Olympics,,How will it work?

by thefatcyclist   July 14, 2012  

Time to start thinking about the olympics. How will it work? I presume something like the worlds, but Dave remind me please.
Ta.

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yes please remind us Dave? because ds's aren't gonna be much use are they.well maybe the TTers

'Don't look back. Something might be gaining on you'

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posted by livestrongnick [1414 posts]
16th July 2012 - 9:22

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I was assuming same as a classic, with bonus points for being in a break at halfway - but yes if it turns out that there aren't many DS in the Road Race then it might be sensible to change things slightly...

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posted by chrisdstripes [1365 posts]
16th July 2012 - 10:52

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Being more specific, will it be a no limits within budget free for all like the world champs last year or more focused? I remember that somebody took the whole uk squad. Bonus points for countires not teams?

posted by thefatcyclist [524 posts]
17th July 2012 - 22:21

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who knows? ..but these will help you pick your team Wink

http://cyclingsam1blog.blogspot.co.uk/2012/07/olympic-road-race-favourit... (Road Race favourites)

http://cyclingsam1blog.blogspot.co.uk/2012/07/olympic-time-trial-favouri... (TT favourites)

Sorry for the repetitive blog link drops, but I only started like last week, and i'm trying to get as many views as possible! Nerd Sorry! Smile

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posted by samjackson54 [60 posts]
18th July 2012 - 10:17

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Cheers for the blogs Sam....

Although id throw a few other names into the mix

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3518 posts]
18th July 2012 - 10:27

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I could've thrown some other names in, i.e. Tejay in the TT is one i've missed. But as always, I just wanted to post it pretty quickly, and I didn't want to do an essay! The names I put down are the ones that stood out to me at the time Smile

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posted by samjackson54 [60 posts]
18th July 2012 - 10:54

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Yeh fair enough, you could make an arguement for so many riders in the race anyway (road race), but good blog

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3518 posts]
18th July 2012 - 12:53

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Can't find a startlist anywhere? Crying

posted by ray silvester [1522 posts]
20th July 2012 - 17:06

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posted by Gkam84 [8198 posts]
20th July 2012 - 17:59

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Those are some shocking mug shots!! Rolling On The Floor

'Don't look back. Something might be gaining on you'

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posted by livestrongnick [1414 posts]
20th July 2012 - 19:33

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They seem to have replaced Kristin Armstrong, among other women, with a loaf of bread wearing a bowler hat. Strange.

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posted by Simon_MacMichael [7517 posts]
20th July 2012 - 19:51

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John Degenkolb is a jelly baby Devil

But its people we all know, Like Cancellara and Cav, Look like they have been on the lash all night and just having their bail picture taken in the morning Wink

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posted by Gkam84 [8198 posts]
20th July 2012 - 20:01

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Apart from Froome's baldness

My favourite HAS to be Timothy Duggan, It looks like he's posing in the mirror while holding his phone out to take the picture of himself

http://www.london2012.com/athlete/duggan-timothy-1132773/

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posted by Gkam84 [8198 posts]
20th July 2012 - 20:04

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Riders are now up on the olympics website.

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3518 posts]
21st July 2012 - 8:50

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Geez.....Sylvan Chavanel looks like Jaws from the 007 films Surprise Garrido looks about 60 Jakob looks like he's been pulled through a hedge backwards and even Spartacus looks bad.

Are these passport photo's or something?

Most of them will be lucky to clear immigration!!!

posted by ray silvester [1522 posts]
24th July 2012 - 12:48

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Dan Craven FTW. By day, Namibian Pro. By night, Beegees tribute. GREAT hair.

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posted by Dave Atkinson [7044 posts]
24th July 2012 - 12:58

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EBH wins the 'shrunken head' award:

http://www.london2012.com/athlete/boasson-hagen-edvald-1044060/

Also, did Emma Pooley even bother to get dressed for hers?

posted by drheaton [3350 posts]
24th July 2012 - 13:03

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