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In cycling, older can mean better

Updated: August 31, 2012, 2:08 PM ET
By Kathryn Bertine

While the world was dazzled by Olympic teen phenoms like gymnast Gabby Douglas and swimmer Missy Franklin during the London Games, a steady presence of "older" female athletes showed that athletic potential goes far beyond the high school years.

In the sport of road cycling, Kristin Armstrong won her second Olympic gold medal in the time trial at the age of 39. In fact, the average age of the four members of the women's U.S. Olympic road cycling team was 34. While there are ...

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