9 août 2016
During the Olympic Games in Rio 2016, two Luxembourgish women have participated in cycling. Christine Majerus and Chantal Hoffman were on the start of the women’s road race with 66 other riders the 7th of August in Fort Copacabana. After 136,9km and a scary crash for Annemiek Van Vleuten, it was her teammate Van Der Breggen Anna ,who won Gold. Christine finished 18th after a very hard climb and a difficult race and eventually H.R.H. Grand-Duc Henri handed over the bronze, silver and gold medals to the women.
The next step will be the individual time trial, which is going to start at 8:30 on Wednesday the 10th.
Nevertheless, the athletes are enjoying their stay, encouraging other Luxembourgish sportmen as Gilles Müller during his match against Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA) or savouring a so-called coffee-ride, which is very famous and popular among riders.