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Olympic Cycling News for August 10, 2004

Edited by Jeff jones

Peña rides TT for Colombia

Victor Hugo Peña (USPS-Berry Floor) has been named by the Colombian cycling federation to ride the Olympic time trial on August 18. Peña will ride in place of Santiago Botero, who was considered not to be in good enough condition for the event. In 2000, Peña finished 24th in the time trial, 3'30 behind winner Viatcheslav Ekimov. His recent form is promising, however, as he finished third in the time trial stage of the Tour of Denmark, six seconds slower than winner Jens Voigt.

In the men's road race on August 14, Peña will ride with Santiago Botero, Marlon Pérez and Luis Felipe Laverde in the Colombian team.

Good training for Ljungskog

Swedish World Champion Susanne Ljungskog successfully completed Sunday's 197 km Scandinavian Open, the first woman ever to do so in a UCI classed men's race. Ljungskog finished in 57th position, 13'56 behind winner Marcus Ljungqvist, with a personal average speed of 42.2 km/h.

"I'm really pleased with this race, and it feels important to me, both as a preparation for the Olympics, and also as a pure confidence boost," said Ljungskog after the race.

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