Sigrid Teresa Corneo (born 27 April 1971)[1] is a retired Slovenian professional road cyclist of Italian descent.[2] Holding a dual citizenship, she represented her nation Slovenia, as a 37-year-old, at the 2008 Summer Olympics, and has mounted second-place finishes in both road race and time trial at the Slovenian Championships in 2010. Before her official retirement from competitive cycling in 2010, Corneo rode for Italy's Top Girls Fassa Bortolo pro cycling team in the women's elite professional events.[3]

Sigrid Corneo
Sigrid Corneo at the 2009 UCI World Championships
Personal information
Full nameSigrid Teresa Corneo
Born (1971-04-27) 27 April 1971 (age 52)
Lecco, Italy
Height1.76 m (5 ft 9 in)
Weight54 kg (119 lb)
Team information
Current teamRetired
DisciplineRoad
RoleRider
Professional teams
1999SC Masters Automazione Moltene Record
2000–2001Carpe Diem
2002Itera
2003Road Runner Guerciotti
2004–2006Nobili Rubinetterie
2007–2009Menikini – Selle Italia
2010Top Girls Fassa Bortolo

Corneo qualified for the Slovenian squad in the women's road race at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing by receiving a single berth from the UCI World Cup.[4][5] She successfully completed a grueling race with a forty-ninth-place effort in 3:39:29, surpassing Canadian rider Alex Wrubleski by exactly seven seconds.[6][7]

Career highlights edit

2004
3rd Vuelta Ciclista Feminina a El Salvador (Road), El Salvador
2nd Stage 3
2005
3rd Vuelta Ciclista Feminina a El Salvador (Road), El Salvador
1st Stage 4
3rd Stage 4, Tour Féminin en Limousin, Rochechouart (FRA)
4th Stage 1, Tour Féminin en Limousin, Dun-le-Palestel (FRA)
8th Stage 3a, Tour Féminin en Limousin, Chaptelat (FRA)
2006
2nd Overall, Grand Prix International de Dottignies, Belgium
2nd Stage 2, Giro d'Italia Femminile, Formello (ITA)
3rd Stage 4, Tour du Grand Montréal, Canada
3rd Stage 8, Giro d'Italia Femminile, Fossano (ITA)
2007
2nd Overall, Tour Féminin en Limousin, France
1st Stage 2, Saint-Sulpice-le-Guérétois
3rd Stage 3, Tour de l'Ardèche, Cruas (FRA)
2008
3rd Stage 4, Tour Féminin en Limousin, Sainte-Feyre (FRA)
49th Olympic Games (Road), Beijing (CHN)
2009
6th Overall, Route de France Féminine, France
5th Stage 4, Saint-Pourçain-sur-Sioule
2010
2nd Slovenian Championships (Road), Ptuj (SLO)
2nd Slovenian Championships (ITT), Plave (SLO)

References edit

  1. ^ "Sigrid Corneo". Olympedia. Retrieved 2 May 2022.
  2. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Sigrid Corneo". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 3 December 2016. Retrieved 11 October 2013.
  3. ^ "Sigrid Corneo alla Top Girls Fassa Bortolo-Ghezzi" [Sigrid Corneo joins Top Girls Fassa Bortolo-Ghezzi] (in Italian). Ciclismo.it. 21 July 2004. Retrieved 11 October 2013.
  4. ^ "Italijanska Slovenka se veseli Pekinga" [Slovenian Italian is looking forward for Beijing] (in Slovenian). Žurnal24. 2 July 2008. Retrieved 11 October 2013.
  5. ^ "Za Peking potrjenih že 61 slovenskih športnikov" [61 Slovenian athletes have already approved for Beijing] (in Slovenian). Radiotelevizija Slovenija. 15 July 2008. Retrieved 11 October 2013.
  6. ^ "Women's Road Race". Beijing 2008. NBC Olympics. Archived from the original on 19 August 2012. Retrieved 21 December 2012.
  7. ^ "Cooke weathers storm to take Olympic gold". Velo News. 10 August 2008. Retrieved 10 October 2013.

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