Tamara Novikova

Tamara Novikova (born June 6, 1932 at Irkutsk, USSR) is a former female cyclist from the Soviet Union.[1]

Tamara Novikova
Personal information
Full nameTamara Novikova
Born(1932-06-06)6 June 1932
 Soviet Union
Team information
DisciplineRoad & Track
Major wins
1955 Female world record for 1 hour, 38.473 km
Medal record
Representing  Soviet Union
Women’s Cycling
UCI Road World Championships
Silver medal – second place 1958 Road race

Novikova broke the women's World Record for 1 hour on July 7, 1955 when she covered 38.473 km,[1][2] breaking the mark of Italian Alfonsina Strada that had stood for 26 years.[3]

Novikova took the silver medal in the first UCI Road World Championships - Women's Road Race at Reims, France in 1958. She finished behind Elsy Jacobs of Luxembourg.[1]

On the 'Cycling Rankings 1958 - 2006' she was ranked 45th.[4]