Marianne Vos eyes unprecedented addition for Rio Olympics

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Decorated Dutchwoman Marianne Vos wants to become the first cyclist to compete in three different disciplines in her Olympic career.

Vos, a 2008 Olympic track cycling champion and 2012 Olympic road cycling champion, eyes Rio 2016 qualification in mountain biking, according to Dutch media.

Vos, 27, would become the first man or woman to compete in three of the four cycling disciplines (the other is BMX, added in 2008), let alone the first to win gold medals in three, according to OlympStats.com.

It’s not unfathomable. Vos is very well-rounded. She was a junior national mountain biking champion and has long competed in cyclo-cross.

Dutch outlet NOS reported Vos still plans to enter the road race in Rio, aiming to repeat as gold medalist.

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