Seven Famous Female Cyclists in the World (Part 2)

The followings are the second part of a list of seven famous female cyclists in the world.

4/ Joane Somarriba

Joane Somarriba, born in 1972, is a famous female cyclist who experienced the sweet taste victory on many occasions. She won the Grande Boucle in 2000, 2001, and 2003 before her retirement. Notably, in 2003, Somarriba also gained a time trial victory at the World Championship in Hamilton, Canada. 

In 2005, the cyclist ranked first overall in the Trophée d’Or Féminin and the second in both the World Championship Time Trial and the Giro d’Italia Femminile.

5/ Beryl Burton      

Beryl Burton is one of the most accomplished female cyclists globally when having recorded the victory in 96 national titles in England in her 30-year career. 

She claimed 25 consecutive time trial championships and seven world championships in the 1950s and 1960s.

However, the most admirable thing about her is that she can balance between a cyclist and a wife and a mother. 

6/ Connie Carpenter-Phinney

Before becoming a cyclist, Carpenter-Phinney is a speed skater worthy of the Olympics throughout her teens. Unfortunately, Connie Carpenter suffered from an ankle injury. 

Instead of giving up easily, Connie Carpenter-Phinney spent her time cross-training on a bicycle and became more than adept at cycling. 

During her cycling career, she won 12 national championships on road and track, ranked second in the world championship road race in 1997, and ranked third in 1981.

In 1984, she won the sweetest victory in the Olympics, where she became the first in a photo with American cyclist Rebecca Twigg.

7/ Maria Canins

Maria Canins is a pro cyclist with an incredibly unpredictable skill set. She gained a steady stream of wins in the 1980s. She achieved two consecutive gold medals in 1985 and 1986 and three silver medals in 1987, 1988, and 1989.

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