Villumsen misses medal in time trial
Thu, 02 Aug 2012 6:24a.m.
Cyclist Linda Villumsen misses an Olympic medal by less than two seconds to finish fourth in the women's individual time trial at the London Olympics.
Villumsen covered the 29km course near Hampton Court Palace in 37 minutes 59.18 seconds, to be 1.83s behind bronze medallist Russia's Olga Zabelinskaya.
Villumsen was in second place after the 9km split, a second behind defending champion Kristin Armstrong of the United States and some eight seconds clear of third-placed Clara Hughes of Canada.
By the 20.4km time split the 27-year-old was still second, nearly five seconds behind Armstrong, with German world champion Judith Arndt making ground on her in third.
But she lost ground in the last stretch and finished fourth behind Armstrong, Arndt and Zabelinskaya.
Villumsen was fifth in the individual time trial in Beijing when representing Denmark, the country of her birth.
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