Jun 25, 2011

Jeannie Longo: 58th for 1958!

Queen Jeannie reigns supreme.
photos: Fabrice Lambert


Q: What becomes a legend most?

A: When it's 52 year old, legend Jeannie Longo beating riders half her age to win her fourth consecutive time trial title.

She said, "A 58th title is a figure somewhat symbolic because it (1958) is the year of my birth."

Last January she hinted about retiring. I'm glad she never did. Yet, she remains one phenomenal rider riding and winning past 50. I always thought 50 was the new 30.

And, today she almost celebrated her 59th title denied by Christel Ferrier-Bruneau in the French national road race...

There's always next year for Queen Jeannie!


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