Rebecca Twigg ( born March 26, 1963 in Seattle ) is a former American racing driver and six -time World Champion.
Rebecca Twigg was one of America's most successful women cyclists. Her career spanned almost two decades, from the early 1980s to the late 1990s, with a break from 1987 until 1991.
The age of 14 attended the gifted Rebecca Twigg a university. Then she felt uncomfortable in them, she turned on the advice of her mother's cycling in order to strengthen their self-confidence. With almost 18 years, it was the first time U.S. road champion, after it had previously won four junior title on rail and road. In total, she won 16 U.S. titles.
On the railway was Rebecca Twigg six times world champion in the individual pursuit (1982, 1984, 1985, 1987, 1993 and 1995); while she put three times to a new world record. As the road race for women was included on the Olympic program, they also turned to this discipline. Thrice Rebecca Twigg participated in Olympic Games (1984, 1992 and 1996) in part. 1984 at the Games in Los Angeles, she was beaten narrowly by her compatriot Connie Carpenter Phinney. Later Twigg admitted before the race at the direction of then- head coach Edward Borysewicz how other drivers have also performed blood doping, which at that time was not expressly prohibited.
At the games in Barcelona in 1992 Rebecca Twigg won a bronze medal in the path tracking. Ahead of the Olympic track race in the time trial in Atlanta in 1996, there was a rift between her and the U.S. team line after she was eliminated in the individual pursuit surprisingly early. Other reasons for the dispute were that Twigg would not go to the specially developed " Super Bike" and insisted on the accreditation of their home trainer Edward Borysewicz. Then she no longer went to the race.
The U.S. road race " International Women 's Challenge ", she won three consecutive times ( 1984-86 ).
1997 Rebecca Twigg stepped back from active cycling.