretty impressive! Audrey, (the third place finisher), doesn't look too happy. Maybe she is just embarrassed because someone almost old enough to be her grandmother beat her.
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    It is impressive for a woman that age to keep on beating women 10 and 20 years younger than her. I read all the comments and it appears that some of the men responding didn't seem too happy with her results. They must be jealous that they can't do it. I certainly can't.
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    Here she is in the 2010 World Championships. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oo3jwnSUj8c It is short but the best video I could find.
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    Winning a 29 minute race by 42 seconds is crushing the competition.
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    Just confirms what I've been saying for years: the woman is a mutant!

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    But, she's French. How could that be? (he, being of French ancestry, says with tongue in cheek, and to balance the small amount of French bashing appearing in a different thread).

    She's pretty impressive. +1 to Allegheny Jet's comment: "Winning a 29 minute race by 42 seconds is crushing the competition."
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    Bravo Longo! She is quite an athlete. I do wonder what is up with the French development program, why are they not training young riders???? As much as I respect Longo, this just shouldn't be happening.
    In this photo is Longo with the US TT champ Evelyn Stevens, about 30 years difference in age.
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    That is MOST impressive. Go Jeannie! 42 seconds over the competition? Crushed is the word. Wow. I don't race, I just enjoy watching and am in awe of those who do.
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    People like Longo are living proof that experts have only a rough idea of what they are talking about. The truly outstanding and creative people are always outside accepted norms.

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    Are these time trials basically level courses?How does it work?Her speed translates to about 23.5 mph which is more than I could do but not the 35mph I read about for Le Mond.

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    Longo has always been head and shoulders above the rest.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shifty View Post
    Bravo Longo! She is quite an athlete. I do wonder what is up with the French development program, why are they not training young riders???? As much as I respect Longo, this just shouldn't be happening.
    In this photo is Longo with the US TT champ Evelyn Stevens, about 30 years difference in age.
    Innate ability has at least as much to do with it as training, IME, and Jeannie has it in spades. She's Merckx, Hinault and Armstrong, rolled into one.

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    Elle est formidable!

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    My wife and I were discussing Longo and what we find un-human is not the great talent or genetics but the ability to motivate herself year after year to do the hours of pain to get in shape to be competitive at that level. Many lose the hunger, motivation and struggle through injuries and setbacks to keep going and competing. She is the poster child for the woman who likes to suffer. The younger women, and in fact all racers, know how hard it is to succeed at that level and although others lost to her, they know she was willing to suffer completely and more than they were. She is a true champion for the ages.
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    The bike does not know how old you are, neither does the clock. The best person wins, she just is the best. Her drive and heart plus talent is why. It's the same for any champion until time starts to weaken them. Ride on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hermes View Post
    My wife and I were discussing Longo and what we find un-human is not the great talent or genetics but the ability to motivate herself year after year to do the hours of pain to get in shape to be competitive at that level. Many lose the hunger, motivation and struggle through injuries and setbacks to keep going and competing. She is the poster child for the woman who likes to suffer. The younger women, and in fact all racers, know how hard it is to succeed at that level and although others lost to her, they know she was willing to suffer completely and more than they were. She is a true champion for the ages.
    That's a very interesting observation. You've got me wondering what happens to those who never lose the hunger, motivation, etc. but simply begin to fall behind that abilities of younger riders coming up. Do they hang on too long? I'm thinking about Armstrong and his retirement and then his comeback. Was he just trying to figure out how to manage a desire and hunger that was stronger than his actual abilities. With Longo you end up wondering when her abilities will come up short.
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    Inspiring, empowering! I'd say the timing on this post was spot-on!
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    Quote Originally Posted by NOS88 View Post
    ... With Longo you end up wondering when her abilities will come up short.
    Not anytime soon, apparently

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    I think her competition should throw a retirement party for Longo and hope she shows up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by volosong View Post
    Audrey, (the third place finisher), doesn't look too happy. Maybe she is just embarrassed because someone almost old enough to be her grandmother beat her.
    Hey, she's a little happier after the U23 results!
    (Maybe it's just finishing third that kills it for podium pics... )


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