London 2012 Olympics unlikely for Longo

After having finished only fifth in the French time trial championship, 53-year-old Jeannie Longo is unlikely to be selected for the national squad for the Olympic Games in London later this summer. Longo was unable to defend her 2011 title against up-and-coming young riders such as race winner Pauline Ferrand-Prévot and second-placed Audrey Cordon, and the younger generation seems to have finally taken over Longo's reign in French women's cycling.

Thank you for reading 5 articles in the past 30 days*

Join now for unlimited access

Enjoy your first month for just £1 / $1 / €1

*Read any 5 articles for free in each 30-day period, this automatically resets

After your trial you will be billed £4.99 $7.99 €5.99 per month, cancel anytime. Or sign up for one year for just £49 $79 €59

Join now for unlimited access

Try your first month for just £1 / $1 / €1