It's all gone bronze

by cactuscat   March 25, 2009  

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

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

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still, bronzes first, then silver... shurely shome gold to come?

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posted by purplecup [232 posts]
25th March 2009 - 21:10

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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??)

The Man In Black.

posted by gandberg [215 posts]
26th March 2009 - 0:24

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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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posted by Barry Fry-up [186 posts]
26th March 2009 - 7:54

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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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posted by Tony Farrelly [4111 posts]
26th March 2009 - 8:48

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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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posted by hammergonewest [105 posts]
26th March 2009 - 22:35

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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!

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posted by Barry Fry-up [186 posts]
26th March 2009 - 22:51

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