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Van Moorsel, Leontien (1970–)

Van Moorsel, Leontien (1970–)

Dutch cyclist. Name variations: Leontien Zijlaard-Van Moorsel. Born Mar 22, 1970, in Boekel, Netherlands; m. Michael Zijlaard (her trainer since 1994), Oct 1995.

At World championships, placed 1st at pursuit (1990, 2001, 2002, 2003), road race (1991, 1993) and indiv. time trial (1998, 1999); won gold medals for indiv. road race, indiv. time trial, and indiv. pursuit (3,000 meters) and a silver medal for points race at Sydney Olympics (2000); won a bronze medal at 3,000-meter indiv. pursuit and a gold medal for indiv. time trial at Athens Olympics (2004), retiring from the games as the most successful cyclist in Olympic history. Named Dutch Sportswoman of the Year 4 times.

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