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The most famous female cyclist?

Old 06-03-07, 07:02 PM
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The most famous female cyclist?

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I just knew.....she.... would come up....
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I'm going to go across disciplines and a few years back with Juli Furtado.
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Furtado: National Road Champ in .... 89? On Morgul Bismarck Course, riding for Zinn.
(I have a great and embarrassing story about kicking her injured leg repeatedly.)
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Old 06-03-07, 07:23 PM
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Originally Posted by kls1891
I said most famous - not prettiest....
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Jeannie Longo, winner of almost everything multiple times. One thing she didn't win was a lot of fans in the press. She's a bit...odious.
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Old 06-03-07, 07:42 PM
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Originally Posted by DrPete
I'm going to go across disciplines and a few years back with Juli Furtado.
+1 for Furtado. Also, that crazy French woman from the 80's...who's name I can't remember right now. I think she was coached and/or married to Bernard Hinault.
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Paola Pezzo? Two Olympic Golds in mountain biking (including the first one ever awarded) may have made her the most famous worldwide - and Gary Fisher put some serious promotion behind her.
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In the UK, it's clearly Nicole Cooke
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Originally Posted by acorn_user
In the UK, it's clearly Nicole Cooke
I see Victoria Pendleton in the UK news more than Cook, now in the cycling press I would say Cook.
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Most famous, does not mean most accomplished.


The most famous by far...

1. Kristin Armstrong.

EVERYONE knows who she is. And only because she has the same name as you know who.

2. Jesse Stensland. (Tri-athlete)

And only because she's cute.


It's not unlike Paris Hilton. A complete waste of human skin. She's done absolutely nothing worthwhile in her life, except spend money and squander her inheritence. She is the conglomeration of about 20 things a parent does not want their daughter to be. Yet, she is famous.
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Beryl Burton, y'all.

Her 12 hour time trial record of 1967 was better than the men's record until 1969.
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Longo

The Eddy Merckx of female cyclists.
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Originally Posted by 7rider
Paola Pezzo? Two Olympic Golds in mountain biking (including the first one ever awarded) may have made her the most famous worldwide - and Gary Fisher put some serious promotion behind her.
And she got one AWESOME gold plated Sugar if I remember correctly....
(which I cant find a picture of right now...)
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Definitely Jeannie Longo. She dominated women's road racing for literally 20 years, winning multiple world championships in 3 different decades.
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Longo

The Eddy Merckx of female cyclists.
Duh.
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That's a man!!!
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Originally Posted by kls1891
ARGHHHH!!!! What did I say about this picture! STOP POSTING THIS!
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Longo....then daylight.
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