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Re: Olympic cycling

PostPosted: Sat Jul 28, 2012 12:43 pm
by Alistar
Not really as they're not the big hitters. Those guys are just covering their bases. Rogers trying to unsettle the British attacking the peloton. Ozzy in the break chancing his arm if able to stay away. Ozzy Sprinter Goss in the main peloton with cadel and Gerrans if break caught.

From now on is the danger time. Every man and his dog are going to try it on. GB team will try to keep the pace steady and reel them in each time as long as the pace isn't too high to cause Cavendish difficulty.

Chavanel, Gilbert, LL Sanchez, Cancellara, Boonen are the real danger-men.

Ooo Jack Bauer from NZ is a handy "strongman" in the chasing group to help on the flat. Struggling a bit on the climb tho. Our sprinter Henderson has the German and British team to tow him to the sprint for the line. Again having a go, and covering bases as nothing to lose.

Re: Olympic cycling

PostPosted: Sat Jul 28, 2012 1:01 pm
by baldy
very complex, strongman guy sounds like a winner. ;-)
watch out for me, will be watching just past boxhill at esher.

Re: Olympic cycling

PostPosted: Sat Jul 28, 2012 1:11 pm
by bob_summers
GB's eggs are all in one basket. Millar needs to get in a move.

Re: Olympic cycling

PostPosted: Sat Jul 28, 2012 1:35 pm
by Alistar
Yeah GB could lose a rider up the road easy and still be as strong.

Re: Olympic cycling

PostPosted: Sat Jul 28, 2012 1:43 pm
by bob_summers
sad to hear Henderson's climbed off, feeling unwell

Re: Olympic cycling

PostPosted: Sat Jul 28, 2012 1:49 pm
by bob_summers
Sagan might deliver on this, he's hardly worked all day.

Re: Olympic cycling

PostPosted: Sat Jul 28, 2012 2:14 pm
by Alistar
Yeah sucks More for him really, as I know what it meant to him coming to the Olympics. Chance of a top 10 in a bunch sprint. Oh well thats bike racing for you.

Garderen, Cancellara et al...Could be tough bringing this one back...

Re: Olympic cycling

PostPosted: Sat Jul 28, 2012 2:18 pm
by bob_summers
It's going to end up another Milan San remo with Cancellara towing them to the line just to get jumped in the sprint!

Re: Olympic cycling

PostPosted: Sat Jul 28, 2012 2:35 pm
by sergio
Ouch! I hope Cancellara will be able to do the chrono!

Re: Olympic cycling

PostPosted: Sat Jul 28, 2012 2:51 pm
by Alistar
Oh no not a gold for Vino! :lol: As for Uran, must go down as one of the worst sprints for gold in history!

Re: Olympic cycling

PostPosted: Sat Jul 28, 2012 3:01 pm
by bob_summers
I think Uran struck gold with a km to go when Vino bought the win ;-)
Sprint for 4th may prove crucial in a week or two

Re: Olympic cycling

PostPosted: Sat Jul 28, 2012 3:12 pm
by Alistar
:D

Re: Olympic cycling

PostPosted: Sat Jul 28, 2012 9:38 pm
by JohnBarleycorn
Looks like Cancellara may be out with a broken collarbone ! Again.

Unconfirmed rumour, but from a good source. So he broke his collarbone in Flanders, came back with awesome form at the Tour, and now its all over.

Poor guy.

Re: Olympic cycling

PostPosted: Sat Jul 28, 2012 9:52 pm
by bob_summers
Seeing him in tears at the finish... Hard to watch. Got a bit dusty in the room..

Ironically he knew that corner well, had ridden it in training, even put pics up on twitter. I know it from my time in London, there are / were cobbles on the apex.

Re: Olympic cycling

PostPosted: Sat Jul 28, 2012 9:57 pm
by bob_summers
Ps rumour I've heard is it's not broken but still grim for the ITT.