Inga Thompson

Kristin Inga Thompson (born January 27, 1964) is a retired road bicycle racer. She competed at the 1984, 1988 and 1992 Olympics with the best result of eighth place in 1988.[2] She won silver medals at the world championships in 1987, 1990 and 1991, and placed third at the Tour de France in 1986 and 1989.[3] Nationally she won United States National Road Race Championships in 1987, 1988, 1990, 1991 and 1993.[4][5][6]

Inga Thompson
Inga Thompson 1988b.jpg
Thompson winning the road race at the 1988 Olympic trials
Personal information
Born (1964-01-27) January 27, 1964 (age 57)
Salt Lake City, Utah, U.S.[1]
Height178 cm (5 ft 10 in)
Weight61 kg (134 lb)
Team information
Current teamRetired
RoleRider

After retiring from competitive riding she now lives on a farm in Halfway, Oregon, with her husband and son.[7]

Major resultsEdit

1984
1985
  • 13th – World Championships (Road Race)
1986
  • 3rd – Grande Boucle (Tour de France Feminine)2 Stage Wins Individual Time Trial
1987
  • 1st – National Championships (Road Race)
  • 1st – National Championships (Individual Time Trial)
  • 1st – National Championships (Team Time Trial)
  • 2nd – World Championships (Team Time Trial)
  • 2nd – Pan American Games (Road Race)
1988
  • 1st – National Championships (Road Race)
  • 1st – USCF Olympic Trials (Road Race)
  • 8th – 1988 Summer Olympics
  • 1st – Coors Classic Overall G.C.
1989
  • 1st – National Championships (Time Trials)
  • 3rd – Grande Boucle (Tour de France Feminine)
1990
  • 2nd – World Championships (Team Time Trial)
  • 1st – National Championships (Team Time Trials)
  • 1st – National Championships (Individual Time Trial)
  • 1st – Ore-Ida Women's Challenge, Overall G.C., Longest Women's Stage Race in the World (17 stages, 663 miles (1,067 km)[8][9]
1991
  • 1st – National Championships (Road Race)
  • 1st – National Championships (Time Trials)(National Record)
  • 2nd – World Championships (Road Race)
1992
  • 26th – 1992 Barcelona Olympics
  • 2nd – National Championships (Road Race)
  • 1st – Olympic Trials (Road Race)
  • 1st – US National Rankings.
1993
  • 1st – National Championships (Road Race)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Inga Thompson Olympic Results". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on July 20, 2015. Retrieved June 6, 2015.
  2. ^ "All-Time Olympic Results". USA Cycling.
  3. ^ "Road World Championships Results". USA Cycling.
  4. ^ Inga Thompson-Benedict. cyclingarchives.com
  5. ^ "A Time Of Trials". [sports illustrated]. June 29, 1992. Retrieved May 5, 2010.
  6. ^ Mallozzi, Vincent M. (December 26, 1993). "THE YEAR IN REVIEW – 1993; The Year's Champions". [NY Times]. Retrieved May 5, 2010.
  7. ^ Britton, Lisa (September 9, 2003) Retired bike racers have new pursuits in Pine Valley. Baker City Herald.
  8. ^ "Thompson wins Ore-Ida". Lewiston Morning Tribune. (Idaho). July 9, 1990. p. 2B.
  9. ^ "Thompson wins Ore-Ida race". Idahonian. (Moscow). Associated Press. July 9, 1990. p. 3B.

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