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Re: Olympic Road Race / TT

Postby JV911 » Tue Jul 31, 2012 12:33 pm

big Fabs was out training today - might ride the TT afterall
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Re: Olympic Road Race / TT

Postby sogood » Tue Jul 31, 2012 2:16 pm

JV911 wrote:big Fabs was out training today - might ride the TT afterall

He has already confirmed this in earlier media reports I read. Lots of bruises and will be in some pain. Hopefully he'll give Wiggo a run for his jersey.
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Re: Olympic Road Race / TT

Postby find_bruce » Tue Jul 31, 2012 3:00 pm

The_Eggman wrote:Goss is a better climber than Cav. ...

Talk about damning with faint praise. It's a bit like saying someone is a better TT rider than fronky schlonky
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Re: Olympic Road Race / TT

Postby The_Eggman » Tue Jul 31, 2012 5:03 pm

find_bruce wrote:
The_Eggman wrote:Goss is a better climber than Cav. ...

Talk about damning with faint praise. It's a bit like saying someone is a better TT rider than fronky schlonky


Well to be honest I haven't seen a lot of evidence Goss is much of a climber (anyone got anything on him climbing well in strong company other than the lumps at the end of MSR)?. He's well down on the puncheurs who in turn are a far cry from the real climbers. I'd describe him as a sprinter who can climb a bit.
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Re: Olympic Road Race / TT

Postby RICHARDH » Tue Jul 31, 2012 5:19 pm

Well Greipel was considered worse than Cav for along time but on Stage 13 of the Tour he was the only sprinter to get over the final climb, leaving Goss and Cav behind. I think for whatever reason Goss (who didn't have the greatest start to the season ) has suffered this year always being around the mark but not quite getting back to his form from 2011. Fingers crossed for next year.
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Re: Olympic Road Race / TT

Postby AUbicycles » Thu Aug 02, 2012 12:05 am

Chain snap... but at the start is where it has to happen considering the high gears and the effort required to get up to speed. Lets see if Sanchez can recover (and if I can stay awake)
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Re: Olympic Road Race / TT

Postby Baldy » Thu Aug 02, 2012 12:45 am

ch9 really dont like cycling do they :(

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Re: Olympic Road Race / TT

Postby HAKS » Thu Aug 02, 2012 12:59 am

Freaking pathetic. Race is just about to finish and we've missed 98% of the top 10 riders.
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Re: Olympic Road Race / TT

Postby Speedster » Thu Aug 02, 2012 12:16 pm

Foxtel channel 185. Full womens and mens ITT, ad-free during the events (ads were only in between the finish of the womens and start of the mens) and in HD.

Even got to see footage of Rogers with his support vehicle sporting a giant boxing kangaroo on the roof!
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Re: Olympic Road Race / TT

Postby AUbicycles » Thu Aug 02, 2012 9:59 pm

For the record, there was no noticeable spike in activity and enthusiasm in the forum after Wiggins time trial win. Nice effort from Tony Martin, hard to deny that he isn't a champion cyclist.
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Re: Olympic Road Race / TT

Postby RICHARDH » Fri Aug 03, 2012 4:50 pm

Was going to edit the title to include the Track events but can't seem to do it so who's looking forward to them. Personally can't wait for the Team's Pursuit.
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Re: Olympic cycling events

Postby Mulger bill » Fri Aug 03, 2012 9:19 pm

How's this look Richard? :wink:

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Re: Olympic cycling events

Postby RICHARDH » Fri Aug 03, 2012 9:25 pm

Cheers thanks for that Shaun :D
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Re: Olympic cycling events

Postby RICHARDH » Fri Aug 03, 2012 10:40 pm

Geez just checked when the Team Pursuit is on 4am don't think i'll be getting up for that :shock:
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Re: Olympic cycling events

Postby foo on patrol » Sat Aug 04, 2012 5:40 am

Oh Anna, what were you thinking of? :(

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Re: Olympic cycling events

Postby Chuck » Sat Aug 04, 2012 8:08 am

foo on patrol wrote:Oh Anna, what were you thinking of? :(

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Yeah you'd think there'll be a fair bit of reflection on that one. She's a champ though and gets an opportunity to bounce back in the sprint :) Mens team pursuit just beaten by a better team :|
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Re: Olympic cycling events

Postby find_bruce » Sat Aug 04, 2012 8:35 am

Chuck wrote:Mens team pursuit just beaten by a better team :|

yep, they gave it everything but came up short. Bobridge better concentrate on his cycling because he is not going to get a gig as an after dinner speaker :)
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Re: Olympic cycling events

Postby sogood » Sat Aug 04, 2012 9:51 am

So I just crashed, I did it on purpose... Taints Sir Chris Hoy's team sprint win.

http://www.smh.com.au/olympics/cycling- ... 23jlx.html

Silly boy! Hasn't he noticed how sensitive this whole issue is at this Olympics? :mrgreen:
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Re: Olympic cycling events

Postby HAKS » Sat Aug 04, 2012 10:17 am

was pretty obvious that GB leader crashed on purpose on day 1 of the track program when watching their reply. Once they said the rules were a restart if you crash within 30m i knew it was deliberate. Comes down to the UCI allowing such a rule though.

Was disappointed with Anna last night. Fingers crossed she can bounce back. It is amazing comparing her and Vic's build. You'd expect Anne to smash her but Vic has such a turn of speed out of those little legs.

Knew the pursuit team didn't have a chance so not really shocked there.
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Re: Olympic cycling events

Postby foo on patrol » Sat Aug 04, 2012 11:33 am

Chuck wrote:
foo on patrol wrote:Oh Anna, what were you thinking of? :(

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Yeah you'd think there'll be a fair bit of reflection on that one. She's a champ though and gets an opportunity to bounce back in the sprint :) Mens team pursuit just beaten by a better team :|


Yes her interview after said as much and I think she is strong enough mentally and physically to refocus! :idea:

The mens team was done by a better team definitely. :roll:
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Re: Olympic cycling events

Postby sogood » Sat Aug 04, 2012 7:09 pm

How come the triathletes are allowed to draft in their cycling leg? And many of them aren't even using aero bars. Am I missing something in my understanding of their rules?
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Re: Olympic cycling events

Postby foo on patrol » Sat Aug 04, 2012 7:13 pm

Umm dunno! Could never understand their rules in the cycling leg anyway! :?

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Re: Olympic cycling events

Postby vander » Sat Aug 04, 2012 7:39 pm

Olympic tris are draft legal lots of tris arent but these are.
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Re: Olympic cycling events

Postby sogood » Sat Aug 04, 2012 7:52 pm

vander wrote:Olympic tris are draft legal lots of tris arent but these are.

Thanks. Makes the race rather meaningless when drafting is allowed. Interesting they weren't using a pace line to save energy while none was able to breakaway either.
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Re: Olympic cycling events

Postby vander » Sat Aug 04, 2012 8:16 pm

sogood wrote:
vander wrote:Olympic tris are draft legal lots of tris arent but these are.

Thanks. Makes the race rather meaningless when drafting is allowed. Interesting they weren't using a pace line to save energy while none was able to breakaway either.


I agree very silly its a runners event now that is where it really thins out. You need to be able to keep up in the swim and ride OK but you need to be able to run almost aswell as the proper distance runners. I dont like it personally but I think it was to make the events more exciting as it was in the end.
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