Mountain Bike Action magazine calls her ‘untouchable’. The Norwegian
speedster dominated in 2004 and has won 11 consecutive World Cup
She led the entire way at the Athens Olympics, even though a mechanical problem delayed her for a full minute. Her dominating performance - she beat her closest competitor by 59 seconds - won her not just the gold medal, but also three prestigious Norwegian awards: The Endurance, Performer, and Sportsperson of the Year Award. She easily won the European Championships as well.
In naming her 2004 Rider of the Year, Mountain Bike magazine said: "Road or mountain, no rider showed the kind of dominance this year that Dahle did. She has not lost a world-level competition in more than two years. Her overall World Cup lead was more than 500 points to the next-placed rider."