Mountain Biking: Gold for Dahle Flesjå in Estonia
Norway’s Gunn-Rita Dahle Flesjå, secured a surprice victory in the women’s European Champion mountain bike cross-country marathon in Tartu, Estonia on Sept. 20, only 6 months after giving birth to a son, reports the Norway Post.
In her come-back after the birth Gunn-Rita (36) from Stavanger won ahead of Olympic silver medalist Maja Wloszczowska from Poland. Ivanda Eiduka from Latviacame in third.
Flesjå, who started cycling professionally in 1996, also set a new track record, despite a stop due to technical problems.
“This is a great and unforgettable day, and it will likely take some time before I can really take it in,” Dahle Flesjå said to NRK after the race.