Marianne Vos will be riding the Olympic Time Trial after all. The national coach Johan Lammerts has changed his mind after consulting with the Dutch cycling federation and the Dutch Olympic committee. Last week, Vos had said she was considering legal action to force the coach to name her to the time trial.
Vos is now scheduled to ride the road race on August 10, the time trial on August 13 and the track points race on August 18. According to sportwereld.nl, Lammerts had worried that the three races within eight day would be too much for the 21 year-old.
The decision to include her in all three races was based on sporting grounds. She recently won four of five stages and the overall of the Emakumeen Bira race in Spain, which included a time trial win over World Champion Hanke Kupfernagel. (SW)