Frenchwoman Jeannie Longo has been selected for the French team to contest the Olympic Games in Beijing, China from August 8 - 24. It will be the seventh Olympic Games for the 49 year-old, who continued to amaze at the weekend when she claimed yet another French road and time trial title.
Women's cycling appeared for the first time on the Olympic program in 1984, which was also Longo's first appearance. In 1996 Longo, who has contested every Olympics since the women's introduction in 1984, won gold in the road race at Atlanta, Georgia in the United States of America in 1996.
Longo is the most successful women's cyclist of all time. During her career she has won 13 world titles, as well as four Olympic Games medals; with silver medals in the 1992 Barcelona, Spain road race and 1996 time trial, a bronze in the Sydney, Australia Olympic Games time trail in 2000 joining her gold from Atlanta.
Longo has also claimed an impressive 10 UCI World Track Championship medals, including four golds. Nine of those medals were for the three kilometre pursuit, with one coming in the points race at the 1989 event in Lyon, France.