Friday, 25 June 2010

Jeannie does it again!

Jeannie Longo-Ciprelli does it again! Overnight she won her 10th French National Time Trial title, her 57th national title, at a rocking age of 51.

The woman is a legend, and truly inspirational, sticking it to everyone who says women are soft, and age is a barrier. When I grow up, I want to be just like her. Hmmm, 7 years to train to win a national road time trial. Who said impossible? Certainly not the White Queen, Alice

Image from here, taken at the 2009 World Road Titles.


AMR said...

She is an inspiration to all. Thanks for the great news!!

Groover said...

Here goes my plan of just simply out-living everbody till one day I'll win a National Championship simply by being the last women in my category. This plan will never work with women like Jeannie ... the young girls in France must despair. :-)

Just like you said: Truly inspirational.

Lawrence said...

@AMR I'm waiting for the day she receives due recognition for her achievements (eg 6 Olympics I think it is)from the cycling world. I think being female has something to do with it unfortunately. Although, Beryl Burton has more recognition than Jeannie!

@Groover, well that was my plan! Looks we may have a long wait ;-)