August 12, 2004 – Olympic athletes representing six different countries (Canada, United States, Denmark, Germany, Norway and Luxembourg) will be going for the gold in Athens, atop Canadian-designed CervÃ©lo bikes.
The athletes include: Lynn Bessette (Canada), Eric Wohlberg (Canada), Erin Mirabella (USA), Bobby Julich (USA), Nicki Sorensen (Denmark), Jens Voigt, (Germany), Frank HÃ¸j (Denmark), Lars Michaelsen (Denmark), Kurt Asle Arvesen (Norway) and Frank Schleck (Luxembourg). With the exception of Bessette, Wohlberg and Mirabella all the riders are members of Team CSC, one of the world’s top-three cycling teams and major animator of this year’s Tour de France aboard their CervÃ©los.
The 2004 Olympic Games includes three cycling categories: Road cycling,
track cycling, and mountain bike.
CervÃ©lo’s will be ridden only in the road and track events. Road cycling
includes two events: the road race (a mass start endurance event) and the
individual time trial (a race against the clock). The Road race will be
held in the historical centre of Athens on August 14, and the individual
time trials at the Vouliagmeni Olympic Centre on August 18. Track cycling
will take place from August 20 to 25 in the Olympic Velodrome at the Athens
Olympic Sports Complex (OAKA).
The Team CSC riders will use the brand-new CervÃ©lo R2.5 Team for the road
race, while Bessette and Mirabella will unveil the new CervÃ©lo P3 SL in
respectively the time trial and the individual pursuit on the track.