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what's going on? two bronzes? are we no longer the dominant world power in track cycling?  1

looking forward to houvenagel in the pursuit, she looks pretty tidy...

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purplecup [217 posts] 7 years ago
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still, bronzes first, then silver... shurely shome gold to come?

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gandberg [175 posts] 7 years ago
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here in this small isle have a tendancy to rest on our laurels.... (where does this phrase come from? leaning on a hedge? serious, where??)

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Barry Fry-up [187 posts] 7 years ago
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don't know where the phrase comes from but jamie staff was the living embodiment of it last night... 'we haven't been training that hard, we're just here for a laugh' was the basic gist of his interview after his average-at-best first lap meant the french handed us our arses on a plate in the sprint. again.

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Tony Farrelly [2869 posts] 7 years ago
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gandberg wrote:

here in this small isle have a tendancy to rest on our laurels.... (where does this phrase come from? leaning on a hedge? serious, where??)

It's probably got something to do with the classical greek practice of awarding the winners of sporting contests a laurel wreath.

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hammergonewest [105 posts] 7 years ago
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They've got some gold now in the women's pursuit and some silver in the women's teams sprint… er, and some nothing in the keirin despite having two people in the final

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Barry Fry-up [187 posts] 7 years ago
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It was heart in the mouth stuff on the women's pursuit though, top racing! the GB girls looked much tidier than the New Zealanders though, and really strong at the end. well done!