Thursday, 12 January 2012

Arndt back on track

Germany's Judith Arndt, current Time Trial world champion, has revealed she may compete in track events at the 2012 Olympics should a member of her nation's track team - Lisa Brennauer, Charlotte Becker and Madeleine Sandig - become unable to do so.

Judith Arndt
(image credit: Heidas CC BY-SA 3.0)
"In the event that a rider is ill, injured or out of shape, I would hopefully be able to act as a substitute [and will be] in very good physical condition," the 35-year-old told the German news service. She will, however, focus primarily on the road races - "I think I have a good chance to win a medal in the Individual Time Trial," she says. The road race takes place on the 28th of July and the Time Trial on the 2nd of August, followed by qualifications for the track races a day later.

Arndt, who joins the new Australian GreenEDGE team for 2012 after four years with HTC-Highroad is not a newcomer to the track - she was World Individual Pursuit Champion in 1997 and won several National Championships between 1996 and 2001. She also has an excellent mentor - her partner, Petra Rossner, won the 1991 World Track Championships and a gold medal for the 3km Pursuit at the 1992 Olympics.

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