London 2012 official OLYMPICS/PARALYMPICS discussion

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Bill wrote:has to finish 0.7 secs ahead? not going to happen - so she has to win and two other riders have to be faster than hammer also - :(
Assuming it was intentional, well played Bill
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Get in :o 8) :P
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fudge me!! Laura Trott, incredible.
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20 years old and she does that. Amazing.
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fisgard792 wrote:can somebody explain the difference in indoor cycling skill sets required between the keirin, the sprint and the shortest pursuit
They aren't far off. The Sprint requires tactics and can be won by a slower rider with great reflexes and a good eye for a weak moment.
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Ridiculous!
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Fat Albert wrote:
Bill wrote:has to finish 0.7 secs ahead? not going to happen - so she has to win and two other riders have to be faster than hammer also - :(
Assuming it was intentional, well played Bill
:lol: :lol: :lol:

on every point
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What a fantastic set of circumstances. Great play Trott! Well done too you French & Oz beauties!
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300 page of the thread btw :o
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warriors wrote:20 years old and she does that. Amazing.

Double Olympic champion at 20 years old and not a swimmer :shock:
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Ireland's Call wrote:Us wankers are actually on course for about 27 medals :shock: It's getting a bit surreal now.

Whoever has put all this together is as big a shoe in for honours as the Queens corgi groomer was in 1979.
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Fat Albert wrote:
Bill wrote:has to finish 0.7 secs ahead? not going to happen - so she has to win and two other riders have to be faster than hammer also - :(
Assuming it was intentional, well played Bill

me and eldian started the mockers last page - it worked!

raining gold - unbelievable - 21 of the buggers now
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eldanielfire wrote:
fisgard792 wrote:can somebody explain the difference in indoor cycling skill sets required between the keirin, the sprint and the shortest pursuit
They aren't far off. The Sprint requires tactics and can be won by a slower rider with great reflexes and a good eye for a weak moment.
ah thought they were basically the same, just dressed up differently

equestrians at it too, individual showjumping, individual dressage, and yes team showjumping and team dressage
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I feel a bit of sympathy for Cav, must be the best cyclist never to win an Olympic medal. I half expect him to come out with something like ''everyones got a medal 'cept me.'' :(
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THIS IS IT!
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Now I'm nervous.
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Bill wrote:
Fat Albert wrote:
Bill wrote:has to finish 0.7 secs ahead? not going to happen - so she has to win and two other riders have to be faster than hammer also - :(
Assuming it was intentional, well played Bill

me and eldian started the mockers last page - it worked!

raining gold - unbelievable - 21 of the buggers now
I may be wrong but it looks like in the cycling alone GB 6 out of 8 golds :thumbup: :thumbup: with 2 event to go (Hoy and Pendleton) :nod:
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Phew!
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PENDLETON so close...I said Meares was a threat.
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that was close!

think the aussie might win the 2nd race
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my my that was close
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One thousandth of a second! Bloody hell.
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Crums how close was that :lol:
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Fark me, width of the yellow band on the tyre!!! All credit to Meares
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eldanielfire wrote:PENDLETON so close...I said Meares was a threat.
Yeh, thanks for that Gary.
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In the bag now, shes not going to lose being on 2nd wheel

Am i saying that right?
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colonel wrote:In the bag now, shes not going to lose being on 2nd wheel

Am i saying that right?
Mockers!
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no DQ please 8)
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Vicky with the perfect lunge to win. 1/1000th of a second ahead. Could have gone either way.
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Could she be relegated? Out of the sprint lane?
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vicky going to get relegated for that you know
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fisgard792 wrote:can somebody explain the difference in indoor cycling skill sets required between the keirin, the sprint and the shortest pursuit
A match sprint tests racing skills: one on one, with the drafting, positioning and tactics that involves.

Short pursuits tests raw speed and acceleration.

The keirin is largely a sop to the Japanese big audience, but it does lessen the need for a big acceleration. The derny brings everyone up to speed. It is kind of halfway between the sprint and kilo.
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That judge hates Pendleton
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Surely someone at the BBC could admit their mistake and stop booking cavendish to fumble around with the english language
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Nooooooooooo! Meares ahead now!
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relegated :x
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where's that UCI official from? that's twice now! :x
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French to get their revenge... Cnuts :x
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Fat arsed bully
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fudge sake, an elbow in your side off a bend at full bore and cited for you trouble...
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