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Leontien van Moorsel

Leontien van Moorsel
Van Moorsel in 1991
Personal information
Full name Leontien van Moorsel
Born (1970-03-22) 22 March 1970
Boekel, Netherlands
Team information
Discipline Road & track
Role Rider
Infobox last updated on
September 7, 2008

Leontien Martha Henrica Petronella Zijlaard-van Moorsel (born 22 March 1970 in Boekel) is a Dutch retired racing cyclist.

Contents

  • Career 1
  • Major results 2
  • Personal life 3
  • See also 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6
  • Awards 7

Career

Leontien van Moorsel in 2004

Van Moorsel started her career in the late 1980s. She won major races both on the track, and on the road. In the first half of the 1990s, she won the Tour Féminin twice, after fierce competition with Jeannie Longo.

Van Moorsel dropped out of cycling in 1994 with anorexia nervosa[1] but recovered to compete at the World Championships in 1998, winning the time trial and coming second in the road race.

At the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, van Moorsel won gold medals on the road (road race and time trial), and on the track (3 km pursuit). At the 2004 Summer Olympics, she fell in the penultimate lap of the road race,[2] but successfully defended her time trial title.

Her four gold medals tie her (with four others) for the most ever by a Dutch athlete at the Olympics.[3]

She has held the world hour record for women of 46.065 km, set in 2003 in Mexico City.[4]

Van Moorsel retired from professional cycling after the 2004 Olympics.

Major results

1990
World champion 3km pursuit
World champion 50km team time trial
1991
World champion road race
1992
Tour Feminin
1993
World champion road race
Tour Feminin
1998
World champion time trial
1999
World champion time trial
2000
Olympic champion road race
Olympic champion time trial
Olympic champion 3km pursuit
Olympic silver medallist points race
2001
World champion 3km pursuit
2002
World champion 3km pursuit
2003
World champion 3km pursuit
World hour record: 46.065 km
2004
Ronde van Gelderland
Olympic champion time trial
Olympic bronze medallist 3km pursuit

Personal life

Van Moorsel married former track cyclist Michael Zijlaard in October 1995.[5]

See also

References

  1. ^ "Leontiens eigen verhaal" (in Dutch). Leontienfoundation.nl. Retrieved 2012-08-23. 
  2. ^ "Cycling: Ulmer's rival crashes out - Sport - NZ Herald News". Nzherald.co.nz. 16 August 2004. Retrieved 2012-08-23. 
  3. ^ http://www.sports-reference.com/olympics/friv/medal_finder.cgi?request=1&sum=1&group_by=athlete_id&medal_cmp=ge&medal_num=1&medal=&season_id=&edition_min=&edition_max=&exclude_1906=Y&country_id=NED&sport_id=&event_class=&is_team_member=&gender=&age_min=0&age_max=99&order_by=Total
  4. ^ Clemitson, Suze (19 September 2014). "Why Jens Voigt and a new group of cyclists want to break the Hour record". The Guardian. Retrieved 19 September 2014. 
  5. ^ Knapp, Gerard (2001). "Cyclingnews talks with Leontien Zijlaard-van Moorsel".  

External links

  • (Dutch) Official site
  • Leontien Zijlaard-van Moorsel profile at Cycling Archives

Awards

Awards
Preceded by
Elly van Hulst
Dutch Sportswoman of the Year
1990
Succeeded by
Ingrid Haringa
Preceded by
Ellen van Langen
Dutch Sportswoman of the Year
1993
Succeeded by
Anky van Grunsven
Preceded by
Marianne Timmer
Dutch Sportswoman of the Year
1999, 2000
Succeeded by
Inge de Bruijn
Preceded by
Verona van de Leur
Dutch Sportswoman of the Year
2003, 2004
Succeeded by
Edith van Dijk
Preceded by
Francis Hoenselaar
Rotterdam Sportswoman of the Year
1998–2000
Succeeded by
Sissy van Alebeek
Preceded by
Sissy van Alebeek
Rotterdam Sportswoman of the Year
2002–2004
Succeeded by
Elisabeth Willebroordse
Records
Preceded by
Jeannie Longo
UCI women's hour record (46.065 km)
1 October 2003 – 12 September 2015
Succeeded by
Molly Shaffer Van Houweling
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