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Cycling Thread #2 - Track

Discussion in 'Olympics 2008' started by twistedAM, Aug 6, 2008.

  1. twistedAM

    twistedAM Left Of The Dial

    In this thread we get to discuss GB's inevitable medal haul and post nice pictures of Victoria Pendleton:D
     
  2. stavros

    stavros Well-Known Member

    I read somewhere that Cav was being considered to ride the Pursuit, which surprised me because he doesn't seem kitted out for it at all.
     
  3. twistedAM

    twistedAM Left Of The Dial

    according to Britsih Cycling the team is as below but the press release was dated 8 July:

    Steven Burke (Team Pursuit)
    Mark Cavendish (Madison)
    Edward Clancy (Team Pursuit)
    Ross Edgar (Team Sprint and Keirin)
    Chris Hoy (Sprint, Team Sprint and Keirin)
    Jason Kenny (Sprint and Team Sprint)
    Paul Manning (Team Pursuit)
    Chris Newton (Points Race)
    Victoria Pendleton (Sprint)
    Rebecca Romero (Women's Pursuit and Points Race)
    Jamie Staff (Team Sprint)
    Geraint Thomas (Team Pursuit)
    Bradley Wiggins (Individual Pursuit, Team Pursuit and Madison)
    Wendy Houvenaghel (Women’s Individual Pursuit)
     
  4. ScallyWag II

    ScallyWag II New Member

    Hmmm, according to the beeb he is being considered but is up against Geraint Thomas who has been going really well. Link is dated 25/7 though, not seen anything more recent:

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/olympics/cycling/7524460.stm

    I can't wait for the track races to start!
     
  5. Melinda

    Melinda Kama roa, efshar livloa?

  6. twistedAM

    twistedAM Left Of The Dial

  7. AnnaKarpik

    AnnaKarpik Queen of all she surveys

    Decision won't be made until 48 hours before the event; nail-biting stuff, eh?
     
  8. twistedAM

    twistedAM Left Of The Dial

    Hey, TV scheduling isn't too bad for those of us who don;t work mornings at least:

    Friday 15 August
    0930-1200: Men's team sprint qualifying and finals, men's individual pursuit qualifying, women's individual pursuit qualifying, men's team sprint qualifying
    Saturday 16 August
    0930-1200: Men's individual pursuit round 1 & finals, men's keirin round 1, repechage, round 2 & finals, women's individual pursuit qualifying, men's points race final
    Sunday 17 August
    0300-1145: Men's team pursuit qualifying and round 1, women's sprint qualifying and 1/8 final, men's sprint qualifying, 1/16 final and 1/8 final, women's individual pursuit bronze and gold, men's team pursuit round 1.
    Monday 18 August
    0930-1200: Women's point race final, women's sprint quarter-finals, men's sprint quarter-finals, men's team pursuit finals
    Tuesday 19 August
    0930-1250: Women's sprint semi-finals, classification races and finals, men's sprint semi-finals, classification races and finals, men's madison final
     
  9. ScallyWag II

    ScallyWag II New Member

    Have to say i never realised Cav was a pursuiter. Will be interesting indeed to see who gets it!
     
  10. stavros

    stavros Well-Known Member

    Watching the women's road race yesterday it became pretty clear why Cav didn't go that (the men's version that is), with those mountains around the Great Wall. However, London ain't really like that so is there a chance he'll go for in in 4 year's time?
     
  11. 1927

    1927 Funnier than he thinks he is.

    If we've got any sense in 4 years time we will design courses that suit our guys.
     
  12. TrippyLondoner

    TrippyLondoner Well-Known Member

    Was wondering about the schedule,i'll be watching. :cool:
     
  13. twistedAM

    twistedAM Left Of The Dial

    He would have been out the back on the first of the seven laps wouldn't he?

    Yeah we should just have a crit round Westminster for the men and the women's race can go round Snowdonia a couple of times. Two golds. Sorted.
     
  14. twistedAM

    twistedAM Left Of The Dial

    Anyway, back on track

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  15. kyser_soze

    kyser_soze Hawking's Angry Eyebrow

    twisted...I am impressed with the bike I saw Ms Pendleton posing with.
     
  16. twistedAM

    twistedAM Left Of The Dial

    Do a google image search on VP and that bike is the first thing you see but i thought i'd be more tasteful;)
     
  17. 1927

    1927 Funnier than he thinks he is.

    Yeah diiferent courses for men and women road race, great idea. Flat for Cav and uphill finish for Nicole!!:D
     
  18. Maggot

    Maggot If specified, this will replace the title that

    :eek: :D
     
  19. kyser_soze

    kyser_soze Hawking's Angry Eyebrow

    'Phwoar avoidence' tactics...
     
  20. twistedAM

    twistedAM Left Of The Dial

    That's still a stunning picture - if she wins gold she'll be inundated with offers to advertise things, and good luck to her.
     
  21. stavros

    stavros Well-Known Member

    I tipped her earlier in the year for Sports Personality, because whilst we have cyclists who are just as great, I'm not sure they have the marketability of her. However, if Brad and Cav win the Madison, can anyone beat MC?
     
  22. twistedAM

    twistedAM Left Of The Dial

    Unusually both of them have personalities:)

    But Cav's accomplishments came mostly on the obscurity of ITV4 and if VP wins she'll be all over the papers as she'll be Britain's most photogenic medal winner...ever:D
     
  23. newharper

    newharper Manxome Tove

    I'm with you here, but if,

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    wins; unlikely as it may be, the very improbability of it may tip the tottie factor.

    Prefer Pendleton myself, both as an athlete and a personality, but Radcliffe deserves respect and should she do the unexpected I imagine TGBP would give her the nod.
     
  24. twistedAM

    twistedAM Left Of The Dial

    Lordy, that's not a sight I want to see over breakfast.
    The trouble VP will have is that she only has one event and could well be eclipsed by Romero who has two but has no personality.
    In fact, I've got no real affinity with Romero and don't really care either way if she wins or not. She's a pro/elite athlete who switched to track. Put her in a peleton and she'd freak.
    Whereas the likes of VP and Nicole have served their time in a sport that got fuck all support and backing for years in this country.
    It's a nostalgic romantic view I know, and expect to get shot down but I'm just a nostalgic romantic when it comes to cycling.
     
  25. stavros

    stavros Well-Known Member

    True, but he did make the front page of a lot of papers, and a gold medal for him may help ITV expand their one collective brain cell and put the TdF on live terrestrial every day next year.
     
  26. butchersapron

    butchersapron blood on the walls

    World record for the team sprint team!
     
  27. Melinda

    Melinda Kama roa, efshar livloa?

    Where the heck is everybody?!

    WR in the first round!

    :D
     
  28. strung out

    strung out (",)

  29. ScallyWag II

    ScallyWag II New Member

    Wow! They were saying on 5live this morning that their splits in training have been amazing. :cool:
     
  30. twistedAM

    twistedAM Left Of The Dial

    Chris Hoy's dad:cool:
     

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