Cycling in Sydney Australia
Articles/discussions for Olympics Games 2012
Mens Road Race , Sat 28/06: 250km
note: "Without communication it's going to require a lot of quick, smart thinking on the bike."
- no radio / team orders?
So it's not like a pro team event where there are each teams of the same size.
I wonder what's the chances of countries with 1 participant ? NZ for example has 2.
curious : why are the postion only given to the top 40 women and not the rest ?
See - HD after 40
All the men who completed were given a position.
HD = Hors delai
That means they finished the course, but outside the cutoff time.
The official website confirms that only the top 40 finished in the time limit: http://www.london2012.com/cycling-road/event=cycling-road-women-roa...
That time is based on the winners time, plus a certain %.
Drat there goes my prepared rant on gender inequality and that if they already had the technology they shouldnt begrudge giving out ranking after top 40s....
nothing to see here... move on...
It's a good thing those are really squares and so not "Olympic" at all or the IOC would be after him for copyright infringement. ;-)
Landis leads Vinokourov tributes
Former professional rider Floyd Landis was quick to make light of Vinokourov's Olympic win. While the Daily Mailcalled the race winner a 'nobody' and CBS ran with the headline "Ex-doper Vinokourov wins Olympic road race", Landis contacted Cyclingnews with the following:
"If Vino says 'it's a victory for clean cycling" he'd be my hero. Alternatively if he said READ DETAILS HERE that would work too."
Ok so the womens race is done.
I had to find some info on
- dropped chain, punctures etc that was not mentioned in
Time trials Men and Womens on Wednesday next
Evans has withdrawn from that race
- no replacement for him according to that page.
And Track program begins on Thursday!
but none of the available riders are specialist time triallists
Who cares? Surely Stuey can borrow a spare bike off his mate Spartacus?
Can't wait to see what the Olympic version of "hot pants" look like and if they can be applied to real everyday usage/commuting.
... something to match some gloves perhaps.
Last day of track.... got to stay awake...
Meares to face off The Queen for Gold in the Sprint.
Hoy, Awang, Mulder, Levy, Ven Velthooven and Perkins in Kiren Final 1st-6th race
A bronze for Edmondson in the Women's Omnium! Edged out of silver by a point.