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Pia Sundstedt

Sundstedt competing in the 2012 Olympics road race in London
Sundstedt competing in the 2012 Olympics time trial in London

Pia Ann-Katrine Sundstedt (born 2 May 1975 in Kokkola) is a professional former cyclist, who competes in road bicycle racing and mountain bike racing, as well as cross country skiing events. Sundstedt competed in the Summer Olympics for Finland. Having started in 2006, Sundstedt competes for Rocky Mountain/Business Objects mountain bike racing team.

In 2000, Sundstedt won the Montreal World Cup event and competed for Finland at the 2000 Summer Olympics. In recent years, the four-time national Finnish national road cycling champion focused her attentions toward marathon mountain bike races and cross country skiing events. Her efforts paid off in 2006 when Sundstedt captured two World Cup events and the overall individual points championship in the UCI World Cup for Cross Country Marathon (XCM).

In 2008, Sundstedt came 1st in the Women's Category at the Absa Cape Epic with team mate Alison Sydor.

She competed at the 2012 Summer Olympics in the Women's road race, finishing 20th and in the Women's time trial finishing 11th.[1]

Major results

2012
  • Mountain Bike Racing
    • 1st, Birkebeinerrittet, Rena-Lillehammer (NOR)
2011
  • Road Bicycle Racing
    • 1st, Finnish Road Race Champion[3]
    • 1st, Finnish Time Trial Champion[4]
    • 3rd, Golan I, (SYR/1.2)[5]
    • 3rd, Golan II, (SYR/1.2)[6]
    • 5th, Chrono des Nations, (FRA/1.1)[7]
2010
  • Mountain Bike Racing
    • 1st, Birkebeinerrittet (NOR)
2008
  • Mountain Bike Racing
2007
  • Mountain Bike Racing
    • 1st, UCI World Cup XCM Overall
    • 1st, Birkebeinerrittet (NOR)
    • 3rd, XCM (GER)
2006
  • Mountain Bike Racing
    • 1st, UCI World Cup XCM Overall
      • 1st, UCI World Cup, Val Thorens (FRA)
      • 1st, UCI World Cup, Mont Saint Anne (CAN)
      • 2nd, UCI World Cup, Naoussa (GER)
      • 3rd, UCI World Cup, Villabassa (ITA)
    • 1st, Raid Ardenne Bleue, Verviers (BEL)
    • 1st, Finnish National Championships XCM, Lappeenranta (FIN)
    • 1st, Birkebeinerrittet (NOR)
    • 1st, Bike Festival Willingen, Willingen (GER)
    • 2nd, European Championships UEC, Chies d'Alpago (ITA)
    • 5th, UCI Mountain Bike Marathon World Championships, Oisans (FRA)
    • 5th, Sea Otter Classic, Monterey, California (USA)
  • Cross Country Skiing / Ski marathon
    • 1st, Pustertal Ski Marathon Classic, (ITA)
    • 2nd, Hotzenwald Ski Marathon Classic, (GER)
    • 3rd, Pustertal Ski Marathon Skating, (ITA)
    • 7th, FIS Marathon Cup, (FRA)
    • 3rd, Fäboda Loppet, (FIN)
    • 1st, Kokkola Town Champion, (FIN)
    • 1st, Bernau Skating Jet, (GER)
    • 1st, Trace Vosgienne, (GER)
2005
  • Mountain Bike Racing
    • 1st, European Mountain Bike Marathon Championship
    • 5th, UCI Mountain Bike Marathon World Championship
  • Road Bicycle Racing
    • 1st, Finnish Road Race Champion

2002

  • Road Bicycle Racing
    • 1st, Finnish Road Race Champion

2001

  • Road Bicycle Racing
    • 1st, Finnish Road Race Champion
    • 1st overall, GP Féminine International du Québec, Quebec (CAN)
2000
1999
  • Road Bicycle Racing
    • 6th, La Flèche Wallonne Féminine (World Cup)
    • 3rd overall, Giro del Trentino (ITA)
    • Stage win, Giro d'Italia Femminile
1998
1997
  • Road Bicycle Racing
    • 1st, Finnish Road Race Champion
    • 1st overall and 1 stage win, Giro del Trentino (ITA)

References

  1. ^ "London 2012 results". 
  2. ^ World Championships Marathon Women/Elite
  3. ^ SM maantie
  4. ^ SM tempo
  5. ^ Golan I results
  6. ^ Golan II results
  7. ^ Chrono des Nations results Femmes/Elite

External links

  • Official site
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