Climbing back to the top: The Gunn-Rita Dahle Flesjå diary

Norwegian cross-country mountain bike racer Gunn-Rita Dahle Flesjå is probably the best female rider this relatively young branch of the sport has ever seen. World champion in 2002, 2004, 2005, and 2006, plus Olympic champion in 2004, and rarely beaten in her reign as World Cup champion from 2003 - 2006, she has a breathtaking palmares. Unfortunately, Dahle Flesjå was sidelined for most of the 2007 season with a virus that left her with little strength and on a program of complete rest and recovery. With the constant support of husband and coach Kenneth Flesjå, she has been working her way steadily back to health - just in time to pursue her goals at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing. Follow her exploits on Cyclingnews as she works to regain her form and position at the top of women's mountain biking in 2008. Or, for more Gunn-Rita, see her personal website: www.gunnrita.com

Busy days at home

Finally back on Norwegian soil again, and it feels wonderful! It wasn't quite as wonderful to have...

No success at the Olympics

It's tough having to drop out of the Olympics because of technical problems, but the disappointment...

Ready for Canadian World Cups

The final test for me before the Olympics will be two World Cup races here in Canada. There are...

Winning worlds

It was absolutely indescribable to put on the rainbow jersey once again. This World Championship...

Rough day at the World Championships

A very demanding World Championship race track in 30 degrees (Celsius), meant a really tough day at...

Countdown 'til worlds

Only minor adjustments remain for the final week before the World Championships . All races I've...
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