1. LONGO-CIPRELLI Jeannie FRA 39:15.21 2. ZABIROVA Zoulfia RUS 0.85 3. ARNDT Judith GER 29.69 4. KUPFERNAGEL Hanka GER 39.62 5. EMERY Elizabeth USA 57.26 6. MARSAL Catherine FRA 1:08.69 7. HOLDEN Mari USA 1:17.02 8. JACKSON Linda CAN 1:21.94 9. STAGOURSKAIA Zinajda BLR 1:31.16 10. CAPPELLOTTO Alessandra ITA 1:31.17 11. POLIKEVICIUTE Jolanda LTU 1:40.12 12. POLKHANOVA Valentina RUS 1:49.84 13. WATT Kathryn AUS 2:12.86 14. CHALYH Elena MLD 2:32.86 15. NIXON Lynette AUS 2:35.18 16. VALVIK Monica NOR 2:41.91 17. MCGREGOR Yvonne GBR 2:42.74 18. TRIBAITE Liuda LTU 2:48.80 19. ILAVSKA Lenka SVK 2:49.90 20. STIAJKINA Cariane UKR 2:57.40 21. KINNUNEN Tuija FIN 2:59.86 22. HEEB Barbara SUI 3:07.79 23. MATUSIAK Bogumila POL 3:09.10 24. PREGNOLATO Gabriella ITA 3:12.70 25. ERLANK Anke RSA 3:39.09 26. LJUNGSKOG Susanne SWE 3:40.03 27. KVAL Jorunn NOR 3:42.44 28. DE BRUIJN Meike NED 3:45.25 29. OBRUCOVA Kristina CZE 3:49.78 30. JOHNSON Maxine GBR 3:59.89 31. HiLJER Marie SWE 4:06.68 32. BELTMANN Chantal NED 4:29.41 33. BENGOA PEREZ Izasqun ESP 4:41.93 34. EICHER-VOUETS Marcia SUI 4:55.25 35. GARIEPY Annie CAN 5:06.11 36. COLYN Annelie RSA 5:38.93 37. BUDOVITSKA Olena UKR 5:57.14 38. KREBS Brigitte AUT 6:31.61 39. VILLAJOSANA Marta ESP 6:36.43
1994 - Sicily (Italy): 1. Karen Kurreck (USA) 2. Anne Samplontus (Can) 3. Jeannie Longo (Can) 1995 - Tunja (Colombia): 1. Jeannie Longo (Fra) 2. Clara Hughes (Can) 3. Kathryn Watt (Australia) 1996 - Lugano (Switzerland): 1. Jeannie Longo (Fra) 2. Catherine Marsal (Fra) 3. Alessandra Cappellotto (Ita)
Longo, 39, had completed a hat-trick of time-trial title victories at the world road championships on Wednesday. But 24 hours later she was punished for having worn the name of a company who make vegetarian products as she went to the podium to receive her 'rainbow' jersey as a world champion.
It is believed a small sticker, just a few centimetres square and bearing her sponsor's name, covered the logo of the Italian company who supply the official jerseys to the world championships.
In a communique issued on Thursday, the Union Cycliste International (UCI) stated: "She has worn advertising matter of her personal sponsor during the medal ceremony. The world champion's jersey awarded at that ceremony may carry no advertising matter other than that determined by the UCI.
"A world champion can have advertising material on their champion's jersey 48 hours after the official ceremony and until the eve of the next world championships."
A year ago, Belgian Johan Museeuw, who defends his world road race title on Sunday, was fined 20,000 Swiss francs ($13,800) after receiving his gold medal in Lugano.
As he stepped from the podium he had put on a racing cap advertising his Italian sponsor.
Jeannie Longo's reign as the queen of cycling moved into a 13th year with her eighth world road crown on Wednesday.
The 39-year-old Frenchwoman, who won her first world medal with a silver 16 years ago, completed a treble of world time trial titles by beating Olympic champion Zoulfia Zabirova by 0.85 of a second.
``Everyone wants to put me out to pasture, but I have not found the right field for my future,'' Longo said, adding that she would contest Saturday's road race.
On Wednesday she averaged 42.7 kilometres an hour to cover the 28 kms circuit in 39 minutes 15 seconds.
Judith Arndt of Germany was 29 seconds further back to take the bronze after clocking the best time at 12.3 kms.
``It was not easy to control the bike in the wind, and I had trouble changing rhythm and acclerating,'' Longo said.
``In the last five kms a fan at the roadside gave me a signal, and then I knew that I could win.''
Longo's season was interrupted in July when she fractured a collarbone in a training spill at the French track championships but she came back strongly to win the Grand Prix des Nations time trial at the Madine lake course in France two weeks ago.
She won her first road race title 12 years ago and a year later she took the first of four world track golds.
The first Olympic gold came in the Atlanta road race last year but she was later beaten by Zabirova in the time trial.
A new champion and a familiar champion were crowned Wednesday at the UCI World Road Championships as Jeannie Longo-Ciprelli of France won her 13th world title in the elite womenís time trial while Fabio Malberti of Italy won his first in the under-23 menís individual time trial.
Longo-Ciprelli, who will turn 39 at the end of this month, narrowly edged Olympic time trial champion Zoulfia Zabirova of Russia by 0.85 seconds. World individual pursuit champion Judith Arndt of Germany was third, 29 seconds behind Longo-Ciprelli, who won the event for the third straight year.
U.S. national champion Elizabeth Emery, 33, New York, N.Y., placed fifth in her first world championship appearance. She was 57 seconds behind Longo-Ciprelli.
"Iím very happy," said Emery, who put a maximum effort into the performance. "Iíve never come so close to blowing up in my life."
Starting sixth among 39 riders, Emery had the second-fastest time at the first split, 12.3km into the 28km race.
Mari Holden, 26, Colorado Springs, Colo., finished seventh, 1:17 behind Longo, despite misjudging the finish line and pulling up some 200 meters short of the line.
"It was a stupid mistake," Holden said. "I probably lost 20 seconds."
Holden, 11th in this event in 1996, said she misunderstood the presence of the flag bearer at the 200m mark who was signaling the follow vehicles to turn off the course. At least one other rider made the same mistake.