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09.01.2008/ Marianne Vos wants to start at three Olympic disciplines at the Beijing Olympic Games: road Race, road time trial and the track points race.

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Marianne Vos won the 2007 Fleche Wallonne ( Cyclingheroes)

According to trainer Thijs Rondhuis the decision to start at the Olympic time trial was taken after he and Vos studied the route. Rondhuis said: “At a flat timetrial Marianne would lose to much on the world’s top riders but this route ia a different story. There is a long climb with a gradient that Marianne can handle and then there is the descending part. She can descent better then anybody else.” Rondhuis said that the time trial would not have been an option if it would have take place before the road race.  “Mariannes big chances are at the road races so that is her main goal. But two days will be enough to regenerate from that race and after trhe time trial Marianne can train four days on the track before she will start at the points race.” The Olympic road race will take place on August 10, the time trial at August 13 and the points race at August 18.  The 2006 road race and cross world champion is one of the favourites for the Olympic road race.

 

Tonight, Marianne Vos won the ladies race of the Rotterdam Six Days with Adrie Visser.  The Ladies race actually is a Four Days race.

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