Heading for her second Games, meet 29-year old cyclist Christine Majerus.
Not since the great Elsy Jacobs, the first ever women’s road race world champion in 1958, has a female Luxembourg cyclist generated as much interest as Christine Majerus.
The 29-year old is proudly headed for her second Olympic Games, in Rio, having fulfilled a lifelong ambition by competing in the London Games in 2012 (where she finished 21st).
Majerus started her sporting career as a track and field athlete, winning national championships at 400 and 800 metres and dreaming of competing at the Olympics, which she had watched closely ever since she was a young girl. But injury forced her to switch to triathlon and duathlon before another foot injury made it impossible for her to compete as a runner.