Monday, June 26, 2006

More amazing old bags

I sure wish women's cycling got TV coverage here like the Tour de France does. I'd love to keep up with it. But alas, it doesn't and I don't.

I just heard on the TDFBlog about this incredible woman - "France's Jeannie Longo-Ciprelli, the winningest female bicycle racer of all time, extended her legend over the weekend, taking both the French elite women's road championship and women's time trial championship, at 47!" They were her 50th and 51st national titles. She also took "time trial gold at the Atlanta Olympics . . . [and] silver in the women's road race."

Wow. Yet another amazing old lady athlete! Gosh, they're old enough to be grandmas!

4 comments:

Cliff said...

Amazing...

Ellie said...

Women's tri got some press yesterday, though, with the pro women (but not the pro men)competing at IM CDA. Our own sweet Tara was in the top 10.

Fe-lady said...

You are such a BAAADDDD old lady yourself~ you crack me up! (And my daughter is wondering what I am laughing at..!)
So flattered you put me up there with Jeanie Longo..but I hardly deserve THAT!

the Dread Pirate Rackham said...

old bags - Ha ha ha! They are tough though - it's nice to have an old bag to look up to!